The Kentucky Kernel
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
APRIL 20, 1922
HONOR HEROES OE WORLD WAR
CAMPAIGN TO SOLICIT
FUNDS FOR MEMORIAL
TO KENTUCKY'S WORLD WAR
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.
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;
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.
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
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
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
down-towdistrict of Lexington. This group will organize tho Flying
Squadrons also. A committee from tho faculty also has boon appointed by
Arthor of Memorial Poem
(By Courtesy of Lexington Herald)
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
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
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
versity of Louisville, W. B. Jones,
Georgetown College, C. E. Freeman,
Transylvania Colleye, and B. A. Wise.
Centre College, has been widely com Faculty
ment for Guests; Banquet
mented upon as one of the most note
worthy poetic utterances ever written
by a Kentuckian.
Mrs. Wood was born January 10, 250
1SG7 at Washington, Kentucky.
is the daughter of Arthur and Eleanor
Joint Meeting of All ConWood. In 1SSS she married Clarence
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
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
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
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
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
another tost of devotion to tho institution, a challougo to tho Kentucky spirit.
ssociatiou's seventh annual conven
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
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
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
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.