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11 > Image 11 of Kentucky Alumnus, vol. 7, no. 6, June 1916

Part of Kentucky alumnus

`1 ls. c . l E M; 1 l THE KENTUCKY ALUMNUS II g ; of distinction and to dispense the hospitality of the University. This his own ll " private income enabled him to do on a scale commensurate with the dignity of q A the ofhce which he held. Though not a professional scholar, he was a well educated man, his executive abilities were of a high order. The charm and ifi, , - Qrace of his manner and the dignity of his bearing made friends for himself l and the educational interest which he represented. An interchange of class l L =] instruction in the College of Arts and the College of Agriculture, promoted tf . _ economy and efficiency by obviating the duplication of professorship for _ E12} ? V, { identical subjects. FRL -. I The general breakdown of institutions for higher education in the South if 1 in consequence of the war brought many students from Missouri, Texas, ,2 Q ifgl i, { Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North and South T V Carolina, and also from the neighboring States of Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. _ _1 The opening of the University in the autumn of 1866, although the College , l of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts did not open till October of the , l following year, brought hundreds of students. As a rule they were young men ;` i} l;l` 2 of maturity, whose education had been interrupted four years before. Some of R; them had seen military service. Their means were small and their scholarship i` i. I meager, but they came to work in the class room, in the shop and on the ample _ji , G farm. Remunerative employment, even beyond the resources of the College of ji Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, was furnished to large numbers. Football, , ; .; g. baseball, dances and banquets would have seemed to the hardy, ambitious ,t~ pi? . ` but impecunious matriculates of those days sadly out of place and a criminal gjgfgw "i. . er- waste of time and of money. They found ample recreation and amusement . coupled with instruction in military training, in manual labor and in the , exercises of the literary societies. The hardihood, mental and physical vigor_ T};;j,1_ ;," qz,g f and the solid and substantial acquisitions of the student of those early years li ,} ` have never been surpassed in the subsequent history of College or University. - (To be Continued in Chapter V.) j 1----+ ir; ; l 1f` ri NVQ! Q A Ed TRACK SEASON, 1916 gi, Q; . sv ,, ar- The 1916 Track Team was not so successful as it might have been from li.;',li?&, ? he the standpoint of winning meets, But in other respects it was a good season. { ' * of Although dual meets were lost to Georgetown and to Vanderbilt some new Ii}l.` _'ii7`"lil . ya] records were made. Earle Grabfelder broke the State Record in the 220 in the " {lla? V . me Georgetown meet, setting a_ mark of 21 4-5 seconds. Tn the same meet Thomas Trl JY; Marshal broke the record in the low hurdles. His time was 26 2-5. For the t- ,.;l;-gi i tch first time in the history of the institution representatives were sent to the lf i OW S. I. A. A. Track Meet: Grabfelder, Marshall and_Hodges were sent. Of {T hliyfj, , ian these Grabfelder placed in the 100 and the 220. This years track team was ,,, l ;._i. i ' _di_ coached by H. G. Stack, of the New York Irish-American Athletic Club. Earle l Of Grabfelder was elected Captain of the 1917 team. rim . the 45 ,*i}%Qiji* ich ors . a._ - * ~l ` r :Ql 1 . ` wl,. ' l .