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The Kentucky Kernel, April 6, 1945

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

ON PAGE TWO Kernel's View On Unpublished Letter VOLUME XXXV Charles M. Kupp Week ending April 2, 1945 With this issue The Kernel brings to its readers Dr. Charles M. Knapp's news column which has appeared as a regular week ly feature in many Kentucky newspapers Dr. since 1939. Knapp is a professor in the History department of the University. The War Fronts In Earope: EasUiis year brought the definite prospect of an early end to the European phases of the war. That end is fast approaching and it is coming through the collapse of the Nazi defenses east of the Rhine. There, during the week that has passed, the British armies in the north and the American armies in the center of the western front western Germany. So fast were the advances that tens of thousands of Germans were made prisoners and whole divisions have been encircled ter in the Rhur industrial area. According to latest reports all of General Eisenhower's nine Allied armies are across the Rhine. But the whereabouts of their advance armored units has been concealed from the home folks except in the most general terms, mainly for the security of Uic units engaged, secondly, because it has no doubt been difficult to keep in touch with such fast moving units as famed ones of General Pattern's Third Army. Thus, at this writing, it Is possible only to state that the British forces tinder Montgomery seems to be striking northwestward toward the great north German ports of Bremen and Hamburg across the level country of the Baltic Plain. Across the middle Rhine, the ican Third Army and its associates appears to have Frankfurt and to be nearing Kassel over good highways through the Thur-fngi- an Forest. Latest rumors place Patlon's men within 162 miles of Berlin, but he might be anywhere. The otlier day General Eisenhower was credited with saying that he did not know where Pat ton was because he had not heard from him for three hours! Apparently, the German armies east of the Rhine have been disintegrating during the past week. It my well be that there is little organized resistance between the Allied advance units and Berlin at this time. A German general officer was credited with such a statement after he had been taken a prisoner But troops cannot adin vance without fuel for their motor equipment and supplies of food and ammunition. Patton's Third Army had to halt finally for those reasons when it was racing across France last summer. The new German commander General Kessclring, transferred recently from Italy, might, within a few days, reorganize a front on the west which might offer some strong resistance for a time, enough to permit, perhaps, the concentration of the remnants of the Nazi armies in southern Germany, Austria an Czechoslovakia, for a final desperate stand. Many think that that is the hope. The Russian offensives this week have cleared the Polish Corridor, captured the Baptic ports of Danzig and Gdynia, and just about cleaned up all German spots of resistance behind their lines in Poland and East Prussia. Most progress has been repotred, however, by (Obntinucd on Page Four) ed mid-wee- k. Kampus Kernels UederUfel . . . will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, in Room 302 of Miller hall. Dr. J. R. Schwendeman, head of the Department or Geography, will speak on "The Geography of the Battle Zones in Germany." Newman club . . . will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Catherine's Academy. 240 North Lime. Breakfast will be served. All Catholic students and soldiers tire invited. . . . meeting at 7:30 d Pryor p.m. Tuesday hi Room 313 of the Biological Science building. Dr. A. C. McFarland, head of the Geology department, will be guest speaker. A business meeting will follow. Party for all veterans on the campus will be given at 8 p.m. Friday at Shelby house, 113 State Pre-Me- .. street. ON PAGE ONE Field House To Hare Swimming Pool Too UNIVERSITY OP KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, Z246 War World fr. By HE liyENTUOOr J&JEKNEL 11 Governor To Answer SGA Offices To Be Filled Veterans' Petition In Electiou Students Question Wenner-Gre- n Gift ' University Seventeen students, veterans of World War II, who Tuesday presented a petition to Gov. Simeon Willis questioning the gift of a laboratory to the University by , Axel L. Wenner-Grewill be answered in detail as soon as the governor has assembled data from the records, it was announced Wednesday. Ask Public Hearing The asked Governor Willis to call a public hearing on the $156,000 gift made in 1940 by the now black-liste- d Swedish munitions manufacturer. The petition n, See President Donovan-- ! ter to the editor on page let- t. particularly requested investigation of a letter written by Judge Richard C. Stoll, Lexington, chairman of the executive committee of the board of trustees, to the Washington attorney who was attempting to get Wenner-Gren- 's name stricken from the black list. The letter in ques- tion was released Wednesday morning and is printed below. Harry Caudill, Whitesburg, and Lloyd Booth and R. B. Eastburn, both of Lexington, presented the peUtion to Governor Willis in his capacity as chairman of the Board of Trustees. To Answer Petition Dr. H. L. Donovan, president of the University, announced following a quarterly meeting of the board of trustees Tuesday that the governor would answer the petition. " "The record will .speak for itself," the governor told the trustees. The trustees themselves answered what they termed "implied charges" that they had been unpatriotic by listing more than 40 members of their families who are, or have been in the armed sen-iceof the United s States. Plummer Comments Commenting on a statement by Caudill In a letter to Governor Willis charging that Dr. Donovan refused to permit a letter protesting against the hanging of a portrait of Judge Stoll in the University library published In the Kentucky Kernel. Dr. Niel Plummer, acting director-- ' of ' student publications, said: "Caudill presented the letter to Janet Edwards, editor of the Kernel. After a conference with Miss Edwards and Caudill which lasted for one and one-ha- lf hours. Miss Edwards and I decided not to publish the letter because it contained libelous material."- He explained that the fact that the Kernel is a student-edited newspaper docs not render it any less liable for statements it publishes. SWU Letter Released Another issue connected with the veterans' protest which appeared in newspaper columns this week included the statement by Caudill that he was dismissed from his job as monitor in Bradley hall. This was confirmed by President Donovan in a statement to the Courier-Journa- l. Judge Stoll's letter, referred to in the petition, follows in full: Jan. "25, 1943 "Honorable Cordell Hull "Secretary of State "Washington, D. C. "Dear Sir: "The University of Kenutcky has been requested to give you a brief statement concerning the Wenner-Gre- n Aeronautical Research Lab- oratory and the circumstances at- tending the gift of tills laboratory to the University by the .Viking Foundation, of which Mr. Axel L. Wenner-Gre- n was at the time president. "Dr. Frank L. VcVey was president of the University of Kentucky when this gift was made, but he has now retired, and Dr. Herman L. Donovan, who is now president, of course was not familiar with the circumstances surrounding the gift, so. as chairman of the Executive Committee of the University of Kentucky and vice chairman of the Board of Trustees. I thought it proper for me to write you. "Several years ago the Mawen Motor Corporation discussed with Colonel James H. Graham, dean of the College of Engineering of the University, the question of building and equipping a small laboratory upon the campus with the intention of ultimately giving the laboratory to the University. Its cost was Dutch Lanrh rlob . . . will meet at noon today in Room 204 of the Student Union building, and members estimated at $60,000. are requested to leave their lunch "Late in June, 1940, Colonel Graorders in the YWCA room not later ham was asked to meet Mr. Wennerthan Thursday afternoon. Reor- -Gren in New York and to disganization was announced by the cuss fully with him. This president, Mary Lillian Davis. Elec- was the matter the first contact Colonel Graprogram tions will be held, and the ham, or anyone else connected with will be a puppet show. University, had with Mr. WennerDance . . . from 9 to 12 p.m. Sat- the -Gren personally. Colonel Graurday in the Bluegrass room of the ham had two short interviews hi Union building. day with Mr. Wenner-Gre- n and Sweater Swing . . . from 6 to 7:30 one Wenner-Gre- n decided to finance Monday In the Bluegrass ruoin Mr. pjn. (.Couiti'Jtd on Fae Four) cf the Union building. Pause Candidates To File Petitions With Registrar 12 Club Says Petition Not Its Views for the presidency of the Student Government Association as well as for 10 vacancies in the assembly must be filed by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the office of the registrar, according to an announcement by Betty Anne Ginocchio, chairman of the election committee. The election will be held a week later, Wednesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the north end of of the main lounge in the Union and Bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle! Bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle! If you like a certain soft drink and If you wish to have an ample supply to quench your thirst as spring approaches, it is up to you to return those things mentioned above. If you only returned the number shown above there would be a whole case more available next time at the Campus Book Store because filled bottles are received only in exchange for empties. Remember, no cooperation no bottles no Cokes! So bottle, bottle, bottle, bottle: (a sixth of a case!) well-kno- Applications The petition presented to Governor Willis by 17 students who are veterans of World War II does not in any way represent the views of the Veterans club on the campus. Joe Covington, commander of the club, told The Kernel yesterday. Covington said that the club mas organized to help readjust veterans to civilian life, and is not a political organization. cy building. Students who have maintained an standing of at least 1.3 and who have completed at least two quarters of residence may file application for any of the vacancies listed. Applicants must state their The Student Government Asso- college and the position for which ciation is not being abolished! they are filing. President and SuKy Circle is not being kicked candidates may be enoff the campus. rolled in any college of the UniverThe Washington Monument and sity. Assembly Vacancies the Capitol of the United States Vacancies in the assembly created are not being moved to the campus this quarter by the expiration of this morning before breakfast! Contrary to all the rumors that terms include: Arts and Sciences, may have been whispered in your one upperclass man, two lowerclass car, you can take the word of SGA women, one upperclass woman. Agriculture: one upperclass Prexy Bill Embry, SGA Faculty Adviser William S. Ward, and inci- woman. Reports Are Only Rumors SGA Plans Point Board tal Commerce: one upperclass woman. dentally. Dr. Herman Lee Donovan, Education: one upperclass woman. president of the University of Engineering: one lowerclass man. Kentucky. No one was sure yesterday just j Graduate school: one how the rumors about the SGA and Ballots in each college will include SuKy started, or who started them or why, but The Kernel learned only the vacancies in that college in addition to the that Wednesday night such reports candidates for president and began to spread through campus In the Law college where spots. no vacancy occurs, ballots will be They came to the attention of printed with only the names of Dr. Ward and of Mr. Embry who presidential and established the falsity of the re- candidates. ports within a few minutes. Mean No applications may be filed after while these reports continued to 3:30 Wednesday; at that time, in gain currency. an uncontested office, the only apLate yesterday afternoon Presi- plicant will be declared automatident Donovan gave the final word cally elected. on the matter: Members whose terr.u expire this "There is absolutely nothing to quarter include Marybelle Calvert, such rumors. They have no foun- Elizabeth Crapster. John Robblns, dation of fact, and are not even Betty Fraysure, Phyllis Watkins, good fiction." Jerry Napier, John Hopkins, Char-leBurris, Emily Hunt, Bill Buckler. Bill Embry and Betty Anne Ginocchio are the retiring presirepresen-tative-at-lar- ne Checks Cashed In Bookstore dent and respec- tively. Members of the election commitThe Campus bookstore, which tem- tee are Betty Anne Ginocchio, porarily was unable to cash checks, chairman; Marjean Wenstrup, is again rendering this service to Betty Tevis, and Norman Chrisman. the students of the University, according to Mr. Jimmy Morris, manager of the bookstore. Mr. Morris said that weekly totals of checks cashed had sometimes run as high as-- $10,000, and that some of these required difficulty hi their The appointment of Dr. Margaret collection, making more work for Hotchkiss as assistant professor In the personnel of the store which at the Bacteriology department, has by Dr. Morris best is quite busy with its regular been announced business. For this reason, the book- Scherago, department head. store did not cash checks the latter the place "I'm from Brooklyn part of March. where the trees grow," Dr. Hotchkiss responded in reply to that SGA Helps Students found that getting their question. She is teaching nurses' checks from home cashed on the classes and laboratory diagnosis and campus was a problem and asked is assisting in pathology. Dr. Hotchkiss received her AB that the Student Government Association help solve the difficulty. degree at Vassar college and went President Bill Embry consulted with to Yale University where she obMrs. Sarah Holmes, dean of women, tained her PhD in public health and and with Mr. Morris. Enibry prom- bacteriology. After receiving her degree, Dr. ised the bookstore the aid of the Student Government Association in Hotchkiss was research bacteriolin the redeeming of delinquent checks, ogist at a sewage New Brunswick, N. J. Following and asked that it resume its that, she was bacteriologist in service. With the cooperation of the other charge of the city laboratory at financial agencies and money sour- Patterson, N. J. She later went to New York Medices on the campus, which will alleviate the burden on f lie bookstore, cal college as assistant professor of Mr. Morris says they will be able to bacteriology and remained in that continue to help the students in capacity until her appointment to the University. this way. Hotchkiss Appointed Assistant Professor In Bacteriology sub-stati- check-cashi- NUMBER FRIDAY. APRIL 6, 1913 System Stresses Campus Activities Student Activities Point board is to be operated to draw up the details of a point system and student activities file regulated through the Student Government Association. This motion was passed unanimously by the assembly in a meetA ing of SGA Monday, April 2. The board will be composed of six members: two faculty members appointed by President H. L. Donovan, one man student appointed by Dean T. T. Jones, one woman student appointed by Dean Sarah B. Holmes, and two students appointed by SGA. The board will perfect the plan of the activities committee of SGA, which will designate a certain number of points to be gained by a student for membership and office holding in all campus organizations. The purpose of this point system is to encourage more Uni versity students to participate in campus activities. Student Activity Filt A student activities file will be set up and will be available for reference. This file will list the interests of each student and the various organizations to which he belongs. Wenstrup Elected Secretary An election was held for secre- tary and treasurer. Marjean Wenstrup succeeds Emily Jones as secretary of SGA and Jack Banahan was elected treasurer succeeding Swimming Pool Part Of Plan In University's $1,000,000 Fieldhouse Presentation Of Honors Scheduled For Thursday Marie L. McCown To Direct Program I picion of the high mileage that would be recorded, and the resulting implication that he was patronizing B.M.'s. Many students had difficulty in remembering life in a peaceful world. "The war has been going on for so long I have forgotten what things were like," was a frequent comment. A senior in the law school said that "women appreciate men more now," and he seemed eager to keep it that way. He bewailed the fact e enrollthat the smaller ment classes have increased recitawar-tim- tion demands on the students ent." pres- G'ig Shortage "Besides the increased demand for cigarettes and the lack of them, I notice a definite feeling of tension on campus," said one male student, a senior in the first class, to graduate in June. "When peace comes there will be more schocl spirit end Interest in school all-w- ar rn s Folk songs, popular songs, and dances created by Kentuckians will be the theme of the "Kentucky Belles" program, the annual presentation of honors to University women, given by the Women's Administrative council at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Memorial hall. The program is under the direction of Marie Louise McCown. and Betty Ann Ginocchio will preside as mistress of ceremonies. The program Is as follows: A Medley of Popular Songs, a piano and organ duet Joan Akers and Betty Bain Adair. "Waterlily," a modern dance by MacDowell Tau Sigma. "I Don't Want To Love You," a icice solo by Henry Pritchard of Paris Betty Harris Russell. ballads, Two native Kentucky "Grandma Grunts" and "Careless Love" Glee club. Kentucky's Alma Mater Glee club and audience. Pledges To Be Named Pledges will be chosen for the honorary organizations. Mortar Board, senior women's fraternity; Cwens, sophomore women's fraternity; and Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman women's fraternity. Alpha Gamma Delta, social sorority, will present a cup to the outstanding freshman woman of its choice; and Theta Sigma Phi, women's journalism honorary, will present a plaque to the freshman journalism woman with the highest scholastic and most ability. Mortar Board will choose the freshman woman with the highest (Continued on Page Four) standing ChiO's To Sponsor Special Convocation For Women Students .w ? : - 1 u.?. :' K. " A Marie Louise McCown Conference Ends Today Interviews Close Vocational Meet Representatives from state and national organizations are on the campus today interviewing senior women who wish Jobs after grad uation. These representatives and senior women are taking part In a Career sponsored by Mortar conference Board, senior women's honorary. The conference includes inter views Thursday and today, with luncheons in the Student Union building for firm representatives and Mortar Board members who helped plan the conference. Dean Sarah B. Holmes entertained committee members and representatives with a tea at her home, 5 p.m. Thursday. Marjorie Palmore Warner is general chairman of the conference. Committee chairmen are Margaret Erskine Caldwell, room arrangements; Helen Lipscomb, program: Ruth Pace, appointments; Virginia Elizabeth Baskett. Faulkner, publicity; Ellen O'Ban-noposters? Lucy Meyer, social; and Priscilla Gradtly, correspondence. Organizations participating in the Career conference are Ashland Oil and Refining Co.. Camp Fire Girls, Curtiss-Wrig- ht Inc.. The Courier-Journa- l, (Louisville). Curtiss-Wrig(Passaic. N. J.). DuPont Indiana Ordnance, Girl Scouts. Inc.. Navy Civilian Recruitment (Washington, D. C). R.C.A. Victor Division, Seagrams. Tennessee Eastman. U. S. Civil Service Commission, U. S. Signal Corps, Welfare Division (Frankfort), and Wright Field. Brewster Phelps. A committee was appointed by President Bill Embry to investigate Speaking on the general theme of ways by which SGA could assist "Interesting Jobs Tor Women After the University with the problem of the War," Mrs. Chase Going line breaking in the Union cafemember of the House of teria. Representatives and director of the Institution of Woman's Professional $100 Appropriation will be the principal An appropriation of $100 to the Relations, House President's Council was made speaker at a special women's convocation to be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday by the assembly. Reports were made by Norman in Memorial hall. Sponsored by Chi Omega sorority Chrisman, member of the Dance committee, and Charlene Burris. with the assistance of the house chairman of the Convocation com- presidents' council, and other professional organizations, Mrs. Wood-houmittee. will discuss the value of prepTlie resignation of Betty Harris, college for specialized effective April 2, was approved aration in fields. Her special duties as director unanimously by the assembly. of the institute are the opening of new fields for women in every line of industry, and she will be prepared to give discussions on the means of Dr. Henry Noble Sherwood will securing the job that will suit each be moderator for the second "Imi- woman's taste. Mrs. Woodhouse has served as tation to Reading" review which will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in secretry of the state of Connecticut for 1941-4and was elected to the the Browsing room. Congress in 1944. She The novel "Edward Bellamy" by Seventy-nin- th A. E. Morgan will be reviewed in is also author of many books a round table discussion by A. D. and articles of women's work and Kirwan, H. N. Sherwood, M. R. Sul- education. livan, and H. W. Beers. Because of the timeliness of this Other reviews to be presented are talk, the convocation will be com"Wife to Mr. Milton" on April 17, pulsory for all freshman and sophomore women. and "The Far East" on April 24. ..Funeral services were held yesterday for Prof. Perry West. 66, in structor in mechanical engineering at the University, who died Monday evening at his home, following a heart attack. He had been ill for activities. The return of boys will much social life," said a coed who three months, an dliad recently re help to bring things to normal. had given the question much Leadership on campus has always thought. "We have developed much turned to his home after a week at been by the men. Women will not more of a community spirit from the Good Samaritan hospital. Profes-soWest, son of Mr. T. E. stay in the top positions because seeing each other more and not they naturally look up to men." Of getting out. Also we demand more West and Sallie Perry West, of course, the latter Is a debatable of the University through classes Nichola-svillreceived his degree point. and professors." from the College of Engineering at A veteran said he noticed the norStudent Body Is Different th University in 1898. malcy of Kentucky as compared to "So many things are out of line." He was associated with the Cary the uneasiness hi many sections of the country, "but the girls here said another student. "We are all Engineering company. New York show more nervousness than the so aware of the difference in the City, and later opened an electrical student body. There is a feeling of men." tenseness in the atmosphere and a engineering office in New York. More on the subjective side is the In 1035 he superintended the insensitive feeling of civilians on feeling on the part of students that campus, a feeling that they have stallation of the central heating during the years of war "we have been left out of the glamour of all been fenced in," as one student uniforms. Our thoughts have been plant at the University, and three puts it. wrapped up in getting the boys years later jouied the faculty of the Loafing Out Of Dale home who are in places they don't College of Engineering. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. A freshman said she misses the want to be. places where they are "leisurely life" we used to have. thinking of the possibility that Mary Bulurd West, of Nicholasviiie; "Vacations and loafing are out of they may not fit into home and the twi sisters. Mrs. Lulu McConathy date. If it isn't carried to an ex- environment they have dreamed of." alid Mrs. C. L. Crosby of Lexington; treme it isn't a bad idea." She concluded with everybody's a brother. Howard West of White "Students have become more feeling that "it will be wonderful Plains, N. Y.; and one uncle, Henry t serious and they dea&nd &s ta have the trcsd tcjsther Wood-hous- e, exhibition; n, se ht Invitation To Heading 2, Trustees Authorize Construction Of Residence Units A regulation size swimming pool has been included in the tentative plans for the new $1,000,000 to be constructed when materials are available, it was revealed after the quarterly meeting of the board of trustees on the campus Tuesday. At the session of the board architects were authorized to proce-- d with the plans of the fieldhouse on Euclid avenue and to continue with plans for a new $600,000 dormitory and food service unit for women, and a new $200,000 men s dormitory which - ': would also include recrea- tional facilities for all the men's residence units. building program The over-a- ll projected by the board of trustees forecast an expenditure of more than $1,800,000 in new buildings to be completed when the war end. Came As Surprise Plans for the inclusion of a regulation size swimming pool in the east end of the new fieldhouse-audi-toriuwhich is to memorialize the war dead, came as a surprise to students who have long sought a pool for the University. It was explained by Frank D. Peterson, comptroller, that the term "regulation size" meant that the pool would be large enough for all offi cial records and meets. ' The architects' proposals for the pool provided for separate entrances tend locker facilities for men and women, and one entire side of the pool will have outside lighting. Seating arrangements for 500 have been tentatively planned. Other proposals presented by the architects for the fieldhouse-audi-toriuJohn Gillig and associates. Ernest Johnson and Hugh Meri wether, call for a basketball audi torium seating 12.000 persons, the seats to be of the permanent opera house type, with permanent bleacher type seats down one side of the court. In addition to the basketball auditorium, the plans are being made so that a special auditorium can be arranged with a movable stage, this hall to seat between 4.000 and 5,000 persons. Lockers, showers, training rooms, offices for the athletic staff and some facilities for physical education also are provided in the tentative plans. Impressive Feature One of the most Impressive features of the new fleldhouse-audt- torium will be the "memorial hall- opening on Euclid avenue. This hall, memorializing the war dead, will be approximately 100 feet long. 35 feet wide and will have a high ceiling. At the door and along Euclid avenue will be elaborate plantings and special designs commemorating the war dead. Plans for the new dormitory unit for men. which will complete the quadrangle along Washuigton avenue, are being drawn by Architect John Wilson. His tentative plans which were presented to the board were approved. The unit will provide a lounge and recreational facilities for all the men's dormitories. (Continued on Page Four) Kilo Held For Dr. West Armistice Rumors Stir Our Imagination By Mary Ann Cross Last week's rumors of armistice in Europe stirred the imagination and raised the hopes of everyone all over the U. S. Students reflected on the things that would come with peace, those things they had given up during the years of war. High on the list of the items they have missed the most are, seeing the old gang in the familiar places, and, for the travel, cigarettes, women on campus, seeing that one special man. Women Miss Nylons Next to nylons and chewing gum, one coed said she missed the way Louisville used to be. "It's so big now. It used to be a general meeting place for everyone we knew and now you don't see anyone but. soldiers and war workers." One student said he would be glad to have speedometers connected on cars again and explained that disconnecting them was his ay cf keecir.g doTa Ussily sus 22 r c. d'.-a'- azz:' 3? WJJ By Shirley Meister Question: What is year enre ivr spring fever? Pat Clarke. AS. sophomore: Winter. Kathleen (iatvin. A AS. sophomore: heck, who wants to be cured Marvin Zurkerman. A AS. freshman: a girl and the sun. Hazel Glasscock, Af.. junior: just read a good love story. Jay Tenzer. AST: a man in the AST can't afford to have spring fever. Margaret Campbell. Aj.. freshman: the mountains. Bernice Sebree, Af., freshman: sleep. Joe Porter, Eng.. sophomore: smoking cigars. Sue Gamblin. AAS. sophomore: since the marines have left, I eat pineapple sundaes. Carolyn Stevens, AAS, freshmas: lake a sentimental journey Jimmy Hisle. Eng., senior: sleeping hi the staff room in the radio studios. Jack Smith, Eng., freshman: Just ULs it esu;-- .