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The Kentucky Kernel, April 29, 1959

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

Today's Weather? UK Readers Reply Partly Cloudy, Mild To 'Hollow Hall' : IS. Hiph 66, Low 46 id Sec Editorial Page UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Vol.L LEXINGTON, KY., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1939 No. 102 Peterson Calls SmndletoiD Purchase Good Investunent JL JL 5 By JIM HAMPTON 4 4 Editor-in-Chi- ,. purchase The 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, ef of 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 D. club. 1.' .i I'll; i ,;:?:vU kf r.r lc 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. Ground-breakin- g A&S Faculty Passes New Honor Program By JOANIE WEISSINGER Wednesday Editor 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 said. 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 . work. The 24 additional credit hours Include tlx in foreign languages, six in science, six In social sciences and six in philosophy and 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 dean. "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 said. 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. 1,066-acr- 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 national competition. He said these students are going to demand more knowledge at rate. an "Their appetites will be whetted," he said. Dean White added that three of the top stifdents who will compete in a nationally-televise- d quiz program next month have told him they felt inadequate for the task. 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 whole, the common man, the average citizen,, the middle-broor the not the but is our ideal?" the 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 ever-increasi- ng w A-m- an E-m- an C-m- an SUB. 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" is type of interview program, sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi, professional Journalism fraternity. It will be moderated by Dr. Malcolm Jewell of the UK Political Science Department. 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 platforms, their in their party past record in SC, student publications and the budget problems of , Student Congress. 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. 1,500. tives. The others were: The Spindletop mansion was 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 e 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 mainder. 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- - The with their families, totaled some ing roles. "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 the proposed construction of the new science building.' "Our students are entitled to the opportunity of studying these sciences," he stated. Hitched Hop A free dance for all married students will be held from 9 to 12 p. m. May 16 at the SUB Ball- room. Dave Grigsby's orchestra will play. This is the first married students' dance. The dance will be sponsored by the Cooperstown Council. all-camp- us 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 administrator said: "We were going to have to build y, a metal storage building on the Experiment Station Farm which would have cost $35,-0for 40,000 square feet of storage space. "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 warehouse." He also said the metal warehouse, If built, would have been only adequate to meet present needs, while th Reynolds one-stor- 00 ware-Continu- ed 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 Memorial Hall. Kennedy is the The chief counsel for the U.S. Senate committee on Improper labor activities. 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 activities. i fir' I i i A J x ROBERT F. KENNEDY n