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The Kentucky Kernel, April 20, 1922

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The Kentucky Kernel UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY VOL. XII LEXINGTON, Y APRIL 20, 1922 No. 25 HONOR HEROES OE WORLD WAR CAMPAIGN TO SOLICIT FUNDS FOR MEMORIAL TO KENTUCKY'S WORLD WAR MONDAY APRIL 24 KENTUCKY'S "In Memoriam" HEROES STARTS AND CLOSES APRIL CHOSEN TRIBUTE TO IMMORTALS Dear Motherland, Kentucky, here we bring The names of these, thy sons, who nobly died; Who for Thy sake and Freedom's put nside Young love, and lusty life, and call of spring, And strode down death's dark ways adventuring. 29 Auditorium and Students Building to be Erected on the Campus of the University of Kentucky "For Those Who Gave All" We cannot bring them back! We emmet give To their young eyes the joy of sunrise, nor To eager ears that call they harkened for The cardinal among the hills of home. They live But in our hearts and these are fugitive. $300,000 FUND TO BE COMPLETED DURING DRIVE Alumni Called on to Contribute $25 or Raise by Soliciting; y Circle to Help Canvass We shall go down to dust even as they. So to thy heart, Kentucky, bring we now These deathless names. A coronet for thy brow, and beautiful. And thou shalt pay Unending honor till time's latest day. Su-K- Workers throughout Kentucky will start Monday April 24 to complete the $300,000 fund for a memorial to Kentucky's heroes of the World War. The building, which will be erected on the campus of the University of Kentucky, will be an auditorium and students building. Undergraduates of the University, students of colleges throughout the State and pupils of the public and private schools will be engaged in a house-thouse canvass, continuing until Saturday evening April 29. The site for the official State memorial was agreed upon by members of the Kentucky council of Defense and other representative citizens at a meeting in Louisville in the summer of 1919. One hundred business men and firms of Lexington are underwriters of a $100,000 bond issue, passed but held invalid by the Court of Appeals. Others have made contributions varying from $1 to $1,500, the largest coining from Gen. T. Coleman du Pont, a former Kentuckian. Alumni of the University have been called on to contribute or raise by soliciting $25 each. Letters have been written a group of representative citizens of every country by James C. Willson, of Louisville, State Chairman, calling on them to contribute $25 each to start off the drive. School children also will be active in raising the money as ii patriotic undertaking, the last of the war drives. This was endorsed by the Kentucky Educational Association, by State Superintendent George Colvin and by local boards of education. Special exercises will be held, in many of the schools of tho State on the memorial idea. This campaign rightly carried on will be of inestimable value to the said one of the leaders of tho drive. Its success will indicate unto the recent attacks based on mistakably the reaction of the the teaching of evolution. This controversy brought many new friends to the University and it is expected that others will be attracted by the jilan of commemorating the sacrifice of the 3,050 Kentuckians in tho World War. Tho American Legion, War Mothers and other patriotic and civic organizations have endorsed the campaign and are backing it witli enthusiasm ami work. Two hundred students of the University will go on a canvass of the down-towdistrict of Lexington and Flying Squadrons will visit nearby towns during the last two or three days of the drivo. ' In addition there will be a woman Chairman in each county and a local committee associated with her. Almost every college and university in the country has made arrangoments for some sort of a memorial to its World War heroes. A fund of $1,000,000 was raised for the University of Georgia recently. Ohio State is erecting a Million Dollar Stadium. At Ames, Iowa, students and faculty subscribed more than $300,000 in the opening week of the campaign. Alumni of the so institutions were given a quota of approximately $300 each. In some instances undergraduates subscribed as much as $500. The University of Kentucky was granted an appropriation of $290,000 conditions only to by the General Assembly for partial relief from post-wa- r lose the entire sum by veto of tho Governor who allowed a similar increase to the penal and charitable institutions and approximately half a million a year to apply on the State's floating indebtedness. This Memorial Building will satisfy in part the University's immediate needs in addition to commemorating idealism with which this country entered the war and went on to victory. By its constant reminder to tho youth of the State of heroic deeds it will mean a great addition to the life of the State. Only a little more than of he student body can assemble in tho present chapel. It is necessary for the freshmen and sophomores to ultornate for convocation. Upper classmen are allowed one meeting every Jive weeks. The student body can be brought together only on the athletic field whore they turn out en masse for the games and generate true college spirit. When the drive was first started in 1919 a considerable percent of the undergraduates made contributions ranging from $3 to $75, one class contributing $100 from its general fund. Faculty and many of the alumni have made contributions varying from one percent to three and a half percout of a year's salary. A contribution large or small from every undergraduate and from every alumnus is the aim of the present Campaign Commlttoo. Circle will direct the canvassing of the student body and of the The down-towdistrict of Lexington. This group will organize tho Flying Squadrons also. A committee from tho faculty also has boon appointed by Best-love- Arthor of Memorial Poem (By Courtesy of Lexington Herald) o Mrs Eleanor Duncan Wood Mrs. Eleanor Duncan Wood, Mays-vill- e Kentucky, to whomwas awarded a prize of fifty dollars in gold for the best poem writtea by a Kentuckian, to be inscribed in Kentucky's war memorial building that is to be erected on the campus of the University of Kentucky at Lexington is an out stand ing poem in Kentucky's long list of And it shall be throughout the coming years s Young hearts shall proudly read these And feel within their own the sacred flames. "We'll live for what they died for spite of fears;" So Faith shall spring once more from blood and tears hero-name- Keep safe these names thy sons who would not save Themselves at price of liberty and thee. The "Old Kentucky Home" shall hallowed be Throughout the ages by the blood they gave; Keep thou them safe, thy beautiful and brave! distinguished writers. The memorial poem which appears in this issue of SIX BIG CONFERENCES the Kernel and which has been select ed by a committee of judges composed IN SESSION DURING of Professors L. L. Dantzler, Univer sity of Kentucky, Boyd Martin, Uni WEEK ATJJHIVERSITY versity of Louisville, W. B. Jones, Georgetown College, C. E. Freeman, Transylvania Colleye, and B. A. Wise. Plans Entertain" Centre College, has been widely com Faculty ment for Guests; Banquet mented upon as one of the most note worthy poetic utterances ever written Given at Hall by a Kentuckian. Mrs. Wood was born January 10, 250 HERE 1SG7 at Washington, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Arthur and Eleanor Joint Meeting of All ConWood. In 1SSS she married Clarence Thursday Morning Wood. To them were born three chil ferences dren all of whom are now grown. Mrs. Wood has been writing since her early girlhood and several hundred of NOTABLE MEETINGS AT THE UNIVERSITY her poems have been published in 1.... National University Extension various periodicals throughout the Association. country. Notable among her publish2. National Academy of Visual ed work are "The Failure" which apEducation. peared in the Ladies Home Journal, "When the Birds Come Homo," "Tho 3. Student Councils of State Universities, Middle West. Room of Life." "The Mother," "The 4. Conference of Deans of Men, Lord of the Lillies," "Tho Little White State Universities of Middle Bride in the Picture," "Tarley's MamWest. ma," "Tho Heart's Pathway," "Re5. onference of Deans of Arts and member tho Alamo." "Indian SumSciences, State Universities. mer," "Birthdays," "The Pioneer Belle 5. Conference of Deans of Arts and of Long Ago," "The People's Pet," "Tho Fly Bush," "Mother's Room," Throughout the current week a numand "Without Our Gogs." ber estimated as 250 members of tho faculties of state universities of the Middle West, other educators and stu STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT dents are attending the six conferences McVEY in session at the University. The UniNext week, April the Memorial Building Drive takes place. versity is acting as host to these notable guests and has planned several Every student, every faculty member and every Alumnus should have interesting features of entertainment for them. These include a banquet at a part In It. This Is the opportunity Patterson Hall Thursday evening at to show our loyalty and to demonstrate the ability of the University C o'clock with Dr. Olbert Mansbrldgo of Loudon, England us speaker of the to rise above the discouragements evening, and a trip to Shakertown of the year. The location of such a building on the campus will be a with dinner at tho Inn, Saturday, the party leaving tho University at 11? 30 visualization of national patriotism President McVoy. a, in. and lotiirnliig late in tho and our own obligations to serve. Next week alumni and students will bo "Salesmen for Old Kentucky" ...(Signed).. FRANK L. McVEY. according to tho leaflet distributed by the Campaign Committee. This will bo Tho Nationnl University Extension President. another tost of devotion to tho institution, a challougo to tho Kentucky spirit. ssociatiou's seventh annual conven State-at-larg- e Patt VISITORS n one-thir- d Su-K- y n 24-2- tion is held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. J. C. Egbert of Columbia University will open the fourth session Friday morning witli an address on "Cultural Education for Industrial Workers." Other speakers are R. L. Sackett of Pennsylvania State College, H. H. Coxen of tho University of Tennessee, B. G. Elliott of the University of Wisconsin, I. S. Noal of the Federal Board of Vocational Education, Washington, D. C. J. J. Van Nostrand ot the University of California, and T. P. Ridle of the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. Tho National Academy of Visual Education's meetings are being held from Tuesday to Friday. F. W. Reynolds, director of the extension division of the University of Utah, is president of the extension association and also the National Academy of Visual Instruction. The meeting of Student Councils of State Universities of tho Middle West is Thursday. Friday and Saturday. P. A. Poter of Iowa is secretary of the conference. The Conference of Deans of Men is In session from Thursday to Saturday. More than twenty-Jiv- e deans are in attendance. Thursday to Saturday Is al so the date for tho Conference of Deans of Colleges of Arts and Sciencos. "The Place of the Reading Courses in Extension Education" will bo tho subject of an address by Commissioner of Education J. J. Tigert at the Home Reading Conference which he has called for Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Lafayette Hotel. Thursday morning all attending tho conferences hold a joint mooting at the Lafayette Hotel. Prosldont Frank L. McVoy is to deliver tho address of welcome. Just us the Kernel was going to press a gloom was cast over tho entire community by tho deatli of Mrs. Frank L. McVoy who passed away at the Good Samaritan hospital nt 7: tf o'clock last night. The Stroller play which was to have been glvon tonight and tomorrow night has boon cancelled also all social events as are announced In thu Kernel.