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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL The Kentucky Kernel UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, KY DEC. 19, 1919 VOL. X. No. 13 Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings of Great Joy, Which Shall Be To All People. T And Joseph went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David', which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineT Y MEETING CHRISTMAS FESTIVITES age of David:) To be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife. And she brought forth her first-bor- n son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, Corridors Feature Stunts and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Social Hour Follows ImParty at And there were Jn the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping pressive Service Carols watch over their flock by night. Feature YULE-TID- E PROGRAM And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, arid" the glory of the Lord shone The Recreation room of Patterson round about them: and they were sore afraid. Again this week the Recreation And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of Hall, softened by candle light and exroom cf Patterson Hall was the scene quisitely decorated with vases of great joy, which shall be to all people. of gay festivity and Christmas cheer, For unto you is born this day m the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the white roses and chrysanthemums, night the Student GovernPATT. HALL SCENE OF All-Gi- rl when last ment Association, aasisted by the Y. s of the W. C. A. entertained the dormitories in a last party before the Christmas holidays. The hall was charming in the profuse decorations betokening the Yule-tid- e season, and made a charging background for the program and stunts of the evening. The six corridors in charge of their respective protectors put on stunts, which due to cleverness and originality shown by they proved to be very Interesting and the source of great merriment. Toward the middle of the evening the lights were turned off and the Y. W. C. A. choir entered in a processional, carrying white candles and singing Christmas carols. Two duets sung by Louise Will and Sallie Bruns, and Margaret Smith and Carlisle Chenault furnished the other Christmas music. One of the most interesting features of the evening, however, were the delightful Christmas stories related in a most engaging way by Dean Simrall. Refreshments of ice cream cones and Christmas candy were served. The guests included all' Patt. Hall, Smith Hall and Maxwell Hall girls, town members of the Y. W. C. A., members of the Advisory Board, and other friends of the association. PROPPS ELECTED TO BASEBALL CAPTAINCY At a meeting of the baseball "K" men of the University held last week, Bryan Propp3, a Kentucky star of three seasons, was elected to the captaincy of the 1920 baseball squad, to succeed Marlon Lasley, who was elected captain last spring but who did not return to school this fall. The new captain, known to every Kentucky baseball fan as "Speedy," has been a member of the varsity team since his entrance Into the University three years ago. MoBt of the time he has been "tagging them at second," but is a capable man la most any of the fielding positions. He is considered the most consistent batter on the squad; last year leading the battins average, and coming in with safe licks several times during the eeason when hits meant runB. Propps is a Junior In tho College of Engineering and is a member of the Alpha Stema Fhl fraternity. Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you ; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling slothes lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. CHRISTMAS 10LIDAYS THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS 1919. with the chandeliers hung in Christmas greens, and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree bringing back the "Santa Claus" days of yore, was tho scene of tho Christmas Y. W. and Y. M. C. A. service Sunday night. This program by which .Christmas was celebrated and real .Christmas spirit was again renewed consisted chiefly of Christmas carols and other appropriate music. A processional of white-clagirls of the Y. W. choir, carrying white candles, and singing an old Latin Hymn, "Adeste fideles," opened the service. The following program was beau tifully rendered: 1. Joy To the Wold Song, by the Association. 2. Silent Night vocal duet, Louise Will and Sallie Burns. 3. The Christmas Story Luke 2 chapter, Adele Slade. Benjamin J. Bush. 4. Prayer-nD- r. 5. Stars, Franco Leoni. Eventide, Agate, Backer Glondahl, Mrs. C. B. Cornell, accompanied by Mrs. Goode. 6. Ave Maria, Schubert, Professor Lampert. 7. "0, Little Town of Bethlehem," Y. W. C. A. choir. 8. "Away In a Manger, No Crib for a Bed," duet, Margaret Smith and Carlisle Chenault. 9. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," song by the Association. The singing was accompanied by Catherine Denton with the violin, and Rothwell Edwards with the cornet After the program a social hour followed, which proved to be a real Christmas party; gay chatter, music and food being the predominating fe tures. The Committee on Decoration was Fannie Heller, Edna Snapp, Mlna White and Martha Van Meter, Elizabeth Kraft, social chairman, was assisted by Louise Mayer, Mary Elizabeth James, Sarah Equlm, Rachel Logan and Elizabeth Card, in preparing and serving the refreshments. A large number of students were present as well as many members of the faculty and their wives, and quite a number of othor guests. (R. F. Peters.) Grim Fate can play peculiar pranks HAVE PAGAN ORIGIN When Christmas rolls around, Unusually Long Vacation She withers hearts and draws a tear Where laughter should be found; Will Begin Friday (J. A. Dixon) In years gone by It was a time Afternoon The associations gathered around When loving hearts gave gifts, The Christmas holidays begin at the word Christmas are so many and When soul met soul in holy praise so beautiful in the varied memories the seventh hour Friday, December spirit lifts. That 19, and end the first Tuesday, Jan which they evoke, that even the most nary 6, 1920. The vacation is usually critical can surely find something in This Is an age of selfishness, long this year, since we have had Christmas to be glad for. Stery duty bids us give, only one holiday this year, that of The word itself means "The Mass Our obligations must be met Thanksgiving. It was for this reason of Christ." This, with its ecclesiasThe gifts therefrom can't live; tical and sacred thoughts, calls to that the petition presented by the stuThe poet says: "The gift without dents for an extension of the Thanksmind the message that the angels The giver must be bare, " giving vacation was refused by the brought to the listening shepherds, Our friendship and our love should go faculty. that night on the plains of Judea. With presents here and there. At 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, "Fear not: for, behold I bring students and faculty members will you good tidings of great Joy, The Yuletide of this year should be scatter to the four corners of Kenwhich shall be to all people, A mingled prayer and hope, tucky, not to be gathered back Into For unto you is born this day That God will give us strength and the fold of the intellectual until after in the city of David a Saviour, power the wild bells have again Bounded out which is Christ the Lord." Successfully to cope year, and their parting knell for the And the mighty chorus of the heavenly With all those agencies that tend ushered in the always welcome new host, singing, To tear our land apart; year. No more books, no more gym, "Glory to God in the highest, Such prayer will be answered too, no more mad rushing to classes and on earth peace, good will When rising from each heart. until next year Just seventeen long toward men." days with nothing to do but have one Down though the ages we hear the more grand and glorious vacation. "BEAU BMIMMEL" TO BE list of our Christmas hymns, with the There'll be plenty of time for sweet chimes of their names like and coasting, for dances, valley, calling ANNUAL STROL ER PLAT church bells across a week-enparties, receptions, and all back to our minds that greatest night the gay festivities which make Christof all the world; "Hark the Herald mas the most enjoyable time of the Recommends Angels Sing," "Holy Night," "Joy to Committee year. the World" and others setting forth Mansfield Masterpiece; There'll be no longer the necessity the rejoicing of the universe at that Preliminary Meeting of pulling ones' self out of bed at tho divine event. Held and Study sound of a rising bell, or an alarm But (Christmas has its other side, Begins clock. There'll be seventeen mornquite different from the calm pure ings to sleep until the cock crows the "Beau Brummell," Clyde Fitch's fervor of the worshipper, that of noon hour, and then to make a hasty drama of English lige of "quips and pranks and wreathed scramble for a combination breakfast the early 19th Century, will be the smiles," which has come down to us and lunch. Stroller production for 1920, accord- from pagan sources. The mistletoe Patterson Hall and Smith Hall will ing to the recommendation of the and holly with which we decorate, are be closed after Saturday morning and committee entrusted with the duty reminiscent of the Celtic Druids, those girls who remain here during of selecting a play. which priesthood retreated before the the holidays are to stay at Maxwell This play was written by Clyde conquering Roman legions and was AXIOM FOR SENIOR. Hall. Mrs. Brown will be on hand to Fitch, with special reference to the finally destroyed. But not alone from (Miami Student.) or to join in Christmas festivities appearance of the lamented Richard this source do our Christmas customs Too many Miami students hitch cloths to aching heads Mansfield i nthe title role. It first come. Back through the good times cold their ambition to a degree, only to whose owners have had too much appeared in the early 90's in New of the Merrie England when the early find out that they counted their Christmas plum pudding or other credits beforo they wero earned. on Page Two) (Continued (Continued on Page Two) goodies. TO LAST UNTIL JAN. 6 d toil-wor- n d well-know- n