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4 > Image 4 of The Kentucky Kernel, April 19, 1917

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far THE KENTUCKY KERNEL. 4 The Kentucky Kernel Published every Thursday throughout the College year by the Btudcnt body of the University of Kentucky, for the benefit of the students, alumni and faculty of the institution. THE KENTUCKY KERNEL Is the official nowspaper of tho University. It is Issued with the view of furnishing to its subscribers all the college news of Kentucky, together with a digest of items of interest concerning the universities of other States and Canada. FIVE CENTS PER COPY. SUBSCRIPTION. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. mail matter. Entered at Lexington Fostofflco as second-class EDITORIAL STAFF. Eliza M. Plggott Mildred H. Graham Eliza Spurrier Miriam Horine Edna Smith 'Martha Buckman Edltor-iiiiChie- f Managing Editor Squirrel Food Patterson Hall Societies REPORTERS. Mary Ricketta Lois Ammorman. Margaret Wilkinson 1 Should Student Study Current History? History is being made more rapidly today than ever before in the history of the world. The student of today is the citizen of tomorrow. Therefore it seems that there is but one reasonable side to this question of whether a student should study current events and it is reasonable to expect that all broad-minde- d people are coming to the conclusion that such a course should be established in the leading colleges and universities of our country. Our student is asked to go upon the battlefield and if need be give his life for his country and why then, prohibit this student from studying the conditions, that in the future he may not be needed to give his life for his fatherland but will be able to live for humanity. For example, take this gigantic world war. How many of our students know where to go for the most unbiased news? How many of our students know exactly what is happening and how it could have been avoided? How many know just what part the United States is playing in this world contention (except in a very general way) ? Not many? How, in the coming years, are we to forbid such another calamity that makes every nation of the earth wear mourning? Only by knowing the conditions today that have made and are carrying on this war. Are we to wait for fifty years to find the real facts in the matter, until our grandchildren study them in the histories to be taught them? We think not. The Outlook Weekly Magazine is giving, in connection with its editorials, a series of questions and topics of discussion to be studied by the thinking folk of today and while the whole planet is engaged in its death struggle it is very little to do to acquaint ourselves with the topics of the day. True education consists in being able to "move" in an emergency, to be able to know where to go for facts and how to form an opinion from the reading of such facts Let us all be educated !!! M. H. G. Women and War. It is a new and wise government which puts the stamp of "true patriotism" on the effort to increase the food supply of the nation. Commendation of such efforts has been wanting in the past. Never before, however, has there been so widespread a movement, backed by government forces and in by great woman's organiations, to conserve and increase the nation's food supply and eliminate waste. This campaign against waste is long overdue. No nation is so prodigal of its resources as our own, whether it be of life, labor or land. Such a campaign finds a ready response in the womanhood of the country. The women of Europe are serving in every line of endeavor, that men may be freed for active service on the battle front. So nobly have they responded to their country's call, that the former Premier Asquith declares they have fairly won political rights. In our own land when the call came for a mobilization of the nation's forces the women were ready. Under the National League for Woman's Service they volunteered by thousands to serve as agriculturists, industrial workers, stenographers, aviators, nurses, wireless operators, in any capacity in which they might be of service. Though she is ready to serve when the call comes the normal woman shrinks from giving consent to any activity that ultra-c- onservative destroys. Woman is the normal conserver of the human Both her nature and her training lead her to undertake constructive work for mankind. Her patriotism manifests itself in tasks which build up rather than tear down. The woman who could not vote "yes" for a war measure which means destruction of life and property was true to her instincts and her training. The quality of her patriotism cannot justly be questioned. The criticism which Jeannette Rankin evoked by her action was a gentle zepher compared with the storm of criticism which would have descended upon her head had she voted a calm, unemotional, masculine "yes" for a war measure. Men should regard her action as an indication that participation in public affairs does not make her less womanly. When war can no longer be avoided, however, and our nation is engaged in what we believe to be a struggle for world democracy, the womanhood of the country is ready to make the utmost sacrifice for this cause of the people. We, as college women, are called on to do our part. This does not mean a rush "to the front." There are few Molly Pitchers in modern warfare. By offering our services for whatever line of work we are best prepared, by practicing the utmost personal economy and thrift, we can enlist in that great "Service Army," under the flag which stands for human liberty and justice. race. FOOD An awful epidemic rages at Kentucky The Kentucky Colonel Says: hope all those who are now rais State ing flags, will raise potatoes this sum Worse than chicken-poor measles, mer, suh. more relentless in its fate But an antidote has been found to ward away the strife, Lykelle Pome No. 28. Our heroes bold, 'tis sadly told, It was a lovely April day, just take themselves a wife. The grass was very green, I x came driving by The Ag. Freshman Says: She really was a queen. A prominent and promising young She stopped beside young Johnny Ag was heard to say that his princi As to class he quickly sped, pal trouble was learning to horse-shoAnd asked if he would ride with her. the cows. This, is what he said: "I cannot cut my Latin, Captain Fairfax says that the dif My average I must fatten." ficulty he had in teaching the girls draws to "dress quickly" was offset by the "That John Marsh: ease with which he taught the boys well, doesn't she?" BUI Shinnick: "I should say so. to "present arms." A sweet co-e- d e co-e- d Ten men smashed In on my date last night." Now Just What Did She Mean? Notice on Patt Hall bulletin board: "Girls drill tonight. All go as far as possible In gymnasium costumes. A. J. H. D. of W. (Signed) Wayne (writing home): "How do you spell 'financially'?" and Franklin: there are two r's In embarrassed." , out without permission, A was returning Hallward slowly. In succession she pasBed Homer John Gibson, Doc Nodes and Howard Kinne. Grabbing her companion, she said: "Come on! Run I It must be awful late." Cora-bes- t, DLL SHINNICK. "Some men aro born great; some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thruBt upon them." It Is hard to decido In which category Bill Shinnick really belongs, but we rather suspect, after a hasty review of his University career, that we should follow his own lead and place him in all three. Certain it is that the president of the class of '17 lias been identified with almost every school activity, and has won every available honor during his four years here. Bill was a celebrity in his own home town, before his arrival at "State." As president of the class of 1912 of the Shelbyville High School, as f of the annual of that year, and as star performer in various the atrical productions of the institution he established an enviable reputation. Surely this is proof that he was born great. .More than that on good authority iwe have it that the editor of the "Kentuokian" after a search of all available resources could find nothing "on" Bill. This is Indeed a unique honor and further proof of his natural greatness. The list of Bill's achievements will occupy his full quota of space in the Annual. Three years he has taken prominent parts in Stroller plays. Last year he was stage manager of that organization, and now Its president. He is a member of Alpha Delta Sigma, honorary journalistic fraternity; Canterbury Club, honorary literary organization, Lamp and Cross, honorary Senior fraternity and Kappa Sigma. He was Junior Class Orator. f This year finds him of tlhe Kernel and president of the Senior class, two of the biggest of to offer. fices the University has This needs no comment. Truly he has "achieved greatness." Bill is not of athletic build, but he will not leave without his "K." No one who remembers his gyrations as he led the "Locomotive" or "Skyrocket" on the football field doubt that he has earned it. It is in the that Bill joins the role of class of those who have had "greatness thrust upon them." These honors are but superficial if they are not based on real character and ability. In these Bill Shinnick Is not found wanting. At the risk of giving the impression of an elegy rather than a eulogy, it might be truthfully added that the University will feel a loss when Bill Shinnick distinct leaves. editor-in-chie- editor-in-chie- yell-lead- He: "They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder." She: "Yes, and so do weekly cor In the Spring a Young Man's sages." "What Miss Pollitt (in Greek): does 'c' stand for?" The old adage, "make hay while the Student (coming to life): "I know, sun shines' has been changed tk center field." read, "make love while the moon shines." Hard on the Sigs. Last Sunday's issue of the Lexing ton Herald carried an article telling the history of the house now occupied by the Sigma Chls. In It was this sentence: "It is a sad sight to see this historic old dwelling given over to bats, owls, and squirrels." MAKERS OF HISTORY The following notice was found on the "Kernel" hook, and being in doubt as to where It properly belonged the PROBE COMMITTEE editors after much consultation finally ADJOURNS UNTIL MAY decided to place it with "Squirrel Food:" The Investigation Committee of the "The Lodge of Jilted Brethren will Board of Trustees has adjourned un meet Saturday night, 21st, Room 23, til May 30, at which time further re New Dorm. Important business. ports of investigation will be made. "ROBT. MITOHBLL, JR." Professor McCoun and Dr. Cain were employed as experts to investi Y. M. C. A. MEETS. gate the standing of the various deThe Y. M. C. A. held its weekly partments and the administration In meeting Sunday night in the Y. M. general. They reported some of their C. A. rooms on the campus with Harry investigation and further reports will Mllward as leader. Virgil Chapman be heard at the continuation of the read a very interesting paper and one board in May. enjoyed by all of the boys present. One of the questions before the Mr. Smith favored with two violin board is that of consolidating the Colsolos accompanied by Mr. Mllward. lege of Mechanical and Electrical and the College of Civil Engineering. faculty members Students, and Wife All that you are, you owe to alumni were called for (bearing reme! garding the affairs of the University. Hubby Don't tell anybody! I'll take the blame myself! Self-Mad- t. Patronize Our Advertiser!. .