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Best Coi THE KENTUCKY KERNEL PAGE SIX Hum of Industry and Music of Power Development Give New Tune to "Old Kentucky Home" Just Among MEMORIAL HALL IS Us Girls DEDICATED AT U. K. President Frank L. McVey Presides at Dedicatory Exercises; Maj. Samtiel M. Wilson Lauds Kentucky Soldiers. Kentucky leads the United a half ago. Today KenGovernor Sampson Writes En- tury and are discovering their own in several industries, includingStates the tuckians comium of State of Kentucky state. There is a new tunc in the largest wood mantel-piec- e factory, for Manufacturers' Record, "old Kentucky home." It is the hum oxygen and hydrogen plant, cabinet Maryland Magazine. c varnish factory, casket factory, golf of industry, the music of hydro-electri- The following article, written by Gov. Flem D. Sampson, appeared in the August 30 issue of the Manufacturers' Record, published weekly at Baltimore, Md. The nrticle appenred under the heading "Kentucky Fairly Leaps Forward in Every Line of Progress," and is the first of n series of letters by southern governors which will be published in the magazine. Kentucky has long been known for her fine horses, beautiful women and Her name has gracious hospitality. not been so well known in the marts of trade and there begins a story. The romance and traditions of a charming commonwealth that inspired the immortal song, "My Old Kentucky Home," by Stephen Collins Foster; the historic background of a State whose pioneers under the leadership of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark expanded the Colonies into the nucleus of the world's greatest nation; the patriotic leadership of a State that gave Henry Clay to the and both cause of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis country all of to its own war-tor- n these played a part in distracting Kentuckians and the outside world from the business side of Kentucky's life and progress, as progress is measured in these days of keen competition. It is only recently that Kentucky has taken stock of her resources, her opportunities, her obligation to the youth of her own Commonwealth, and today she is "going into business" with a program of development and a stock of goods that will shortly challenge the efforts of her most wideawake competitors if they expect to remain in the field. Wall Street is going to hear from Kentucky. True, Daniel Boone discovered Kentucky, but that was more than a cen power development and the sweet ballad of business revivification. United for Progress All Kentucky has united in a movement of their own creation, headed by Kentucky appointed the recently Progress Commission, and is engaged survey of resources in a state-wid- e plans for advertising and well-lai- d these resources to the outside world. Already, in a brief few weeks, this united Kentucky, through its progress commission, has attracted to the State's industries a $2,000,000 cement plant, two $2,000,000 asphalt industries and a million dollar plant. Outside capital is seeking information on the practically inexhaustible supplies of coal, iron, oil, gas, fluorspar, barites and other minerals awaiting development, and also the fertile lands that have made the Blue Grass and other sections of the known throughout Kentucky world. Kentucky is proud of the record she has already made in the industrial field and, in extending an Invitation to share with her" in the prosperity that is to follow the intensive campaign of industrial expansion now under way, modestly proclaims her leadership in the following lines as an incentive for outside investigation: Kentucky leads the world in some She has of her industrial activities. the largest soft winter wheat mill, reed organ plant, single unit hardware plant, base ball bat factory, table rims and slides factory, printing establishment for the blind, stay bolt and engine iron factory, box plant, fireless fixture factory, enamel iron and brass plumbing plant, minnow products nicotine bucket factory, plant, hickory handle factory, foil plant, absorption ice and refrigeramanution machinery plant, facturing plant, asphalt mine and factory. wagon "Students Welcome" To our City and especially to our newly equipped CONFECTIONARY and RESTAURANT "WHERE FRIENDS MEET" "Liquid Mechanicold Fountain Service" Regular Board $5 per week HOME COOKING Sandwiches of All Kinds Short Orders Our Specialty Rose Street Confectionery and Restaurant COR. ROSE & COLLEGE VIEW L. E. GRIFFING, PHONE DESK-FLE- irn Sorry MissCranc bub Mr Jones has sent me over for the diamond he dav&vou nhythe rush-- ? I told him mail ib I'd -c- aribhewait? Xlell you su I'm the Jeweler and Idon'bthinK t feir to ask" me bo Vjat any Dr. J. J. Tigert Resigns Educational Position! Former University Professor Is Elected President of Florida University Dr. John J. Tigert, commissioner of the bureau of education and former professor of philosophy and psychology at the University, has tendered his resignation, effective September 1, to Secretary Roy West of the interior department, to accept the presidency of the University of Florida. Dr. Tigert, who has been head of the bureau of education since 1921, was elected president of the Florida institution July 9 by its board of regents, but no announcement was made until recently. Secretary West, in replying to Dr. Tigert's letter of resignation, expressed regret over the commissioner's withdrawal and said that he was transmitting the letter to President f Joe Ate Prop. Coolidge recommending its acceptance. The commissioner was born at Nashville, Tenn. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he went to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. He was professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of Kentucky before becoming commissioner. degrees from He holds honorary Bates College, Rhode Island College, and the University of New Mexico. The definitions were papers by children in the public schools: "The plural of spouse is spice." "The law allowing but one wife is called monotony." "General Braddock was killed in the Revolutionary War. He had three horses shot from under him and the fourth went through his clothes." "A passive verb is when the subject is the sufferer; e. g., I am loved." L. G. S.f in Old Colony News-Lette- r. $135,000. Journalism Is Rated Good at University The University was listed in a group selected by Prof. Lawrence W. Murphy, acting dean of the school of journalism in the University of Illinois, as having a superior quality of journalistic instructon. An excerpt of the article follows: " My idea of schools of journalism made with due regard for in 1927-2- 8 the pioneer state of the work and the handicaps under which much of the instruction is carried on, follows. Boston, Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rutgers, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Texas, Washington and Lee, West Virginia; Wisconsin, Arkansas, Baylor, Butler) California, Colorado, Drake Florida, Tulano, Pittsburgh, Iox. S4lv, -- Nii vada, Southern California, and Southern Methodist." 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The ceremonies closed with the firing of a volley of shot;: by members of the American Legion and the Reserve Officers' Training Corps of the University, the sounding of "Taps" by Roy Crutch, of the American gion, and the benediction pronounced by Dr. A. W. Fortune, of the Central Christian church. Memorial Hall, when completed, will serve as a convocation building for University students and for people of the community. It will have an auditorium which will seat 1,040 and ampitheater seating 1,100, and a stage, a pipe organ and a projection room for a motion picture in the balcony. The tower will rise 100 feet above the ground and will have, a four-face- d clock. Lobbies will contain scrolls on which will be inscribed of the World War dead of the names Kentucky. The building will cost Greetings Equip yourself with a good desk lamp for studying and make reading a real pleasure. $2.75 Up to $7.75 IRONS 1 Courtesy C. P. A. THOSE CHILDREN! FRESHMEN X M -- -- names of the architects, Warner, and Mitchell; view book University of Kentucky Bulletin, June, 1923; photograph of President McVey and Maury Crutcher, superintendent of buildings and grounds; names of board of trustees and administrative officers, 1927-2Lexington Leader, July 27, 1928; Lexington Herald, July 27, 1928; Louisville Courier-JournJuly 28, 1928; pro gram of exercises; Kentucky Kernel, July 27, 1928; view book, University of Kentucky S. A. T. C; souvenir, l, Lexington 1925; report of War Mothers, July, 1928; issues of Kentucky chapter of Kentucky War Mothers, 1924, and list of the contractors. state. 4039 Open 7 a. m. to 12 p. m. 1 stick factory, single unit rnilrond yards. She leads the south with the largest millwork plant, millinery house, stamping and dies factory, mirror factory, cold storage plant, saddle and harness factory, plant factory, ice cream plant, cut stone and monument plant, tin tag factory, complete printing plant, boiler plant, metal window and door factory, corn mill, steam pump factory, railroad shops and doll factory. Wealth Increases Essentials that have to do with industrial growth are being advanced by Kentuckians in their move to acquaint the outside world with their progress as well as their products. In real property and improvements, the increase per capita wealth during the 10 years from 1917 to 1927 was 19 per machinery, cent. In manufacturing tools, implements, etc., the increase during the eight years from 1919 to 1927 was 32.69 per cetn. In intangistocks, bonds, ble personal property the Increase during 10 notes, etc. years from 1917 to 1927 was OlS.at per cent. In bank deposits not including funds, religious, charitable, educational and funds of franchise paying corporations the increase during the 10 years from 1917 to 1927 was 3,026.8 per cent. Kentucky's tax rate is especially Statistics cf inviting to industry. the United States government comparing 22 important states of the Union show that Kentucky with a state and county tax rate of only $1.55 is next to the lowest. Only tour other states have a tax rate under $2. With a The highest rate is $7.64. bonded indebtedness per capita of on ly $17.51, Kentucky is the lowest of any of these 22 important states. Only three other states have a bonded indebtedness under $30 per capita. The highest is $140.63. Bank resources show an increase of 160 per cent in the past 16 years. Kentucky has spent $25,905,256 on her public schools during the past school year. More than two millions of this went to her university and normal schools. She is building a highway system that will place the state among the leaders within a very few years, and is now preparing to let contracts for $30,000,000 worth of bridges all over the the highest-typ- e State, as the result of recent state legislation that marks the greatest strides in progress along his line made in half a century. Hydro-ElectricPower Kentucky is one of the richest states from a mineralogical stand point in the entire Union, and along with the development of these vast natural resources is now coming hy power development on a Kentucky s fame mammoth scale. for rich agricultural lands, great fields of timber and splendid trans portation facilities is too well known She is located to require repetition. 60 miles from the center of popula tion. at her northwestern border, and only has 1.3 per cent foreign born population. The chief of the United States Weather Bureau says regarding her climate: "Kentucky holds an enviable mean between the extreme cold and long winters of the northern States d summers and the equally of those to the southward. Kentucky is fortunate in having on the whole sufficient rainfall for 'all needs and well distributed through the year, Kentucky enjoys a climate considered about as good as the best the country affords." So, no state surpasses Ken tucky in any line. Her recreational spots important items for industry are legion, with the great Mammoth Cave National Park, Natural Bridge State Park, Carter Caves, Brooklyn and High Bridges, Dix River Dam and Lake, Falls, Reelfoot Lake, Cumberland Cumberland Gap and the many other provided noted places so generously by nature in the glorious Bluegrass Memorial Hnll, n building being erected on the campus of the University in tribute to the World War dead of the state, was dedicated with the laying of the cornerstone at exercises hold at 9:30 a. m. July 28. Maj. Samuel M. Wilson delivered the dedicatory address and Dr. Frank L. McVey, president of the University, presided. In calling the assembly to order President McVey pointed out that the building Is to preserve the memory of 3,300 men and women of Kentucky who gave their lives In the World Wnr. Major Wilson Speaks Delivering the dedicatory address Major Wilson said "many unattractive and even ugly buildings had, through association with great men or by tradition, acquired a character thnt gave to them a beauty other buildings did not possess! "This building," Major Wilson continued, "has from the very first been endowed with character, association and the inspiration of those who gave their lives for their country and whose memory we commemorate this morning." In praise of Kentucky's soldiers Major Wilson said the most remarkable thing about them was the readiness with which they responded to the call of their country and the willingness with which they laid down their lives for it. Places Box in Cornerstone Closing, Major Wilson said, "Many who might be present today would be only too glad to have their memory preserved in such a beautiful manner." Immediately following the address Dr. McVey gave the' copper box containing various articles relating to the history of the building, names of members of patriotic organizations and various other documents and photographs to Maury Crutcher, superintendent of buildings and grounds, who placed it in the cornerstone, where it was sealed. Articles in Cornerstone Articles placed in the box included the memorial number, University of Kentucky Bulletin, July 1919; roster of men in the service, University of Kentucky Bulletin for October, 1918; first page of Kentucky Kernel, April 20, 1922, containing poem by Mrs. Duncan Wood who was Eleanor awarded a prize of $50 in gold for the best poem by a Kentuckian in memory of the men who died in the service to be inscribed in the Memorial building; short history of the Memorial building, by Raymond Kirk, alumni secretary; a photograph of archi tect's drawing of the building with 21 Incorporated of Suits at $21 Main, Between Lime and Upper Eledlric Company PHONE 6415 4 'A;