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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL PAGE FOUR APRIL The Kentucky Kernel 1 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 EDITORIAL pretended gifts and mock ceremonial visits were made MANAGING EDITOR on April 1, with the view of making fools of those who F had forgotten the change of date. Niel Plummer John R. Bullock, Jr. Such say historians is the origin of the custom ASSOCIATE EDITORS Helen Shelton which is observed almost universally of celebrating April A. P. Robertson Paul Sanders 1 of every year as April Fool or All Fools' Day. But NEWS while the day is different, tha custom is centuries older than the origin above given and goes back to the practice NEWS EDITOR 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 Snyder Thelma only to 1564, it is probably that the desire to fool one's REPORTERS neighbors, to send them on "sleeveless errands" as it Rebecca Edwards Leida Keyes is called in England, has been an inherent quality of Catherine Redmond Martha Connell Harry Bolser man ever since his first progenitor resided in the historic Frank Davidson Howard Jenkins Beecher Adams Garden of Eden. E. M. Sargent Cowgill 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 middle-age- d gentleman kick conPauline Adams seeing a Billy Whitlow Dorothy Darnell temptuously an old derby lying on the sidewalk all unBill Reep Shea Elizabeth Katherine Best 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 D'Allis Chapman Among older Americans, while less general, the pracKathleen Peffley, Feature tice still persists. Even up to a few years ago it was SPORT EDITOR 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 ASSISTANTS P. P. Baker, Cartoonist wrecks, of gifts of uncomprehensible values, and of many Frank Smith such jokes. Warren Price SOCIETY EDITOR Tom Cochran 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 Martha Minihan which formerly featured the columns of the press on BUSINESS this occasion. It is not that The Kernel is "sour on the world" or is opposed to fun and "frivolity. But it does CIRCULATION MGR. MANAGER BUSINESS seem that such foolishness while all right in its place, E. L. Berry James Shropshire has no place at any time in newspapers whose business ASSISTANTS Univ. 74 Phones 6800 it is always to present the truth to the public. Carrol Morrow 86256Y 4651 For these reasons in this Kernel there are nq stories Carlos Jagoe concerning a million dollar gift to the university for a ASST MANAGER MANAGER ACCOUNTS 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 Leonard Weakley Easter holiday. MECHANICAL ADVERTISING MGR. FOREMAN Fred Conn EDITOR-IN-CHIE- ' ASST. ADV. MGR Virgil L. Couch Delos Nooe ASSISTANTS W. D. Grote A. L. Pigman 0. 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 WHY NOT 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 commercial success. 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 welcome 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 once. 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? studies. 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- A GAME? 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 d puzzles, and other such fads have enjoyed in recent years. cross-wor- d Mah-jong- g, cross-wor- 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 d of social life, extrabe wasted on the curricular activities, pleasures, and plain indolence. merry-go-roun- 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. "College 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 useless gossip culine manner, too. premise. ... LITERARY SECTION VIRGINIA BOYD, Editor A WOMAN 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 A god. 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 Perfect men. Norman Bruce RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION 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. camon 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 coffee, ice 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 training. 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, HLLI . BBBBBBBBBBBBSBBBBBBhBv, 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. n. 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 OF JESUS 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 believe. 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 of 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. University Cafeteria the Three meals served, pus, every noons for sandwiches, milk, cream and candy. olate, Basement Administration Building exam-ination- Transportation 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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