THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
The Kentucky Kernel
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WILBUR O, FRYE"
EDWARDS M. TEMPLIN
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITORS
L. M. McMurray
.7.7 Society Editor
Henry Etta Stone
LAURENCE SHROPSHIRE ...
VERNON D. ROOKS . . Assistant
O. K. Barnes
Thomas L. Rllcy
P. H. Landrum
Mary Lou. Renaker
ROY H. OWSLEY
COLEMAN SMITH .... Asst. Business Manager
ALLIE O. MASON
John E. Roberston
P. W. ORDWAY
ROBERT McVEY . . . Asst. Circulation Manager
. . Foreman Composing Room
Cray M. Piatt
Mrs. C. W. Ellis
D. H. GRIFFITH
KENTUCKY KERNEL PLATFORM
A Campus Beautiful
Dissemination of University News to Kentucky
Strict Observance of Laws and
(By Wilbur G. Frye, Edwards M.
Templin, Roy H. Owsley)
How sweet and gracious, even In common
Is that fine sense which men call Courtesy!
Wholesome as air and genial as light,
Welcome in every clime as breath of flowers,
It transmutes aliens into trusting friends,
And gives its owner passport round the
Thus wrote James T. Fields. He spoke of
courtesy in the practical interpretation of the
word and not in a poetic hallucination that his
words perchance would come true in the dim
ages when unpreparedness to do those things
one ought to prepare against would find the
timid few without an idea of that which he
Thus spoke the soul of a man who knew from
experience just how rare a true sense of courtesy is to be found in those with whom we deal
daily, and of whom we expect the same attitude
as has been extended before in a certain set of
It can be seen that those poetic words may
mean something even today when the march of
higher civilization connotes in the no longer
savage breast some of the finer feelings that
were found lacking in the days when despotism
reigned supreme, and which, because it did reign
in that exalted position, felt that there should
be no end to the evil deeds dared to be done,
And again, Milton has written in that
vision blessed with true Insight into men
rather than material things:
Shepherd, I take thy word
And trust thy honest offer'd courtesy,
Which oft is sooner found in lowly sheds
With smoky rafters, than In tap'stry halls,
And courts of princes.
Thus again it can, be seen that courtesy is a
tone of character that one finds in the least
expected places, and falls to find hi those whom
one has been taught to honor and revere as
persons Incapable of emanating the faintest
stigma from within that aura of chaste beneficence.
In so far as possible, The Kernel long has
tried to be courteous, and if a retort were needed, to make the retort courteous. It long has
been inclined to drape foul places with kind
words as a sort of soothing balm for wounds
whose edges time has failed to heal with ointment courteously placed thereon.
This week The Kernel is publishing a special
edition for the sole puriose of being courteous.
The capable business manager of The Kernel,
in his laudable zeal to produce a bigger and
better paper, oversold advertisements to men
who were depending on his word that they
would be published and brought to the attention of the student body of the University. Last
week's paper could not carry all of these advertisements, so it became necessary at the last
moment to produce another paper from the
tired brains of the editors, who have labored
long and unceasingly in their elforts to promote
the interests of The Kernel. Disappointment
of the advertisers was not to be considered,
since they have given the paper enough space
this year, on the average, to show more than
seventy per cent of the total space available,
thus forcing the exclusion of University news
that should have been printed.
In all the years that The Kernel has been
Issued at the University of Kentucky, there has
never been an issue before the Christmas holidays which carried a date line later than December 14, because the departmental heads,
staff nnd editors realized that even ft journalist
is entitled to that rest that may be found even
In lowly shed with smoky rafters. It was
thought for n time that such honest oiTcr'd
December 20, the day that we have long looked forward to for so many long weeks. At noon
tomorrow wc will be released for two glamorous
weeks of vacation, but then we must return to
bondage January 3, and labor all the more diligently to make up for those two weeks of playtime.
Hear ye, all of you who nttend the University
and hearken unto what the Kernel says. Let
not the beauty and sparkle of the windows
down In town beguile you into cutting the last
hour before the vacation, for remember It has
the dire penalty of the loss of one-tenyour final standing. Also contemplate that the
first hour after the vacations has the same fine,
so don't allow any charmingly seductive voices
at home persuade you to anything that you
know that you shouldn't do.
The Kernel wishes to point out to all of you
the deeper side of Christmas. Some 2,000 years
ago a little baby was born In a manger, shepherds watching In the" fields saw and marveled
at the star of Bethlehem moving. They followed It nnd came unto the stable in which the
Christ Child was born. Travelers came from
afar bringing precious gifts to the babe In
swaddling clothes. Without this birth, Christmas would have never been.
Had It not have been for the works of this
great man, in what condition would wc all be
today? He brought light into the world with
His coming and left it here after He had to
leave His earthly home. We have our personal
rights and freedom given to us from a government which Is founded upon the Bible text.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
courtesy ns had been extended In the past to
the publication on this campus, which Is alleged
to be a paper by and for students of the University, would be courteously extended again
from the court of princes.
And the type
But It did not materialize!
slaves have been hard at It again, working so
that others may fill their cofTers with the luscious fruit which to some Is ns welcome as nlr
and genial as light, ns the breath of flowers.
And no wonder I As Fields says, It gives Its
owner passport round the globe.
But it is to be hoped that n moral lesson will
be learned from It. To the students of the
University, to the members of the faculty, and
to those of you who read and arc neither, this
Issue connotes courtesy. It Is a monument to
the things friends will do for each other. It is
n tribute to the tie that binds the three heads
of The Kernel. This is the motto of the three,
written by Cowper:
A moral sensible, and well-bre- d
Will not affront me, no other can.
Life Is not so short but that there Is time
enough for courtesy (Emerson). The three of
us have found It that way, even at the expense
of a much needed vacation from the arduous
duties of the day. But let us look at the other
side of It for a moment!
There Is always a positive and a negative pole
to everything existing in the world, whether It
be temporal or incorporeal. So far, the positive side of it has been discussed. Let us think
what shame would descend . upon us if there
were a lack of the positive. Let us ponder over
the results of negation. There is hardship, and
worry, and demoralization, and lost faith In
THE DUTY OF STUDY
those things or persons we trust. As it so aptly
has been expressed In Cymbellne,
Students Are Obligated to Develop
Dissembling Courtesy! How fine this tyrant I
Can tickle where she wounds!
In a certain old Book which is not as much
Although there is far more than that to the
negative side of it, The Kernel does not want read as it deserves, there s a cry: "My people
to discuss it, in as much as it destroys finer are destroyed for lack of knowledge," and "My
ideas about the graciousness of it, even In com people do not think. My people do not con
In that same excellent volume there is given
So we come to the end with a thought for all
who read these lines, and between them take as part of the highest duty of man: "Thou
home over this Christmas vacation a resolve shalt love the Lord thy God . . . with all
to be fair with Courtesy and to treat her as if thy mind." Now these words bring to many
she were more precious than gold and the gos undergraduates, even those who call themselves
samer webs of endeavor. Let there come into Christians, a distinct shock of surprise. We
the heart a fine regard for others and their have thought of our Christian duty as being
properties, and let that feeling be instilled so confined to holding in rein our passions, to
deeply into the problems of everyday life that playing fair on the athletic field and In college
there will be no commands leading directly to activities, to being honest in the examination
a total disregard for the existence and main room, possibly to doing something constructive
for the college, and to planning our life work,
tenance of true Courtesy.
unselfishly. If we maintain a passing grade or
at least an average stand in the class room, we
fell we have done all that can be asked. No
It has been truthfully said that no organiza- one would deny that the above are Christian
tion is stronger than its weakest link and this virtues nor would any sensible person advocate
fact is no less true of the Kentucky Kernel anything but their reenforcement.
than any other campus organization. It is in- the student's main occupation during his college
deed a sad plight when individual members of days Is supposed to be concerned with the curan organization see fit to oppose the policies riculum and he has not yet faced his life
which are conscientiously outlined by the per- straight who has not asked what his attitude
sons who have worked with unceasing zeal toward it should be.
without remuneration for the betterment of any
It must be confessed that the usual height
of the undergraduate's scholarly ambition is to
Certainly executives of a campus activity, who "get by." His measure of achievement in a
are called upon to sacrifice valuable time which course Is the grade he gets in it. If he obtains
might be very effectively applied to their stud- a moderate stand he usually is satisfied and if
ies, are anxious to see the fruits of their labor
he achieves a high stand, providing, of course,
materialize and without cooperation from the that he has done it honestly, he feels virtuous.
least helper, not to mention the more impor- He sees nothing incongruous in neglecting his
tant ones, the outlined plans will fall short of "studies" for some absorbing
Thus, looking toward the opening of a new
No one who knows American college life
year. The Kernel feels that members of every would claim
that a well rounded education is
University activity or organization
should to be acquired by
the exclusive devotion of one's
pledge themselves to continued labor and better time to
the class room, the library and the labcooperation with their fellow workers. Especialoratory. Some of the finest lessons are learned
ly should the departmental heads seek to co- through
the athletic field, the college newspapoperate with th?" students in their department er,
the debating forum, the fraternity house,
who have demonstrated their desire to make the midnight discussions in which everything
Kentucky a bigger and better University.
from the college faculty to the administration
of the universe Is brought ruthlessly to judgmentall these are a valuable part of the eduTh Kernel has been on the University campus cative process. The fact remains, however,
since the Journalism department was establishthat the student is supposed to be spending the
ed in 1915. Before that time, the student pub- major part of his time on the curriculum and
lication was known as The Idea. Students of that the curriculum has as its purpose the dethe University always have published The Ker- velopment in the student of scholarly habits,
nel, aided by commanding oracles, and their in giving him a basis of facts, in telling him
work has gone without recognition. Of course, how and where to find more of them, and in
it is an honor to be on the staff, but most other teaching him how to use them.
activities on the campus receive some credit or
The undergraduate who really sees what his
Christian faith demands will then seek during
Members of the staff have labored countless his college course to cultivate scholarly habits.
hours on The Kernel. All that they have re- He may never become distinguished for his atceived for their efforts is some experience and tainment, but he will have sought to acquire
quite a bit of unfavorable criticism from the the methods and the attitude of a scholar. He
Why is it that staff will In the first place be honest. He will beware
faculty and students.
members do not receive credit for the work of the subtler forms of dishonesty such as
they do? It would be In keeping with the ex- bluffing and studying Just enough to "get by."
tra amount of effort expended for the sole pur- He will try to regard the faculty not as taskpose of promoting the interest of the paper, and masters for whom he is to do as little work as
through the paper, the interests of the Univer- Is possible, but as guides In the search for
knowledge. He will think of assignments as
The student who majors in journalism and suggestions for arriving at truth and beauty
never looks in The Kernel newsroom is gradu- and not as unpleasant duties to be gotten
ated from the University with credit for Just as through as soon as possible. He will, too, hold
much work in journalism as the student who grades in esteem only in so far as they indicate
attends the same classes and spends the greater the teacher's estimate of his work.
part of his spare time seeing that The Kernel honorary activities, prizes and scholarships are
is published each week. Often he does this to concessions to the weaknesses of human nature
the detriment of the grades received in his and the sooner a man has gotten to the point
where he subordinates them to the attainment
Many students spend from six to twelve hours of real scholarship, the sooner will he cease to
per week on The Kernel, which is more than be superficial.
the average student spends on any three-hoIt must be sadly acknowledged that only a
course; yet, the member of The Kernel staff few, even of our teachers, approximate the Ideal
works on with only the expectation of hearing scholar. That does not vitiate the fact, howor receiving some praise for his efforts. The ever, that the Ideal is Christian and the one
most likely reward that the stuff will receive that wc should seek to attain. For it those
is credit for the mistakes which are their fault, who are known as the "leading Christian stu
in many instances. The boys and girls who dents" on the campus ought to stand. As they
devote their time and attention to the accredit do so, they will find themselves emerging from
ed student publication should have some credit the ranks of those for whom tasks are set,
for the work done, the more especially since either by their teachers or by their employers
time spent on the paper could be used in pre after graduation, into the "glorious liberty of
paring class assignments.
children of God." Kenneth Scott, Latourette.
FOUGHT BY DIET
Twenty - five
Fall Semester, 1929
Berlin. The fight against tuberculosis seems at last to have found
a real weapon, n simple treatment
by diet which has been tried out nnd
proved highly efficient. Dr, Max
Gcrson, a doctor in Blcleflcld, inhls
youth suffered from very severe attacks of biliousness, and seeking a
remedy he hit upon nn entirely
meatless and saltlcss diet. He cured
himself In a very short time, nnd
continuing the bcncficlcnt diet, later
added small doses of chalk to his
SODA FOUNTAIN HOURS
6:00 P. M.
9:00 A. M.
years Max Gcrson
For twenty-fiv- e
worked to perfect his diet, receiving
no encouragement or support from
colleagues or hospitals, sneered at as
the ;'vcgctablc doctor," until In 1924,
Professor Sauerbruch, one of Germany's most celebrated physician's,
became Interested. He sent his two
assistants, Professors Schmide nnd
Hermannsdorfer, to examine the paAscend South Stairs to Commons
tients treated by Dr. Gerson. Their
report was such that Dr. Sauer- llittiiitttiittniiiiiiitttiiiiiiiitMiiiiiiiiiiiiiirmiiititiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitmmtt
bruch, then in Munich, decided to
take up the cudgels for Dr. Gcrson's
In the hospitals the success was
Patients often terribly
affected were willing to do anything
that offered even the dream of rescue. They had to adhere strictly to
TAKE A SURPRISE GIFT
the not very palatable diet, being
watched with lynx eyes by Professor
Hermannsdorfer and his wife, who
was then in charge of the hospital
kitchen and has been and still is his
assistant in the fight. The greatest
care had to be taken to prevent fond
but foolish relatives from smuggling
in the coveted sausages or beer
which destroyed the benefit derived
from the cure.
In order to tempt specially difficult patients to eat, Mrs. Hermannsdorfer compiled a c'ookerybook, in
which one can find many ways of
making food comparatively savory
without any addition of salt, pepper,
or other spice. Tea, alcohol and coffee are only permitted in small
quantities in milk, thus giving the
patient an illusion rather than a
taste of the coveted stimulus.
Oranges and the Juice of lemons,
tomatoes, raw salads, steamed vegetables are the chief part of the
diet, all salted meats, ham, smoked
fish, etc., are forbidden entirely; 100
grams of fresh meat are permitted
thrice a week, but a patient who can
In Platinum-tone- d
make up his mind to do without it
Case or Coloured
entirely will recover the sooner.
Crackle Finish Cases. In
Dr. Gerson's theory Is that a sick
Favourite Coty Odours.
body is a body in which poison has
been allowed to get the upper hand
and that as soon as the poison is
eliminated the body will start a successful fight against the invisible
enemies in his blood. Results have
Ch'ere's nothing like a surprise
seemed to confirm the theory which
is not limited to him. In cases of
package to bring an added joy
bone tuberculosis the treatment has
tuck a lovely flacon of Coty Perto be strictly carried out for at .least
a year; lupus, about six to ten
fume In your bag, and see a
months. A patient suffering from
happy mother or sister.
tuberculosis of the kidneys, eyes or
tongue must live according to Ger
son's diet all his life.
Tuberculosis of the intestines, the
stomach and the peritoneum have
been cured surprisingly quickly, and
PLACE YEN DOME. P Aft IS
generally the rigors of diet in such
cases may later on be considerably
CREDIT IS DESERVED
Delicious and Refreshing
AND ANYBODY WHO
EVER RAN AFTER A
TRAIN THAT WAS
GOING FASTER THAN
HE WAS KNOWS THERE
IS NOTHING ELSE TO
Run far enough, work
long enough, play hard
enough and you've got to
stop, That's when the
pause that refreshes makes
the big hit. Happily you
can una it around the cor
ner from anywhere, waiting for you in an
the pure drink
of natural flavors that
makes any little minute
long enough for a big rest.
Tfct CoccCoU Co., AtUnti.
YOU CAN'T BEAT THE
PAUSE THAT REFRESHES