THE KENTUCKY KERNEL.
The Kentucky Kernel
Newspaper of the Student of the University
of Kentucky, Lexington
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KENTUCKY KERNEL PLATFORM
A Canvas Beaatifal
Dlaaemtatlim of Ualvenlty News to Kentucky
Btriet Okaenraaee ef Laws and
Repeal ef New Attendance Rale
With this issue of The Kernel, the platform
f the student paper reappears after an absence
of several months from the editorial page. At
the time It was dropped from the columns of
this paper, it had become so well known and
so synonymous with the editorial policy of The
Kernel that the editors felt it no longer necessary to print it. At this time, however, it has
necessary to add to the policies contained
In the platform, so it reappears in this issue.
Observing students and members of the faculty will note that a new plank has been added
to the platform. That new plank, hewed from
the virgin timber of students' rights as indicated by The Kernel slogan on the press maintaining the rights of those who are attending
the university, concerns the repeal of the new
attendance rule established a short time ago by
zealous officials at Kentucky.
Since that rule was announced, scores of students representing every one of the four classes
and those taking graduate work have visited
the editorial offices of The Kernel, asking that
the paper assist in pointing out to officials the
manifest injustice of the new ruling. Many letters for the student point of view column now
are on file awaiting publication. The tide of
sentiment against the new rule is rising swiftly
over student obeisance to those who admittedly
hold the hammer. In other columns of today's
paper, that sentiment is being expressed because
The Kernel is a student paper and so long as it
does not feel the iron hand of suppression, it is
going to continue to be a student paper.
It is both wise and convenient at this time to
point out that there is no conflict between the
various planks of the platform, as might
at first blush. Laws and
observed, but the particular stress in The Kernel is directed against violation of the prohibition laws by members of the student body. It
may be said that better scholarship and repeal
of the attendance rule do not agree, but it is
well to remember that education cannot be
measured by any mathematical standard such
at Kentucky who will not give a passing grade
as the number of times a particular student attends a particular class. There are professors
If a student is credited with four absences over
months. Profesa period of four and one-ha- lf
sors of similar mental vigor oftentimes cause
one-thiof a final' grade to be determined by
the number of absences. Others will not accept
an excuse under any condition of servitude, preferring to prove to the world that higher education Is really an autocracy. It is with a feeling
of compassion for Alma Mater that they in fact
cannot be designated as few. Their reaction to
the new rule of attendance has been that of
Joy, because under it they And their medium
that of dyeing the last inch of tape a crimson
So it is that The Kernel voices the opinion of
students in this matter of repeal of the attendance rule. It is altogether fitting and proper
that it do so, for it is a paper that has won
national recognition as an exponent of the free
press under the protection of which students
gather in pursuit of academic life, liberty, and
CAN YOU WRITE?
By the Editor: Just as we were wondering
what to do about this business of no student let
ters for The Kernel point of view column, along
comes the university senate, or whoever did it,
with a new set of attendance rules for the dear
students to read and, perforce, to observe. Presto changol All of our difficulties were dissipated along the line of too few letters. The only
trouble is that now we have too many of them.
It Just seems that nothing is going to alleviate
that tired feeling we have from seven in the
morning until one the next morning.
Anyway, here are some of the letters we have
In stock. From all apperances, university officials should do something FOR the student instead of discriminating AGAINST him or her
in favor of the professor who, in the final analysis, is no more than the hired help. We see
that we are going to go too far with some of
these broad statements unless we get out the
bottle of caution and pour its contents on the
squeeking parts of the ribbonless, battered typewriter. (The stuff you are reading is printed
with a linotype.) All professors are not that
way. Some of them are such fine gentlemen
we always feel as if we should hitch our wagon
to them and really get somewhere in the world
other than an editorial room that reminds "Bill"
Ardery of a combination of hell, insanity, and
To get back to the letters. Sometime ago we
promised our constrkuaats that wc would set
print their names If they desired to remain
anonymous. Blame whern ,yw will, .many of
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them do not want to see their namo In print
"Why the Chimes Rang Out," a
beneath these letters. We have verified their
Christmas .play, will be presented
authenticity after the better Holmes style, but at the rcRular university vesncr ser
no confidences will be violated. Read 'em and vices In Memorial hall on .Decem
ber .14. The nlav. which will be
given by members of the Interest
O. K. BROTHER
groups, will be Rpoawred by the Y.
Editor, Kentucky Kernel:
I remember that you
have asked students to write If they can. I cannot, w. o. A., with the assistance of the
but I do have a few words to .say. wwctally con
Y. M. C. Ji. .Special .Christmas
cerning the new attendance rule recently adopted at music will be presented at the serthe university. The future of the university does not vices.
The program is being ar
iook very promising to one who has been here, three
ranged by Miss Margaret Lewis,
yeArs, If school officials continue doing such "fool"
secretary of the university Y.'W. C.
stunts as that of the new rule. It Is an Injustice to
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the student and a contumely not to be borne when i A.
there Are other schools .wlllln to 'be fair about their
educntonal system. My hundred words Arc about used, SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
but put me on your list of fellows who do not believe
(Signed) An Outraged Btudenl
A meetlne .of the commltttcc on
scholarship and attendance
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Editor, Kentucky Kernel: Why doesn't The Ken
tucky Kernel do something toward expressing student Registrar's office in the Administration building, for the nurDose of
opinion on the new attendance ruling If It Is as rep
rcscntatlve of that opinion as It boasts so proudly? settling several complaints against
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Editor, Kentucky Kernel: It is agreed that the student ought to attend class as much as possble, but
there Is always someone carrying a good thing too
far. The new attedance rule has done that. "Fools
rush In where angels fear to tread" you know what
I mean. But lust for the sake of proving that 'the
poor students hasn't a chance, let's all go to class
for three weeks and then all stay away from data the
The resulting "hell" would prove be
yond doubt "I Ain't Dot Nobody, Nobody Cares Tor
(Signed) Another 'Student.
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THE "K" CLUB
In the organization of a club for the
of better understanding in the realm of
sports, letter men at the university have taken
an important step forward in this Held. For
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many years this form of activity has been .a
power in campus affairs at most of .the larger
colleges and universities. Especially has .this
been true among members of the Big Ten con
ference, where such organizations have found
their principal function in interesting prep
school graduates in their respective 'colleges.
The "K" Club, besides its work along the 'lines
of fellowship promotion among university Athletes, should prove an invaluable help to the
university during high school week and .at the
state high school tournament held in Lexington. Benefits derived from unorganized efforts
of Kentucky's athletes at recent basket hall
tournaments indicate to some extent the importance which may be attached to organised
The Kernel wishes to congratulate the men
who have had the vision to complete the organization of the "K" club. It hopes that this group
may not remain "Just a club," but that through
capable leaders the organization may become
a valuable aid in this too long neglected phase
of university activity.
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