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61 THE KENTUCKY PAGE TWO TheKentucky Kernel SBMNWEEKIiY Member National College Press Association Lexington Board of Commerce DANIEL W. OOODMAN VIRGINIA HATCHER THOMAS L. RILEY , . Managing Editor Assistant Managing Editor , Dramatic Editor EDITORS ASSOCIATE Kruger Morton Walker Elwood Elaine William Ardery Bonnell EDITORS ASSISTANT Louise Thompson Virginia Nevlns William Shafer Adrian Dougherty LAWRENCE News Editor HERRON EDITORS SOCIETY Emily Eleanor Smtlh ASSI8TANT SOCIETY Polly Reese ED CONBOY . RALPir E. JOHNSON SPORTS Hardin EDITOR Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor . WRITERS J. D. Adams Jones Claire Innls Bill Luther O. L. Crutcher Lawrence Crump Totsy Rose Marvin Waclis Al REPORTERS Ceclle Davis Mary Prince Fowler Mary Galloway Griffith Harry Varlle Mary Virginia Halley Turner Howard Cameron Coffman Gilbert Kingsbury Mary Alice Salyers Robert Baxter O. B. CofTman Lillian Gooch Mary Elizabeth Price Ann Coleman SPECIAL WRITERS Gay Loughrldge Edythe Reynolds COLEMAN BUSINESS R. SMITH w. vv. sacra ADVERTISING . ALBERT J KIKEL . Wm. Oeary RALPH KERCHEVAL Fannie Curie Woodhead Gertrude Evans STAFF Buinaas Man agar Frank Worthlngton 8TAFF Advertising Managtr Jimmy Randol Circulation Man COLLEGIATE MARRIAGE The warm melting beauty of spring invades our hearts and brings love to serious thoughts of marriage. Every year April and May with their wiles beguile us into dreams of the future, with the result that many marriages take place even before the traditional time for brides, June. A current magazine discusses the problem of student or collegiate marriage. There is to some of the older generation a touch of re assurance in the very fact that the youth of today still regards marriage as the great insti tution. Still others refuse to be encouraged by this disregard of such wild schemes as com panionate marriage and free love by the col legians, and insist that marriage for college stu dents is a bad thing. There are, of course, certain pertinent points, such as money, children, marriage for those who are immature in judgment; still in the examples nearest us, there seem to be in every case sensible solutions for individual problems. Statistics in the magazine article mentioned say that the grades of the married students, even the younger ones, are much higher than those of the unmarried collegians. They say that there is an equality, a basis of common sense in contact with the opposite sex found in the university which forms a perfect background for marriage. They declare, these frank statistics, that the divorce courts are not thronged with collegiate marriages which have "gone on the rocks." In fact, the writer of the article emphatically states that If marriages were made in college that the divorce courts would not be busy at all. There are many exceptions, no doubt, but too much is being made of these exceptions. Too little attention is being paid to the lasting, sincere, sensible unions founded on the campus and in the classrooms. There is no doubt that marriage puts a serious tone on life; that it makes girls and boys into men and women, and clears away the frivolities of freshman and sophomore days which need to be discard- '"The Drifter" points out that he learned a great deal about two subjects not listed in the catalogue on a spring afternoon when he went for a walk wtlh a girl instead of attending a duly scheduled physiology lab. "During the stroll," the article says, "an impassioned discussion of careers for women broke loose. And In the midst of that discussion there was discovered a hoptoad that had got marooned In a black lake of tar which the sun had treacherously melted. "For hours the Drifter labored heroically with a Jacknlfe digging out first one leg and then another, only to find that some other toe had inadvertently slipped back. The battle grew fiercer and the talk about women grew more impassioned as the afternoon waned and the tar hardened. "But Eliza Hoptoad was finally extricated, presumably Intact... and the woman question was clarified if not settled. The moral of the tale is that the Drifter that day learned so much about the texture of a toad's hide, the stretch of a toad's legs, and the quality of a toad's patience that he has ever since felt a knowing intimacy with hoptoads. Likewise, he learned so much about women that he has been a staunch feminist ever since." And then, near the end of the article the writer declares that "it is not true that college They are in students are frivolousminded. creatures alive. fact the most serious-minde- d If they concern themselves with first love and the latest rules of an autocratic lean, who is to say that these are less worthy than the price of stocks, the precise date or an eraly Egyptian tax list, or the founding of a political party? investigator, "To appease the serious-minde- d remove the label Higher Education from the college gate. Put up Instead a line from the early Masefield: "The days that make us happy make us wise'," he concludes. All of which is a roundabout way of saying that studies are not the only thing in college, and excellent grades, while they count, are not always Indicative of how much one gets out of his college days. So if you feel like simply dropping everything and taking a stroll out into the country on one of the lazy spring afternons, go ahead. You may not learn about women or hoptoads, but If you enjoy yourself you can just bet you aren't missing a whole lot by not sitting in a stuffy classroom trying to keep your eyes open while a professor drones on and on about the Revolutionary War,' its causes and results. Ohio State Lantern. A SUGGESTION Tucsdny, Aprli 21, 1931 Headline Appearing in Friday's Kernel Fires S. A. "Daddy" Boles COMPLIMENT AND FRIDAY ON TUESDAY SEMI-WEEKL- Y THANKS FOR THE ABOUT HOPTOADS AND WOMEN Admitting that higher education as it is practiced in this country has come In for some hard knocks during the last winter, an article written by "The Drifter" in the current issue of MEMBER It. 1 P A. Nation, says that "youngsters still learn a Onlverlty The O.HeUl Newiptpcr of the 8tudenU of the great deal in colleges." of Kentucky, Lexington "And," the nrtlclc rends, "if what they learn year. Entered at Lexington, Ky., Subscription $2.00 I'ostofTlce as tccond class mall matter enters their consciousness during an session in a dormitory bedroom instead of in HERE SHALL THE KERNEL PRESS ALL the class hour father pays for, at least It is STUDENT RIGHTS MAINTAIN longer and used oftcn-er.- " Editor likely to be remembered VIRGINIA DOUGHERTY f UBLtSHKD KERNEL. ' Editors may come and editors may go, but The. Kernel goes on forever. Sometimes It is exceptionally excellent, while at other times It Is not so good. Whenever It Is nearly perfect we are all satisfied and at pence with the world, and when It Is rather poor vc all feel the utter futility of trying to do things. Within the last two years The Kernel has made considerable strides toward perfection, The advertisements have increased and the student body as a whole has taken more and more interest in what appears In The Kernel. This year it was changed, from a weekly to a and that is all toward the goal of making it a daily. We, who work on The Kernel and for The Kernel, know what It is to love something almost to exclusion of all else. We cut classes indiscriminately, all so that The Kernel may be as nearly perfect as possible and so that we may not disappoint the student body In having the paper out on time. Professors who rant and rave about tardiness of journalists could not possibly know what The Kernel means to us. As the legend goes, advertisements are half of the battle when it comes to the financing of a newspaper. A great many people have the mistaken idea that nothing of Importance in a remunerative way could possibly come from advertising in a college newspaper. Perhaps from their viewpoint they are correct. But we take great pride in announcing that the popular and successful Henderson Drug store advertises only in The Kernel. This particular firm entered business not so very long ago and immediately put an ad in The Kernel, and the returns have been so positive that It has decided to advertise in the future only in The Kernel. LETTERS FOR THE RIFLE TEAM Letters are given annually to the most outstanding participants in athletic events. They are cherished, revered, and coveted by all of the men on the campus. When college days are over they still have a meaning to those who have been fortunate enough to receive them. Old grads are continually boasting of how they earned their letters, they are treasured, put carefully away and only taken out on state occasions for friends and children to admire. A letter is one of the most appreciated rewards that a man can receive. This year letters have been requested for the rifle team. The men on this team worked hard, spent a great deal of time developing their skill, labored under the stress of unfavorable working conditions. These men deserve some award. It has been suggested more than a month ago that they receive letters for their work. The suggestion has been apparently neglected. The rifle team deserves recognition for its work and it is only just that the members of it should receive letters. The end of the school year is approaching and this matter should be decisively settled before it is too late. We know that the school appreciates their work and we feel that it is doing an injustice both to the student body and to the team to allow this matter to be overlooked any longer. "Athletic Council to Dispense With Full Time Director." . . ."Ath-- 1 letlc Director" headline over a story In The Kernel and over a photograph of S. A. "Daddy" Boles, for many years head of the physical education department of the unl-- 1 vcrslty, and present head of the athletic department. Who gets the point? Or, rather, who didn't get It? Well, for the benefit of those who didn't and for those who did, here are the facts: In Friday's issue of The Kernel, there appeared a story explaining that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association would not employ a full time director of athletics In the future. The story was , run in the sixth column, on page , five. Due to the fact that the advertising department failed to get enough ads to occupy the proper proportion of an eight-pag- e paper such as the editors had planned, the news staff was pressed for copy, and the press room workmen were pressed for time during which to set up enough news to fill the paper. The result was that, In making up the paper, one of the pressyesterday was appointed alumnus room men decided to give merited publicity to some of the athletic director of the Kentucky Intercoldirectors or coaches at the univerlegiate Press Association by William Ardery, president, to serve un- sity. "Daddy" Boles was the first fall meeting of the organlza- - , one chosen; then Prof. J. C. Jones, til the iinn whitn (i normnnpnt. director of golf coach, was next. But somethe association will be elected, un- thing that wouldn't have happened der the organization plan of the one in ten million chances did hapif making up flBHHBHBHl National College Press Association pen in picture of the paper. Boles L "Daddy" The each unit organization in the enwas placed beside the story antire association must have a permanent director who will carry on the nouncing that the Kentucky High business of his association with the School Association would not emWmm mm&s N. C. P. A., and who will serve on ploy a full time director and it just happened, agahi, that, head the national board of directors. lines to the story failed to explain that the story was related to KenRANNELLS TO SPEAK tucky high schools, rather than to Admiral DUfdoreoe tresaffsg the university. The evil deed was todrvp WIUKSOUU .lL n.l- wrvtc. Prof. Edward W. Rannells, head done "Daddy" Boles was fired! of the art department, will speak The Kernel had fired him! Worst of all, it was the first, Rear Admiral Byrd, Arctic and at the Art Center at 7:30 p. m. tonight on the current water color issue for the new managing editor. Antarctic explorer of international fame, will speak at 8 o'clock tonight exhibition. The general public is Fate was against him; woe be unto him in the future! at the Henry Clay high school au- invited. Byrd's llecnure will be ditorium. accompanied and Illustrated by motion pictures, selected and assembled under his own personal direction. The Byrd expedition has to its credit the exploration and observation of a total area which, If superimposed on a map of the eastern half of the United States, would extend in a wide belt from Chesapeake Bay westward and around the head of Lake Michigan, northwestward to beyond Duluth and embracing the greater part of the states of Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and about half each of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Of the area described, it is estimated that 150,000 square miles were surveyed by aerial camera, or territory equivalent to nearly the whole of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The total distance flown was about 7,100 miles, more than 2,100 miles being covered by sleds. '9 Fencing Tourney Will Be Held Friday, May 8 The second of the fencing tournaments will be held May 8, at 8 o'clock In the men's gymnasium under the direction of M. Applebaum, instructor, and C. W. Hackensmith, intramural director. At the same time there will be tournainstituted a semi-annument for girls. Fifty students of fencing will participate in this event, which will be run on a straight elimination basis. The honor system will be employed in scoring touches. Using the last tournament as a Mr. SO BAD IS ALL? basis for judging the turnout,larger Applebaum expects a much iime was wnen almost every speaker we turnout. Fencing is rapidly gaining heard at various gatherings of different campus popularity at the university, and present for the ex-organizations spoke in flowing terms about the those who are expect an excellent! hlbition may rosy future for college graduates. display of fencing. Cups and medals will be awarded But how times have changed. to the Within the last week we have heard three of the boys' and girls' .j The intramural department different talks on the possibilities of the col will donate the trophies for the j lege student's landing a job when he receives men. and the Women's Athletic de- his diploma in June. One predicted that half partment will present medals fori of us will be standing in the bread line next PHOENIX STORE winter, another said the only way to get a Job SHROPSHIRE APPOINTED 100 E. Main St. Is to start working with an organization for James Shropshire, director of stunothing and prove that you are worth a salary, dent publications at the university, and the third observed sarcastically that the only possible way to get a position was to buy half of a business and give yourself a Job. So they go from one extreme to another. A couple of years ago speakers were prone to paint a too elaborate picture of the college graduate's chances. Now they seem to be afraid they will give us some encouragement. Perhaps we're optimistic but we still object to swallowing all the discouraging statements without first investigating. And we still think that the average graduate, If he has initiative and ability, will be a long way from the bread line next winter. Ohio State Lantern. Faculty meetings are beine held to teach the teachers how to teach. It is rumored that at ' these gatherings certain outstandingly appeal- - j ing lecturers speak in their most pleasing man-- , ner so that the others may listen and profit from their endeavor. All in all they are carrying out a program for the betterment of instruction methods. The theory is excellent, but In our viewpoint it would be more profitably employed if the students would receive training prior to being subjected to improved methods. If demonstrations of ideal situations are to be presented the student body should be exposed to them before the faculty wastes too much time developing arts which the students are not capable of appreciating. In art, appreciation of the merits of artistic things must be cultivated before a person is allowed to attempt the most insignificant creation of his own. This is the ideal plan of instruction as it develops appreciation and consciousness of the value to be obtained from future work and instills the true desire to work. ed. The art student is trained how to use the tools which ho Is to work with before he is subNow that the day has come that marriages are recognized as made in college as well as jected to their influence, he is taught how to in heaven, perhaps the young married folk may employ the subject matter which is to be prebe observed in deeper, more permanent living to- sented to him, he learns by learning the value of things. The college pupil should be trained gether than ever before. in the same manner, but usually he is not. Therefore, if the faculty is training itself by listening to model instructors the students Excerpt from a news story telling about the should be able to spend part of their time crash of two automobiles, one of them an AusCONVENTION learning how to become model assimllators. tin: "and they towed it away Just like a real Three members of The Kernel staff Friday The rudiments of assimilation should be pre- car." and Saturday attended the National College sented to them in the same manner as the rudiPress Association convention which was held ments of better teaching are being presented When talking to the average woman, the in Cincinnati. In their contacts with other to faculty members. This would lighten the only way to get in a word edgewise is to start collegiate newspaper men the delegates from load of the faculty and brighten the load of first. Kentucky feel that they have found soluthe student. tions to many of the problems which have conTwo women talking over the telephone at fronted them and that they have heard intellithe same time reminds us of nothing so much ELECTIONS gent discussion of many others. If college as an endurance contest the kind that ends in Journalism is to continue to progress gatherexhaustion for both parties. Posters soliciting votes for May Queen; earings of students interested In it must play a nest groups of sorority and fraternity politicians large part In this advancement. is only gathering in solemn conclave; alliances' formIt Harvard will permit no "Yale." In the conthrough meetings of this sort that ideas can ed and spilt; candidates on parade; all the fan- struction of two dormitories at Harvard, the be exchanged and that problems can be work-e- d fare and ballyhood of the annual election for Yale trademark on locks is not to be used. Harout. May Queen burst forth this week, not to die vard officials deny this has anything to do with In November the University of Kentucky will down until the last vote is counted and the Yale University, however. be host to delegates from other colleges flambouyant headlines of the next Kernel anKenneth Kldd, Ohio State student who rethroughout the United States for a convention nounce the triumphant co-e- d. on the Leviathan, of the N. C. P. A., and it is believed that by In spite of the complexity and doubtful in- cently worked as bell-bo- y that time a permanent organization will have fluence of campus politics and their corruptions, bald that his greatest thrill came when he was been worked out. It cannot be doubted that the there is always hope that this year the eleclon showing a Scotchman around and the Scotchcent). meeting here will be beneficial, both to those will be conducted on a fair basis. And this hope man tipped him a farthing" (one-fourwho are interested in journalism at the uni- is rising to conviction with the appointing of efversity and to tlie representatives from the ficient election officials. Jose R. Capablanca, seven times national However, the candidates for election seem to chess champion, enjoyed baseball much more other colleges who will attend. Directors of be unusually worthy this year, and The Kernel than chess while he was a student in Columbia the organization believe that definite arrangements for the establishment of a college news feels confident that the co-e- d on the who is chosen University. He was regular short-sto- p service will be completed at the fall meeting will reign over the festivities of May Day with varsity. and that other matters pertinent to undergrad- fitting graclousness and charm as well as Not that we enjoy mentioning it, but there uate journalism can be given enlightening con beauty. 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