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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, KY., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1939
Peterson Calls SmndletoiD Purchase
By JIM HAMPTON
move," he said.
rently used as a club for alumni
He said disposition of the pro- and faculty members, now had a
Spindletop perty was still undecided and that membership of about 600 who,
Farm was termed a sound business the Kernel's editorial had menInvestment yesterday by Dr. Frank tioned only one of several alterna-
Peterson, University vice president for business administration.
Dr. Peterson's remarks followed
an editorial in yesterday's Kernel,
criticizing the possible use of Spindletop mansion as a new faculty-alum- ni
N etc Men's Dorm Going Up
reremonies were held yesterday for the new
men's dormitory to be constructed on the football practice field
behind Donovan Hall. Participating were, from left, Alf Thorp,
Evansville, Ind., general contractor; Frank D. Peterson, vice president of. business administration; and John F. Wilson, architect.
A&S Faculty Passes
New Honor Program
By JOANIE WEISSINGER
The arts and sciences faculty
Monday approved a new academic
program fcr "honor students," said
Dr. Robert J. Buck, assistant professor of ancient languages.
The program, an optional one,
requires a student to take 24 credit
hours in addition to the 130 credit
hours required for graduation.
The program is subject to approval of the University Faculty
which will meet in May. If passed
by the University faculty and the
Board of Trustees, the program
will go into effect July 1, Dr. Buck
Students entering the new program will receive "AB with Honors
in the College of Arts and Sciences" degrees, Dr. Buck stated, and
it will be recorded on their trans-script- s.
"Honor students" will also reseating
at comceive special
mencement, asserted Dr. Buck. He
said the program would enable students to receive higher recognition when applying for graduate
The 24 additional credit hours
Include tlx in foreign languages,
six in science, six In social sciences and six in philosophy
humanities, Dr. Buck stated.
Students eligible for the program will be those who are in the
upper 20 percentile on the entrance
exams.' Other students may enter
the program after application and
approvial by the Honors Committee which will be appointed by
Dr. M. M. White, arts and science
"We don't want many at first,
because we want to have more
experience with the running of the
program. We desire no more than
25," said Dr. Buck referring to
the honors program.
It is modeled on honor programs existing at Universities of
North Carolina, Texas, Kansas,
Arkansas and others, Dr. Buck
Members of the committee which
drafted the new program are J. A.
McCauley, associate professor of
Journalism; Dr. H. P. Riley, head
of botany department; Dr. E. E.
Kraehe, associate professor of
history; Dr. W. C. DeMarcus, associate professor of physics; Dr.
II. II. Jack, instructor of philosophy; and Dr. Buck, chairman.
Dean Says Students
Require More Effort
Arts and sciences students are
requiring their college to expect
more academic effort.
That's the indication Dr. M. M.
White, dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences, gave at the annual
arts and sciences dinner in the
SUB last night.
Dean White said the new academic rules have been applauded
by the Kernel and a significant
number of students have won
scholarships, including several in
He said these students are going to demand more knowledge at
"Their appetites will be whetted," he said.
Dean White added that three
of the top stifdents who will compete in a nationally-televise- d
program next month have told
him they felt inadequate for the
He gave examples of the standards of the Kernel and the programming on the student-operate- d
radio station WBKY.
But Dean White said many cultural opportunities, such as lectures, plays, musical events and
the recent Foreign Language Conference are not being fully attended by students.
"Is it because, not only in our
schools, but in our culture as a
common man, the
average citizen,, the middle-broor the
is our ideal?"
He said excellence wfll not be
had if a student is made to feel
he no longer belongs to the group
if he spends more time in the
library than in the stadium or the
Exploring a number of other
questions, Dean White questioned
whether faculty members identify
themselves first toward their primary fields or toward their teach
SDX Forum ToTBe Today
Taylor Jones and Bob Wainscott,
candidates for SC president, will
panbe interviewed by a four-ma- n
el this afternoon at 4 p. m.
The forum, a "meet the press"
type of interview program,
sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi,
professional Journalism fraternity.
It will be moderated by Dr. Malcolm Jewell of the UK Political
The panel will consist of Jim
Hampton, Kernel editor; Bill Nei- -
kirk. Kernel news editor; Gurney
Norman, Kentuckian editor; and
Bob Reamy, WBKY political reporter.
SDX drafted a letter to the two
candidates over the weekend. The
letter listed the general areas that
will be covered in the discussion.
The letter asked the candidates
to be familiar with all the planks
in their party
past record in SC, student publications and the budget problems of
The letter also stated the panel
would reserve the right to introduce other topics as it sees fit.
The SDX letter mentioned the
NSA and student insurance Issues
as specific questions that might
come up today.
The forum was previously scheduled for 3:30 p. m. in Memorial
Hall, but was later changed to
the SUB Social Room at 4 p. m.
tives. The others were:
1. To sell the farm for a subdiconsidered as a new faculty club
vision development, or to sell as because of the expected 1,200 to
much of it as necessary to recoup 1,500 additional potential users to
the $850,000 purchase price.
arrive when the new Medical Cen2. To lease or sell the property ter is opened.
to industry as a research center,
He reiterated, however, that no
farm was bought maintaining a contractual relaFeb. 20 from Mrs. Pansy M. Grant tionship with the University.
for $850,000. The Kentucky ReThe vice president said he mensearch Foundation paid $700,000 of tioned these alternatives in an adthis and the state paid the re- dress to newsmen who attended a
convention here Friday and Satur"The fact that a profit of $200.-00- 0 day, but that only the faculty club
has been offered since it was possibility was mentioned in newsbought is adequate proof that its paper stories.
purchase was an astute business
He said Carnahan House, cur- -
with their families, totaled some
"Either way, he said, "he can be
a useful person but he probably
cannot do both simultaneously."
He added that if the people of
Kentucky knew the present facilities offered for students studying the sciences, they would probably do something about
proposed construction of the new
"Our students are entitled to the
opportunity of studying these
sciences," he stated.
A free dance for all married
students will be held from 9 to
12 p. m. May 16 at the SUB Ball-
Dave Grigsby's orchestra will
This is the first
married students' dance. The
dance will be sponsored by the
decision has been reached as to
whether to sell, lease or use the
property for increasing the faculty club's facilities.
When the farm was sold, Dr.
Peterson continued, the price was
set at $797 an acre for 1,066 acres.
"The mansion itself was not included in the figures," he said.
He added that the farm had
been appraised at $1,705,000 three
years ago, and that Mrs. Grant
had declined an offer of $1,332,000
prior to selling it to the University.
Dr. Peterson said the open house
was held at Spindletop Sunday
afternoon because of the repeated
requests the University had had
from persons wanting to "see it. He
also said the University had asked
for suggestions as to how the property might be used, and that that
.request, still stands. .
Asked about Reynolds Tobacco
Co. warehouse, across from the
University's main exit, just bought
by the University for $100,000, the
"We were going to have to build
metal storage building on the Experiment Station
Farm which would have cost $35,-0for 40,000 square feet of storage
"Then we negotiated with the
Reynolds people and were offered
this warehouse, which has 185,000
square feet for $100,000. This
amounted to 60 cents per squar
foot, and it would have cost us
$10 per square foot just to build a
He also said the metal warehouse, If built, would have been
only adequate to meet present
needs, while th Reynolds
On Tage 7
Kennedy To Speak
At Law Program
Robert F. Kennedy will be the,
principal speaker at the Law Day
Convention at 10 a. m. Friday in
Kennedy is the
chief counsel for the U.S. Senate committee on Improper labor
Selected as one of the "Ten
Outstanding Young Men in the
United States" by the U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1954,
Kennedy holds honorary Doctor of
Laws degrees from three institutions. He is a graduate of the
University of Virginia Law School
and is presently a member of the
Advisory Council of the Notre
Dame Law School
He was an overseas correspondent for the Boston Post in
1948 and has traveled extensively
in Russia and Central Asia.
A native of Boston, he is married and has six Children. He is
a brother of Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
Kennedy's talk on his activities
with the Sepate committees will
be open to the public. Other activities on the UK Law Day program will include commemoration
of the law school's 50th anniversary and a mock trial staged by
members of the student body. The
mock trial will be staged at 2 p.m.
and will be open to the public.
Top students and scholastic
contest winners will be presented
with a series of prizes and awards.
The annual Law School banquet
and dance will close out the day's
ROBERT F. KENNEDY