THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
The Kentucky Kernel
According to the weight of authority it all started
back in France many years ago when the calendar was
reformed. France was the first country to adopt the
The Kentucky Kernel is the official newspaper of the new calendar and to commence the new year on January
students and alumni of the University of Kentucky.
Published every Friday throughout the college year 1 instead of March 25 when it had always previously been
begun. Before this change was made it was custo
by the student body of the university.
mary to have the merrymaking concomitant with the new
Subscription One Dollar and Fifty Cents a Year Five year's advent culminate on the octave of the feast, April
Cents the Copy. Entered at Lexington Postoffice
1 when visits were paid and gifts exchanged.
as second class mail matter.
With the adoption of the reformed calendar in 1564
New Year's day was carried back to January 1 and only
pretended gifts and mock ceremonial visits were made
MANAGING EDITOR on April 1, with the view of making fools of those who
had forgotten the change of date.
John R. Bullock, Jr.
Such say historians is the origin of the custom
Helen Shelton which is observed almost universally of celebrating April
A. P. Robertson
1 of every year as April Fool or All Fools' Day. But
while the day is different, tha custom is centuries older
than the origin above given and goes back to the practice
of Caius and his cohorts in striving to make fools of
Virginia King Conroy
each other during the time of the Roman feast SaturASSISTANTS
nalia. While the celebration of All Fools' Day goes back
W. H. Glanz
only to 1564, it is probably that the desire to fool one's
neighbors, to send them on "sleeveless errands" as it
Rebecca Edwards Leida Keyes
is called in England, has been an inherent quality of
man ever since his first progenitor resided in the historic
Garden of Eden.
E. M. Sargent
Elizabeth Strossman Mildred
In modern days the practice is still continued. EspecOra Spradlin
Evalee Featherston Dorothy Darnell
Ethel Stamper ially does youthful America derive great pleasure from
Byron Pumphrey . H. V. T. Lukens
gentleman kick conPauline Adams seeing a
temptuously an old derby lying on the sidewalk all unBill Reep
aware of the fact that under the derby lies a most disASSISTANTS
concerting brick; or in watching some avaricious womSPECIAL WRITERS
George Mgore Jameson
an snatch at an empty purse lying on the sidewalk.
Lydia Robert- - Exchanges
Among older Americans, while less general, the pracKathleen Peffley, Feature
tice still persists. Even up to a few years ago it was
Lucile Cook, Squirrel Food
not out of the ordinary for metropolitan dailies to carry
Frank K. Hoover
Virginia Boyd, Literary
accounts of the burning of the city reservoir, of terrible
P. P. Baker, Cartoonist
wrecks, of gifts of uncomprehensible values, and of many
The Kernel is coming out today on April 1. In it
John W. Dundon, Jr.
the saff has refrained from any of these practical jokes
which formerly featured the columns of the press on
this occasion. It is not that The Kernel is "sour on the
world" or is opposed to fun and "frivolity. But it does
seem that such foolishness while all right in its place,
E. L. Berry
has no place at any time in newspapers whose business
it is always to present the truth to the public.
For these reasons in this Kernel there are nq stories
concerning a million dollar gift to the university for a
new library or of the resignation of four of the nine
Maude A. Van Buskirk
J. P. Glenn
deans, or yet of the refusal of students to accept the
ASST. ADV. MGR
Virgil L. Couch
W. D. Grote A. L. Pigman
D. K. QUESTIONNAIRE
Several weeks ago, Omicron Delta Kappa, national
honorary campus leaders' fraternity, submitted to every
student of the university a questionnaire dealing with
various campus problems. The fraternity hoped by this
means to obtain information which would enable it to
take active steps to solve some of these problems.
Up to the present time only a very small percenEarnest Elmo Calkins in an article "Business Has
Wings" appearing in the March Number of the At tage of the students have returned their questionnaires
lantic monthly, advances evidence to prove that really to the committee. The vast majority of students have
successful American business men regard business as a either forgotten the matter completely or else have not
game that they thrill to the adventure of matching felt disposed to take the time necessary to fill out and
their wits with those of their competitors and that it return the paper. Or yet a third possibility is that many
is this spirit of adventure rather than any earthly lust students have not examined their mail boxes for many
of lucre which leads them ever onward in the quest of days and consequently do not know that such a thing as
this questionnaire exists.
Omicron Delta Kappa has set as its goal the soluAccording to Mr. Calkins' theory, certain adventur
campus problems. In order to do this
ous spirits in all ages have sought the unusual.
In tion of certain
decided to get the general student opinion on a nummedieval days they clothed themselves with heavy armor it
ber of matters such as: camp:us traditions, supervision
and sought the Holy Grail; in the
on the campus, and
period they procured galleons and sailed the unknown over freshmen, automobile parking
the like. Unless more students send in their papers, the
seas in quest of new and strange lands; in the nineteenth
fraternity will be hampered greatly in its proposed work.
century these persons turned their attention to scienIt seems that many students would feel as one stutific investigations and discoveries; and in the twentieth
century they engage in business which combines all of dent did who expressed himself by saying "I
suggest what I think might be of
investigation, and this opportunity to
the thrills of conquest, discovery,
benefit to the university." It is a matter in which every
search for the unusual.
student should seek to do everything in his power to
Unquestionably there are many people who will not reach some solution. It is therefore to be hoped that
accept Mr. Calkins' hypothesis.
Many Doubting more questionnaires will be filled out and returned at
Thomases will arise to argue that money is the only in
spiration which twentieth century business men know,
Perhaps they are right. In some cases they are un-- t
questionably correct. But there is a certain fascination
about Mr. Calkins' proposition that grips one and makes
After experiencing some of the weather we endure
one feel that in many instances it is true.
around here we feel moved to remark that sometime
Granting that many business men enjoy their work when it looks like rain, it doesn't; and sometimes when
and regard it as a fascinating puzzle to be solved, an it doesn't, it most disgustingly does.
extremely enjoyable game to play, one wonders why the
same theory could not apply equally as well to college
Yet this isn't such a bad world to live in. What if
students. One wonders, if it doesn't apply to certain of college students were really as bad as some people say
those students who are getting the most out of their they are?
But, if on the other hand they were, the university
Given a student who takes no interest in his work
could annually realize a handsome revenue from the sale
who looks upon the preparation of his lessons as just
of the empty bottle privileges at the student dances.
so much torture that he must endure in order to re-
THIS AND THAT
main in school; who fails to see any vista of opportunity
for investigation and exploration behind the printed
pages of the required textbook given such a student
and one has the problem which confronts educators of
the country today.
How shall these students be awakened to the pur
pose of a college education? Certainly it will not be
merely by increasing the daily assignments and seeking
to cram more facts down their throats. But what about
making these studies a game? Would student interest
be aroused by introducing competition, by instructors
seeking to introduce new life into their course? We
think it would.
As" a successor to the
puzzle craze, some
of the metropolitan journals and periodicals are seeking
to introduce question quizzes. These quizzes contain
ing usually about twenty questions each, deal with var
ious subjects from baseball to dramatics. It is said that
in the North and East these quizzes have already gained
nearly as much prominence as
puzzles, and other such fads have enjoyed in recent
Has this fad any possibilities in the line of teach
ing? Perhaps it can be so adapted as to serve some use
ful purpose in arousing- interest in classical and sup
posedly "dry" subjects perhaps not. A few weeks ago
an instructor in the art department gave a
"culture quiz" to one of his classes. Without discussing
the merits or demerits of this quiz as a gauge of one's
culture, all must grant that the test did have the merit
of arousing considerable student interest in their own
ignorance along this line. How many students went to
the library and looked up the answers to the questions
we do not know but we feel that this quiz did arouse
some interest in some students in the study of art, music,
and literature. It is possible that similar quizzes could
be prepared in other courses which would tend to. arouse
similar interest in such subjects.
The problem is a different one. But unless something is done to arouse interest on the part of college
students in study it seems that the college careers of a
large percentage of youthful Americans are doomed to
of social life, extrabe wasted on the
curricular activities, pleasures, and plain indolence.
In our opinion, however, if more persons confined
their attention to teaching students how to make a "decent living" instead of fretting over whether they are
"living decent," a university education would be more
"decently" pleasurable, and certainly more valuable.
life is becoming more effeminate every
day," writes a paragrapher in The Virginian Tech.
"Students at the University of Kentucky have been com
pelled by the faculty to turn in their revolvers," he
gossips for a conclusion.
We agree with his nibs, the paragrapher, on the
But we base our conclusion on his own evi
dence that college men are now falling for such purely
and in such a convincing unmas
culine manner, too.
VIRGINIA BOYD, Editor
Ah, no, you could hardly call her fickle,
Only whimsical in her affections, .
While she loved, she loved deeply,
And those whom she loved, loved her,
Yes, and many whom she did not love.
Lasting love, No! How could such love ever last?
Say as well the deep intoxication of the wine
Would also be forever.
Her cup of love was ever full and only for
The man of the moment
Understand her with the soul of a goddess
We could not.
Her sorrow perhaps that she never met
So let it rest, my friend, nor chide me not
No, nor by the gods, thou shalt not speak her
name so lightly.
'Tis not for us to judge, nor can we understand.
She all that a woman should be
We, far, far from being
servance of fraternity "hell week."
'HELL WEEK" CAUSES
TROUBLE AT KANSAS
"Hell week" is the term applied to
a period of trial whicb some fraterniLawrence, Kan. Following the ar ties require that their pledges go
Officials Expect 25,000 Sturest of 13 fraternity pledges for cre through immediately prior to intia-tiodents in 53 Camps This
During this period the initiates
ating a disturbance in North LawSummer, According to
rence at 2 a.m. city officials and are required to perform various'
Col. H. P. Hobbs
authorities of the University of Kan stunts which require considerable
sas met with representatives of the midnight prowling, and which someFOUR COURSES OFFERED
professional and social fraternities to times cause complaints from the citWith 35,000 students in 53 camps, consider means of curtailing the ob izens of the town.
the Citizen's Military Training Camps
for 1927 will enjoy a banner year,
Col. H. P. Hobbs, Inf. (D. O. L0, U.
S. A Professor of Military Science
and Tactics announced today This,
the largest number of camps in the
six years experience of the C. M. T. C.
movement, is necessary in order to
meet the record flow of applicants,
Colonel Hobbs said.
These camps, under the auspices of
day. Open foreschool
the War Department, are a part of
the general scheme of the government
chocto carry out the requirements of the
National Defense Act of 1920. They
are placed under the direct supervision of the War Department be
cause that is the only Government
branch best qualified to provide ex
perienced instructors, material and
facilities for the conduct of citizen
Aim to Develop Youth
The military feature is not the primary aim of these camps, Colonel
Hobbs pointed out. Their chief purpose, he declared, is to develop the
youth of the nation by bringing together young men of high ideals, from
all walks of life on a common basis
of equality and under the most favorable conditions of outdoor life; to
teach them the privileges, duties and
responsibilities of American citizenship and to stimulate them physically,
mentally and morally.
Four courses, known as the Basic
(for those without prior training),
Red, White, and Blue, offer training
to the C. M. T. C. candidate. The
last three courses are for Basic graduates who desire to specialize in any
of the following arms of their choice:
Infantry, Cavalry, Field Artillery,
Coast Artillery or Signal Corps.
Attendance at one or more of any
of the first three courses involves
no obligation, written or implied, for
further military service. Blue course
graduates are eligible for commissions
in the Reserve Officers Corps, upon
the successful completion of the nes.
cessary mental and physical
C. M. T. C.
This article was written especially
for The Kernel by Franklin N. Park
er,. Dean of the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Emory, Ga.
PETER BECOMES A DISCIPLE
The ministry of Jesus was inaugu
rated with his baptism of John the
Baptist in the wilderness. At this
time we are told that the heavens
were rent asunder and the spirit of
God descended upon him and a voice
came out of the heavens, "Thou art
my beloved Son, in thee I am well
pleased." This was the declaration
from on high that the Saviour of the
world had at last come to establish
His kingdom. But there was another
preparatory experience. Immediately
after this heavenly voice, a mighty
descent of the Spriit, he went into the
wilderness and through a period of
forty days of lonely contemplation
he was tempted of Satan. A lonely
experience. Mark says: "Forty days
tempted, with the wild beasts, but
angels ministered unto him." Such is
the order of spiritual movements:
First, the outpouring of the Spirit,
Second, the witnessing voice of the
Heavenly Father. Third, the testing
that comes through temptation. Then
the beginning of the ministry.
It was from the wilderness of temp
tation that Jesus came preaching the
Gospel of God. The substance of his
message was: "The time is fulfilled
and the Kingdom of God is at hand;
repent ye and believe in the Gospel."
The coming of the Kingdom of God
is a time of searching. Christ came
seeking for sinners to save them;
also seeking for men and women to
work with him in saving the world,
As you read the Gospels you will see
two things happening, Christ calling
men, some accepting him; and Christ
rejecting men because they would not
Peter was among those who heard
the call. Why did he hear the call?
First, because all earnest Jews were
expecting the Kingdom of God. He
was only too glad to think that per
haps the Messiah had come. And so
the Kingdom of God doe come to
those that look for it, for they are
to that extent prepared for it.
In the second place, Peter heard the
call because he was conscious
needing just such a leader as Jesus
was. He realized that there was
certain truth and goodness and power
in Jesus that was necessary to fill
out his life. Up to that time he had
simply been a fisherman, pursuing
his calling but with no other great
inspiration in life. When Christ
came, the vision came his way.
In the third place, Peter accepted
the call of Christ because he was im
pressed with the fact that Jesus had
called him by name. The Gospel indicates our ' Lord's insight into the
men he met. He read the character
of Nathaniel and Thomas and Andrew, and above all, Peter. And he
knew that this very human Peter,
with his enthusiasm, his intense heart
and eager mind, would make a leader
of men. Peter felt the force of the
Master's summons and he obeyed
Very likely he had learned in early
life the lesson of obedience, and so
when the time came for Christ to
call him, he was ready to obey.
The call of Jesus means surrender.
"And straightway they left their nets
and followed Him." That is, they
gave up their business, their source
of income and support, feeling that
the call to the Kingdom of God was
first. There were many that could
catch fish in the sea of Gallilee, but
not many who could become effective
fishers of men. It was an opportunity
for a great work. Such gives a
mighty summons to all earnest men.
In the last place, Peter was not
alone; Christ called other companions to work with him. Such is the
way of the Christian life, not alone,
but with others and for others, in the
fellowship of Christ.
Three meals served,
noons for sandwiches, milk,
cream and candy.
eaves the Face
to and .from the
camps is paid by the government,
which also provides uniforms, lodging, equipment, and good, wholesome
food without cost to the student.
Sports play an important part in
the thirty days training period, and
many athletic coaches of national renown lend the students the benefit
of their expert knowledge. Many of
the camps have swimming facilities
and the students are encouraged to
disport themselves in the water
daily, under expert supervision.
To be eligible to attend the Citizen's Military Training Camps, the
candidate, if a beginner, must be
the ages of 17 and 24, an
American citizen of good moral character and physically fit. Upon being
enrolled the candidate is given a vaccination and inoculation which makes
him immune from communicable
diseases for a period of four years.
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shaving. It does more than lubricate the
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you that barber's massage feeling. Two
sizes 35c and 50c
Williams Shaving Cream
In the sludgy, squdgy creek.''
Where the silence 'ung that 'eavy
You was 'arf afraid to speak!"
Your personal appearance
means so much to you
from every standpoint-c- an
you neglect the cleaning and pressing of your
clothes at regular intervals? OF COURSE NOT.
Look how small the cost,
and think how great the
satisfaction in being well
cleaned and pressed.
The elephant is man's most intelligent helper.
But consider this interesting comparison:
An elephant is much larger than the electric
motor of a "yarder" or logging machine. The
"yarder" has the power of twenty elephants; it
handles clusters of logs; it works dependably,
twenty-fohours at a stretch, if necessary.
Twenty elephants would eat daily 10,000 pounds
of green food, which a corps of attendants must
gather. A motor "eats" nothing but electricity,
supplied at the throw of a switch.
Power used in the modern industrial world is
applied through electric motors tireless "iron
elephants" that are relegating antiquated machines to museums, along with such oldtime
household articles as wash-tub- s
irons and stuffed elephants.
Two million elephants could
not do the work aew being
done by General Electric
motors. Whatever the work
to be done, whether it needs
the power of an elephant or
the force of a man's arm,
there is a General Electric
motor that will do it faithfully for a lifetime at a cost
of a few cents an hour.
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