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The Kentucky Kernel, April 23, 1923

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

m 7 SPECIAL STADIUM CAMPAIGN ISSUE m The Kentucky Kernel UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY VOL XIII LEXINGTON, KY.t APRIL 23. 1923 No. 27 $3 4,2 53.0 0 SUBSCRIBED iiiHBsiHsSiiHlfWl ENTHUSIASM DISPLAYED STUDENTS ASSURES BY STUDENTS AND FACULTY TUTtW '"fciMfi Tl fnnWw BBBBBBBBMsMBMlMMBBBBlffsfW OVERSUBSCRIBED QUOTA EHECTIOHOFSTADIUM IN NEW STADIUM DRIVE 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 Campus. GOAL REACHED THURSDAY Subscribed at Dinner For $4,280 Team Workers Tuesday Night. A V y 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 " Another read: will ibe lost ii "Yale Bowl, Harvard Stadium, Centre Stadium, Kentucky V Still another read: "The best in the South for U. K. 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 dolthousand 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 if" on page 2.) (Continued K ALUMNI I TAKE NOTICE! B9viBBfHHH bbbbbbbbbbbbHimPbHibHP bbbhSBbhC Women's Division Turns in Largest Number of Subscrip- K bbbbbIBsHBo' wlmRKwRwffP-:- BOARD. 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 A REALITY Luxuries Are Given Up By Many Working Their Way Through College. 100 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 campus campaign: y Circle. Alpha Xi Delta. Delta Delta Delta. Alpha Gammo Rho. Phi Kappa Tau. Sigma Nu. Alpha Sigma Phi Pi Kappa Alpha. Kappa Alpha Phj Delta Theta. Sigma Alpha Mu Delta Chi Sigma Chi Tau Delta Alpha Sigma Beta Xi Triangle Scabbard and Blade. Alpha Delta Sigma. Su-K- 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 the top." 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 gineer, was 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. the boy 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." give $25. 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 d was responsible for one ble. versity co-e- 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." tions. STUDENT LOYALTY TOO BIG FOR CAMPAIGN STUDENTS SACRIFICE TO Su-K- y co-e- ENGINEERS 100 PER CENT. TIME RIPE FOR ALUMNI TO JIG MAKE STROKE Present Campaign For Funds Is Movement for a "Greater Kentucky. "This is the Greater Kentucky movement," said Herbert Graham, 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 ten-ye- vhole." "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 creditable showing. 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 has been finer and the spirit more enthusiastic than that shown in the campaign just closed. 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- - i rec-otd- s, i one-four- th (Continued on page 2) K 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. j