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Best THE KENTUCKY KERNEL PAGE TEN ll, of K. Janitor the American Campus Character Among such characters as the Campus Cop of Yale and the Orange Man of Harvard, Pierre Whltntng, venerable custodian of the Administration building, takes his place as the representative of the University of Kentucky. Pierre's long service with the University is soon to be told in print in the New York Telegram. His story will be one of a scries of feature articles concerning famous characters on American campuses. The story which elevates Pierre to his new positionfar different from his usual world of brooms and mops has been sent to the New York newspaper by Miss Helen King, of the Publicity Bureau, in response to a request for a story concerning the University's most famous character. Pierre Whltning's biography reads like a history of the University. But it could be no other way, for Pierre has been with the University since its very beginning. College Without Grades, Credits, Is Now Recommended It was Pierre, then a little barefoot boy, who carried the first .bucket of water to laborers as they began work on the first building for 'the University then known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. With that Job Pierre began his long record of service, a record to which he is adding even today. "Mr. President say I have been at the University for 52 years, so I guess I has," Pierre tells those who seek to learn exactly how long he has been at his present Job. To Pierre all the fuss and bother about his being the University's most famous character means little, and although he doesn't say so In Just so many words he manages to convey the general Impression to those who question him, that the less said, the better. You sec Pierre has work to do, and he believes in doing It. And besides, he has a record to sustain. There ought to be lesson In that. Beauty of Homes Of Old Kentucky Always Appeals Plans for a new university educa- Peaceful Rest fulness of Old tional system which would do away Frankfort Pike Typifies with a compulsory attendance, "Golden Afje" assignments, grades and credits, have been outlined by RobO. K. Barnes ert Maynard Hutchlns, As the mellow haze of a late sumpresident of the University of Chicago. mer afternoon makes a fairyland of "If a student in the Junior college the landscape, and the great, scarfelt that he could better pass the let sun casts its fading lances of examination that would be given golden light through the stalwart him at the end of his first two years limbs of ancient oaks, the quiet of In college, by going to New York, or the broad acres Is broken only by reading the Sunday paper, he could the twilight song of happy robins, do that." the distant tinkle of a bell, the low President Hutchlns would allow a of contented cattle. The rolling exgraduate of the Junior college who panse of purple grass ripples In the successfully passed his examinations breeze that gently caresses the counto enter an upper school which, tryside at the close of a hot day. d, conducted in the same manner, An aging mansion, stately and would grant the candidate his bachcan be glimpsed through the sucelor's degree whenever he could great trees, silhouetted against an cessfully pass the examination. azure sky. It is a scene that blrnsg old English es"A brilliant student could per- visions of well-ketates. haps obtain his degree from college in six months. There would be many is the view that presents itSuch who would graduate in three years self to the casual traveler who Jourand others in five years. There is neys along the old Frankfort pike nothing particularly sacred about from Lexington to the state capital. the mystical four years in which to It is an ancient turnpike, one that gain a degree." is deeply wrought Into the history President Rutchins, a tall, broad of a glorious state; an old road, unshouldered, dark haired young man, touched by harsh, modern lines and smiled as he recalled his work as steeped in tradition and beauty, covdean of the Yale law school under ered with the glamour and mystery the prevailing credit method of that belongs to the past. granting degrees. "Why, we had to stone fences, Its hundred-year-ol- d buy an adding machine to find out although crumbling in places, typify whether or not our students could the Kentucky of the golden age, and graduate." its very atmosphere is that of anteThe youngest president in the bellum days. It is the last vestige world of a great university, squared of a Kentucky that used to be. his shoulders and snapped out, in The thoughtful traveler Is wafted answer to the question, "Are large back into another era, and requires diploma mills?" "The no great imagination to picture universities size has nothing to do with it. A passing him the bedecked gallants large university can be a great one." and ladies of that other day, He smiled as he commented upon under the careful supervision student of an Uncle Amos, who whips up the "I have had little connection with horses prldefully and salute courstudent disclipline, as I was dean of teously as his carriage flashes past. Along this road trudged the pioa professional school, before becomand mocca-sine- d, ing president. In that position, we neer, leather-fringe- d with senses alert to impendfollowed The rugle of ignoring conduct of our student, unless they ing danger; along it traveled the broke into print. I don't know early settlers, goading their burwhether that method would apply dened oxen and lending a shoulder or not." Ohio at the wheel; along it passed the to undergraduates Kentucky land owner, astride his State Lantern. spirited saddlehorse; along it moved matches were made in heaven, carriages of dandles on their way to If where did the cigar lighters come the grand ball at Lexington, where they would see the great General from? I K in along It slowly traveled Kentucky lawyer, d way to Frankfort to attend on his the legislature; along it brave John Hunt Morgan galloped at the head of his dashing cavalrymen, fiercely intent to do or die. No morel No more do these fascinating figures move along the winding roadway. But the advent of the automobile Is the only clement to mar the restful pcaccfulncss of the old Frankfort pike. Kentucky may enter Into the mad Industrial whirl; Kentucky may make of Mammoth Cave a national d Cumberpark and of land Falls a summer resort to cater touring publics; Kentucky to dusty, male organize her progress commissions and her civic luncheon clubs and paint ridiculous slogans on her auto llcclsc tags; Kentucky may turn back on her traditions of strong-hearte- d thoroughbreds, beautiful women, landed gentlemen and good liquor; but when she wishes to recall those bygone days when to be a Kcntucklan was to be a thing apart, when chivalry and courage were Inbred and poison whisky had not yet been Introduced by the bootlegger, then must Kentucky turn to the one spot that still exemplifies that dead era of beauty and pride; Kentucky must crank up her lizzie and travel down the glorious old Frankfort pike to drink in a beauty that Inspires. Lafayette; Is Famous Sigma Delta Chi to Give Annual Banquet Sigma Delta Chi, honorary Journalistic fraternity at the will hnld its annual Founders' Day banquet at 6 o'clock this eve ning at the Lafayette hotel. The banquet will be held instead of the cridiron banauet which was to be given on this date. Chapter and alumni members have been invited to attend the banquet. Prominent newspapermen of Lexington will be special guests. According to Jess Laughlln, president of Sigma Delta Chi, the ban-miis beine held one week early hpcnusn Founders' Dav ADril 17 comes during the Easter vacation. THREE MORE FIRES The Alpha Gamma Delta house and the Kappa Sigma house were both slightly damaged by fire between 12 and 1 o'clock Sunday. The fire at the Kappa Sigma house was the larger of the two, resulting in a loss of about $25. It is believed to have started when sparks from the chimney ignited the roof. The fire at the Alpha Gam house was caused by a defective flue. The Kappa Kappa Gamma house was also be lieved to be on fire Sunday morning and an alarm was turned in. Members of the Lexington fire department answered calls to all three of the houses. SSVSNTY-FirT- To Celebrate Anniversary of ANNIVERSARY H "Rhapsody in Blue" Listen In Tuesday evening If you jwlsh to enjoy "nimpsoily In nine" .over the nlr for the first llmo In Its entirety. This frnlurc on the Old dolil hour marks the sixth nnnl- 'vcrsary of Paul Whitcmnn's association with George Gershwin's great- 'est "work, written especially for Whlteman. Tho famous composer himself ,"89 piano soloist for the premiere performance In 1024, an orchestra recital that overnight made White-ma- n the world's leading Interpreter of .Jazz music. Strains of tho rhapsody are now familiar as tho slgna-'tur- e and musical Interludes of Old Gold broadcasts. , ! The anniversary program also .will Include a specialty by no less a celebrity than Mr. nay Bargy, pianist In the "Whlteman ensemble. In addition to a veritable parade of popular new melodies, Tuesday's broadcast will star a new ono from Al Jolson's picture "Mammy," "Looking at You," as well as . "Fifty Mil, special selections from lion Frenchmen" and the "King of at 9 p. m., Eastern Standard Time,) Ja.2z." It goes on the air from over the Columbia Broadcasting hook-up- . Station KVI, In Seattle, April 15, System's King Fike Is Named Law Journal Editor Thomas D. Theobold Is Business Manager; Final Staff Selection Later The following appointments for the Kentucky Law Journal for the scholastic year 1930-3- 1 have been announced recently by Dean Alvln E. Evans, of the College of Law. They are as follows: f; King Fike, Thomas D. Theobald, business manager; John C. Bagwell, Hugh Broadhurst, Joseph Cleveland, Gordon Finley, Mrs. A. M. J. Hollinger, Jesse K. Lewis, Ernest Rogers, H. C. Smtih, Charles M. Summers and Hubert T. Willis, members of the tentative cose comment staff. The final selection of the staff will be made upon the basis of the sample case comments submitted. The selection of the above tentative list was made upon the basis of the past semester's grades, every student making 1.75 or itter being selected. Several othei tudents are just below this mark and will be added to the list if their grades for the present semester entitles them to it. Cupolas controlled from the laboratory White hot rivers of metal, pouring from big cupolas in Crane foundries, arc even more thoroughly analyzed, more carefully watched, than the drinking water pouring from a faucet in a city. Because correct chemical ingredients in valve metals arc as essential to absolute safety and right functioning of a piping installation as pure water to human health, Crane Co. has always maintained laboratory control of its cupolas. This means that experts in the metallurgical and physical testing of metals are responsible for the quality of every valve and fitting turned out. It means that tensile strength, yield point, elongation, and reduction of area of test bars taken every hour of the day's run are known to laboratory and cupola chemists. WEST COAST RELAYS TO BE NIGHT EVENT It means that constantly, as the metals pour out, the proportion of silicon, manganese, carbon, phosphorus, calcium, pure iron, are known and uniformly maintained. It means immediate correction of any variation and rejection of The nationally famous West Coast Relays, to be held in the Fresno State College Stadium, California, on April 26, iri connection with the Raisin Day Celebration, is to be a night event this year. This will permit automobile races to. be held that afternoon, and will make the track meet the first important major one ever held at night. A battery of floodlights that will cangive an intensity of five-fodles over the entire area is being installed at the stadium, and in the fall the projectors will be so that an intensity of eight-focandles will be projected on the football field alone for night games in that major sport. The lighting installation includes sixty General Electric projectors with 1,000-wa- tt incandescent lamps, mounted in batteries of ten atop six steel towers. Power Is supplied by an underground cable system. Each lamp will be individually fused and provided with a disconnect devise at the top of the tower. A master switch with fuses will be provided to control the entire system. faulty materials. From specifications of raw materials to final installation, Crane Co. knows its products and what they will do. How Crane Co. developed the background for this knowledge makes an absorbing story. It is titled Pioneering in Science. You are cordially invited to send for your copy. 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