SPECIAL STADIUM CAMPAIGN ISSUE
The Kentucky Kernel
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, KY.t APRIL 23. 1923
$3 4,2 53.0 0 SUBSCRIBED
STUDENTS AND FACULTY
TUTtW '"fciMfi Tl fnnWw
IN NEW STADIUM
Bulletins and Posters Open Drive
For $25,000 Student and Faculty Fund.
A Total of $34,253 Pledged By
1,308 Men and Women on
GOAL REACHED THURSDAY
Subscribed at Dinner For
Team Workers Tuesday
On Wednesday, April 11. as students made their way through the
campus to their classes large placards
on the bulletin boards proclaimed a
new mystery for them. Each had a
different message. One read: "The
Lnterscholastic Basketball Tournament
will ibe lost ii
"Yale Bowl, Harvard Stadium, Centre
Stadium, Kentucky V Still another
read: "The best in the South for U.
It soon was rumored around that
big things were in the air for the
University of Kentucky. The following day the cat was let out of the bag.
The announcement was made that the
best stadium in the South and one of
the ten best in the United States was
being planned to be erected on Stoll
Field, in addition to a basketball auditorium whioh would be without equal
in the United States.
On Friday the details of the proposition were explained in the Kernel.
It became known that if the students
evinced enough interest in the plan by
raising twenty-fiv- e
lars on the campus, alumni and
friends would contribute and raise
enough more to enable the University
to erect a Stadium and Basketball
Auditorium that would be outstanding
among the Universities of the country.
With an enthusiasm complimentary
of the best legend and spirit of the
University of Kentucky a campaign
committee was organized under the
leadership of Prof. Wm. S. Webb.
Vice chairmen from the different colleges were appointed, and they, in
turn, selected captains to organize
teams otf workers for the campaign.
A dinner for all those who were
asked to take part in the campaign
was heM in the Women's Gymnasium
on Tuesday night, April 17. Details
on page 2.)
ALUMNI I TAKE NOTICE!
Women's Division Turns in Largest Number of Subscrip-
The subscriptions taken on the campus piled up so heavily that the young fellow, who was selected to climb the
ladder as the campaign progressed, was iforced to mount an improvised ladder after he reached the top of the board.
call was sent out for anJust before going to press he had reached the top of the second ladder when a hurry-u- p
other ladder so that he could climb up to and beyond the $40,000 rung.
M AKE STADIUM
Luxuries Are Given Up By Many
Working Their Way
PER CENT FOR THESE
Here are the organizations on
the campus which have reported the subscription of 100 per
cent of their members in the
Alpha Xi Delta.
Delta Delta Delta.
Alpha Gammo Rho.
Phi Kappa Tau.
Alpha Sigma Phi
Pi Kappa Alpha.
Phj Delta Theta.
Sigma Alpha Mu
Tau Delta Alpha
Sigma Beta Xi
Scabbard and Blade.
Alpha Delta Sigma.
The Incomparable Wildcat spirit of
I'nivcivlty of Kentucky students was
exhibited this week on the campus
when the campaign for funds with
which to build the best stadium in
the South, was started. Not since 1917
when war drives attracted the attention of all students, has such enthusiasm and interest been manifested, and
two days after the campaign was
started, the stadium fund was "over
No sacrifice was too great for those
who had the interest of the University
at heart and not a complaint was heard
as the several teams solicited funds.
Giving to the stadium was deemed ,a subscription being doubled. A date
pleasure 'and opportunity rather than had been made for a show at a Lexinga duty.
ton theatre, but thinking more of a
The attitude of one student, an En- Greater University than she did of a
particularly expressive oi play, the girl declined to attend the
the Kentucky spirit: The first day of show and insisted upon the price of
the campaign, this boy approached two tickets being added to the subone of the team workers, and asked scription blank already signed. Not
for a donation card.
to ibe outdone by a
"I am working my way through doubled his subscription instead of
school by carrying papens," he said adding only a few dollars to it.
"and can't give but $25. I only wish
"Here goes a new spring hat," anit could be more."
other girl is quoted as saying when a
subSeveral thousand dollars was
subscription card was handed to her,
scribed by students working their
"and if I can't save enough to pay
way through college, but no reluctance
for my donation in that way, I will go
was evinced when they were told tha ,
to work during the summer."
each man was expected to
"Kentucky expects it of you," was
The spirit of the campaign was not
restricted to male students, however, all that was needed to raise the $25,000
quota. Each student realized that his
the first organization next to the
Circle to sign 100 per cent for the share could be raised by a slight sac(Stadium being the Alpha Xi Delta rifice and through a display of loyalty
sorority. Sigma Nu was the first fra- commensurate with all Kentucky traditions. The start for a new stadium
ternity to report 100 per cent.
Another sacrifice made by a Uni- and basketball has been made possi
was responsible for one ble.
When asked for an expression regarding the University of Kentucky
campus campaign, S L. Postlethwait,
Managing Director and Advisor, remarked:
"In all my campaign experience I
have never sees Mich loyalty,
and enthusiasm. The students
and faculty of the University of Kentucky excel in these qualities any other student body I have ever met."
"It has been my pleasure to help
raise hundreds of millions of dollars,
but never in any instance have I observed so genuinely true and loyal a
bunch. A like spirit throughout the
state will assure an overwhelming
success to the campaign."
STUDENT LOYALTY TOO BIG FOR CAMPAIGN
STUDENTS SACRIFICE TO
ENGINEERS 100 PER CENT.
TIME RIPE FOR ALUMNI
Present Campaign For Funds Is
Movement for a "Greater
"This is the Greater Kentucky
movement," said Herbert
Secretary of the Alumni Association
in a talk to the workers at the opening dinner of the Campus Campaign.
"The A'rumni Association, 'founded in
1899, has been
preparing all these
years to be of service to the Alma
M'ater. For more than a year the officers of the Association have been planning a master stroke."
"Developments point to this as the
moment for a strategic move. The
object is not merely to erect a memorial to the memory of Dr. James K.
Patterson, a basketball building, a stadium and make a big addition to the
Student Loan Fund. The vision of the
leaders in this movement includes a
building program financed by
the state, involving the expenditure of
more than six millions of doHars for
buildings and equipment. It includes
the closer organization of all the 16,000
former students and friends of the University. It contemplates a bigger and
better understanding of the University
idea, unified support by the state as a
"Complete success of this campaign
as seen by those who are responsible
for its inauguration will mean a hap-p'day for the entire school system
in Kentucky, from the primary grade
of the common jcliools to the postgraduate course, the ultimate end
will be greater prosperity, better health
and more happines everywhere.
"The Univervty ioes not stand
apart. Its sons and daughters are
busy in every line of activity in this
(Continued on page 2)
At the final "victory" meeting of
the workers held on Friday night the
total subscription of $34,253 was chalked up for the fund to erect a new stadium and basketball auditorium. Not
only had the quota of $25,000 been
reached but it had been oversubscribed
by more than 36 per cent.
There were 1.308 subscriptions taken on the campus during the three day
drive which was one of the best
campaign experts state, that has
ever been made by any University
launching a similar drive for funds.
Although the campus campaign has
officially closed an effort will continue
to see if the grand total can not be
boosted beyond the $40,000 mark.
There are a number of students out of
town, and when they return it is expected that their subscriptions will
swell the total considerably.
The "best record during the campaign was made 'by the Engineering
Division which average $26.46 per subscription taken. Not far behind the
Engineers was the Arts and Science
Division, averaging $22.78 per pledge.
The largest number of subscriptions
were taken by the Women's Division
which turned in more than
of the total number of subscriptions
gathered. These averaged $18.27 per
subscription, which is an exceptionally
The success of the campaign was
due entirely to the energetic, intelligent
and unselfish activity on the part of
each worker. University authorities
state that there never has been a campaign where the
finer and the spirit more enthusiastic
than that shown in the campaign just
One faculty member remarked last
night, when the news was given out
that the campus campaign had gone
over the top by a good margin: "When
you consider the fact that a large num- -
(Continued on page 2)
ENGINEERS. SET THE PACE
The Engineers cannot be beaten, so
they say. Well they have the right to
brag and boast and do a bit of talking
because 100 per cent of their Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors subscribed to the Stadium Fund.
The Juniors of the College of Engineers are away on an inspection tour,
yet the news of the steady climb on
the ladder of success penetrated their
haunts and last night came the news
that they were forwarding their subscriptions. That's a mighty nice record to hand down to the future students of the Engineering College.