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p:ge two KENTUCKY ALUMNI PAGE Editor W. C. Wilson, Alumni Secretary Assistant Editor, Helen J. Osborne "V Engineer's Club, 1317 Spruce street. CALENDAR Buffalo, March 13 (Second Saturday Regular) luncheon nt 1:15 LouisvlllcMarch G (First Satur Chamber of .Commerce, corner Main day Regular) luncheon nt 1:15, Elk's nn(j Seneca street. wub. Chicago, March 15 (Third Monday Philadelphia, March 6 (First Sat- Regular) luncheon nt 12:15 Mar-urda- y Regular) luncheon at 1:15, shall Field Men's Store. (Grill Room). HERBERT Todaywc come to say about the originator of our Alumni Page, our dear friend Herbert Graham that we first knew him as a lad wearing knee trousers seeking intellectual light 'from the instructors in the academy of old State University of Kentucky (as it was called in that day). At that time he became a close personal friend and a member of the little band of Preps who termed themselves 'The Disciples of It She-Pat- ." was while yet in this stage of his educational career that we believe he caught the' t" which was so his life. marked throughout We were still in the university when he passed from the portals of the academy into the halls of higher learning and had first hand information as to his conduct and leadership. As to his character it was always above reproach and his genial manner could" well bo followed by all who knew him. As a leader he was found among the first in everything that he thought was goodfor the University and student body. This fact.is evidenced by the organizations to which he belonged and of which he was presiding officer. His excellent records in the subjects which he pursued speak for themselves. We next came in contact with him at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Indiana, during the' month of May 1917 while a member of the Fourth Company of the OfIt was ficers Training Camp. simply a renewing of acnuaint-ance- s and affairs of othr days. He displayed an especial aptitude for, military work and soon became' much interested in that phase of it known as Military , Intelligence. on We were commissioned August 15. 1917 and immediately left Indiana not knowing that we would ever meet again but as fate would have it. we rejoined one another 'on the 29th of that same month at Camp asTaylor, Kentucky and signed to the 83Gth Infantry of the Eighty Fourth Tliv's'on Herbert vas Peeiontil Intelligence Officer holding th" ranV He 'j'n of First Lieutenant soon promoted to the Tif'e of Captain which rink hn h"1'1 throughout the rest of the "r Men from each of tha twelve companies of the "ep detailed .to take intelligent inth'n struction from Herb""t men from our company, nlav of spoke in the highest tc-'greV rp"iH ' him and his knovledrer of "th's mVe. or their army studies. We continued to bo thus closely associated until after the Armistice when hef was assigned on .school ileatil nt Univcrsitv of Bonne as anpinstricto' nd do special work. to the When we returned States wo wero glad to learn that he had been made f ulU time Secretary of the Alumni of the University of Kentucky. It was only n short time until Herbert "had the Lexington Alumni Club reorganized with the. writer as its president in order that he might become a member df the Executive of the Alumni Association and be nctively associated with the Secretary in the affairs of that organization. Our inter reient ests weremutunl in wanting to see a big alumni organization and to boost the University. Herbert spent all his available time-in- ' studying the activities of other such organizations in the country and making plans whereby the best interests of the University of Kentucky could be advanced. It was he who conceived the iden of using a page in the student weekly publication for alumni news and expression. So far as we know the Kernel is the only publication in the United States that is used in this way. His thought was to give our alumni fresh news concerning not only their own affairs but the affairs of the University and activities of the student body. Herbert's desire was to concentrate all news of an alumni nature on this page where it could be easily found by all active alumni who receive the Kernel weekly. Whift Secretary of the Association he assisted in closing up the campaign for the' Memorial Building fund and it was one of his most earnest desires that this building be erected which would in a measure commemorate the lives of the 2,400 young Kentuckians who made the suduring the preme sacrifice World Executive Committee with the plans for a campaign for a "Greater Kentucky Fund." After much discussion the committee accepted his plan and as a result of it we now have one of the most beautiful and useful basketball buildings in the South; a fine stadium with ample seating capacity for present conditions; added funds in the Student Loan fund and more money Patterson Memorial Statue fund. Could there be a more beautiful monument to the memory of one who loved his Alma .Mater so much than this one located on the campus of the University ? Herbert's work as Secretary did not stop with the above thinrrs but extended into the of organization of local alumni clubs throughout the rnt' o country and in many of for-th- fd of Kentucky. It ,. , desi'-- e of his to have all gronp of alumni i -rp ounty in the state who ' cr'ld make it a part of their h 'o di3se ninate proper wjjo nt'on concerning the Uni-- ( v - " a -- "1 t!r,ps and to use flip. ;qT.0-.- e ;n f building the T j'n UTVTiity in the vo "ounties s'cs - I , Com-mitt- o War. It was during his term in this office that he came to the vK T n:'n rt"n. Kentucky tC( to have him Secretary but we know that greater things might bo accomplished in his new field nnd of course wero much inter-- . o Vd ;n his work and wished for ning success. I'o doubt b .' tliat his dreams and our wishes would have come true h"d not he been put down so oarly in action. We mourn with his family and many friends at the loss of so good and great itt-- )c a ti' We know a young comrade. that no other can. exactly fill his place but in such we submit to the will of the Supreme Archi- tect of the Universe. Even though Herbert has gone to that land from whose shore no traveler, has ever returned, may we follow his example and do his wishes for our Alma Mater. with her natural resources and the native intelligence of her sons and daughters, there can be no stones of misunderstanding in that path of prog ress. But there is no donubt but whnt such obstacles exist. Were there to be cohesion "These obstructions must bo removed. nlways between the sections; if each geographical division understood the possibilities and limitations, nnd appreciated the nspirntions of the other; if nil could understand that the heart of every Kcntuckinn beats the same nnd that they should stand together upon matters tending to prop- itatc the welfare of our commonwealth, then imlccd, Kentucky with its mannatural rdesources and strong foundation of real hood nnd native intelligence,, would soon forego to the front in the race of! State. "There must be a beginning, nnd some in casfsrn Kentucky believe that this section might well take the initiative in attempting to bring about real cooperation between the sections. For his reason nnd the added purpose to acquaint the other pnrts of the State with eastern Kentucky, the Eastern Kentucky Sneakers' Bureau has been formed. It is composed of vigorous, energetic, public Spirited nnd far seeing men, men who have the ability to express their sentiments upon any occnsion nnd to any kind of nudience with fire, yet with prudence; with idealism, yet not too much; with true oratory and sentiment, but without bombast. "A list of these men, together with a short sketch of their accomplish ments and qualifications is sent herewith. It is our desire that one of these men appear before nny organization that might need a speaker. If you can use ,n speaker upon any occasion, it mny be that any one of the list herein could respond to your call. If possible, all expenses or part would be appreciated, but do not let a lack of funds prevent your asking for a speaker. There will always be one of these men who might be able to respond nt his own expense. "Practically every civic organization, luncheon club, and newspaper editor in Kentucky will get a copy of this letter nnd if any desire to obtain a speaker for an occasion as indicated, address Robert L. Porter, Secretary, Speakers Bureau, Hazard, Kentucky, letting 'him know which man is wanted, when, and at what place. "Members of the Eastern Kentucky Speakers' Bureau are given as fol Anglo-Americ- . lows: "White L. Moss, lawyer, State Scnntor from his district for several years; initiator of the bond issue movement; an excellent speaker, and n fervent believer in the possibilities of Kentucky. Kesidence, Pmeville. "Snwyar Smith, Barbourville; Lawyer, United States' district attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; an extremely vigorous and able ora tor noted for his vigorous law .enforcement program throughout Kentucky. Senator, banker and "Hilliard H. Smith, Hindman; lawyer; an able speaker; a man whose heart; is indeed among the hills. "James Turner, Paintsvillc; banker; State Central Committeeman from the Tenth Congressional District; an able and vigorous speaker under stands well the situation in Kentucky, and especially eastern Kentucky, "Monroe Fields, Whitesburg; lawyer; Republican nominee for Attorney General of Kentucky in 1923; and an able and discerning talker. of the State "Emery L. Frazier, ex-- , Whitesburg; lawyer; Legislature, a young man noted for his oratorical abilities. Astor Hogg '24; Whitesburg; lawyer; a member of the University of Kentucky Speakers Bureau some years ago; a youthful but convincing speaker. "Henry Spencer '14, Jackson; former attorney of Hydon; judge 33rd attorney; a good speaker. judicial district of Kentucky; "C. W. Napier, Hazard; Commonwealth's attorney for 33rd judicial attorney of Perry, exteremely interesting speaker, imbued with the spirit of a greater and better Kentucky. "J. A. Smith, Hazard; county judge of Perry county; teacher; strong advocate of good roads; and has the fire of real oratory on our subject. "I. A. Bowles, Hazard; city attorney of Hazard; attorney; native of Jackson county noted as a good and thorough speaker. "Henry Johnson '25, Hazard; lawyer; secretary Hazard Bar Associa tion; a member of the University Speakers' Bureau for several years; and an experienced and able speaker. Harlan; lawyer; Senator; is deeply interested "Hiram Brock in the success of the movement, and will respond when possible. attorney of Hazard; lawyer"; "M. K. Eblcn '21; Hazard; Kentucky-Virgini- a Highway Association; Secretary Hazard Chamber of Commerce; an excellent speaker. A telephone call, telegram, or letter will reach the secretary, Robert L. Porter, Hazard. Kentucky, and he will ''get into immediate touch with the speaker desired." te ex-'0- ex-ci- UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SHOULD JOIN THIS MOVEMENT Mr. Porter on the movement that he has started and praise him for the personnel of the Speakers' Bureau of Eastern Kentucky We are acquainted with many of these gentlemen and know all of( them to be men of great civic pride and much interested in the growth and de .'elopment of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mr. Porter's thought is a challenge to the right thinking men and women of all Kentucky lind should have their most hearty support and cooperation in every conceivable anner. It was our good fortune to be reared in the Pennyrile and to not only '.now the good intentions of, those citizens residing in that section but also o become acquainted through our experiences nnd travels with those rom ihe Purchase, Louisville, 'Northern Kentucky, the Blue Grass and We know them to be absolutely loyal to our state but there the Mountains. s, as is suggested by Mr. Porter's letter, a great misunderstanding of It is easy to he peoples living in the various sections of our state. nderstund how the citizens of a farming section whose chief interest breeding fail' to know the problems of the mining is ' stock section whose chief' interest its section or another agricultural the production of corn and tobacco, and visa versa. How can the people ofi Louisville and 'Northern Kentucky whose main interests are the produc tion of manufactured articles learn the inmost thoughts of citizens of olher sections where manufacturers do not exist? We believe that these Taults can bo corrected through an organized effort such as suggested by Mr, Porter. Let all of the other sections of the state follow the lead of the group from Eastenn Kentucky and secure the services of such men from all sections as those who have already expressed their willingness to disseminate proper knowledge about their section. e of ideas and information will prove to be of great Such an value to the state and so fur as we know is the best solution 'thus far forward. If nny one has a better way offered to assist Kentucky in of securing proper understanding between our citizens please let us have it. Until another plan is advanced let us accept the challenge from our friends of Eastprn Kentucky and grow into the spirit of one who wrote "IF I KNEW YOU AND YOU KNEW ME." Sometimes our fault, sometimes not But kindness nlways helps a lot. Then let no doubting thoughts nbido on cither side, Of firm Good friends, how pleasant things would he good-fait- If h I know you nnd you knew mo. THE UNIVERSITY'S' LEGISLATIVE STATUS Thus far, those who work for the University with the Legislature at Frankfort have been able to cither amend or kill bills wrich have boon of a detrimental nature of the highest educational institution of Kentucky. One bill has been introduced which provides for tho formation of Agricultural Associations in each county in the State, nnd where such Associa- -' Hons nre formed it would be mnnitory for the fiscal courts to support them in their county agent and homo demonstration work. No doubt, this bill will bo passed, nnd will meet with favor to all agricultural nnd interests of the State. Another bill has been introduced which would cause the State of Kentucky to accept certain legislative appropriation passed by our National Congress a little over n year ago. These appropriations would be used for the Experiment Station for the advancement of the science of agriculture. No opposition, thus far, has been shown to this measure. As to the appropriation for the University, little progress has been made thus far, due to the fact that some of tho members of the Budget Commission are not inclined to include the University's request in tho appropriation bills on account of there not being sufficient revenues to meet the same. home-mnki- Lucille Caroline Blatz Writes Alumni Here Becomes Mrs. Warrren Jessie Florence, 17, Warren Have Graduates From Classes of '03, '24, '25, '14 and '17 Teaching Left For a Three Months' Trip In Europe In Morganfield Mr. and Mrs. C. H. The wedding of Miss Lucille Caroline Blatz '20, to Mr. Carl Newell Warren, both of Louisville, took place at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of the bride's pare'nts, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Blatz, on West Hill street. Miss Dorothy Sarca Blatz '23, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Mr. and Mrs. Warren left later in the afternoon for New York, whence they will sail to spend three months in Europe. Intercollegiate Hotels Are to Be Established Alumni Associations Plan Meeting Place in U. S. and Canada For 'Traveling Alumni The associated alumni of seventy leading colleges and universities in America are designating one hotel in practicallyy every city of the United States and Canada as a member of a nation-wid- e chain of intercollegiate alumni hotels. In New York and Chicago three hotels will be designated. ' The actual motive behind the plan is to provide a common meeting ground for college men and women under conditions that will make for social congeniality, thus furthering and strengthening the coordination of alumni interests, upon which every higher educational institution must depend to a great extent. The alumni magazines of all the participating institutions will be kept on file in the reading room of each intercollegiate alumnj hotel. Lists containing the names of local alumni will also.be maintained by the alumni magazines. The committee having the work in charge in selecting hotels which evince a cordial spirit of cooperation with the movement. In most cities the leading hotels are taking very kindly to the plan and will in the :ourse of the next six months begin to display the official insignia adopted by the committee. All college men and women who travel regularly will soon be able to mart their course so that they can move from one alumni home to another, meeting friends wherever they 'o and resuming old friendships. A national publicity campaign will inform alumni of the cooperation which will be extended by the designated The following has been received from Miss Jessie H. Florence '17, 402 Morton street, Morganfield, Kentucky. "Sorry indeed to have neglected st long sending in the enclosed check. I eagerly scan every item in the Kernel each week for news of the folks' of the class of '17, and to find out what the folks we are sending to the University each year from the high school here are doing. "Have been teaching in the Home Economics Department of the Morganfield High School for the past six years. Each year we have sent from three to seven students and we are expecting to send at least ten next September. "Of our high school faculty" of eight five are graduates of the University: "R. T. Whittinghill '03, Superintendent "Jack Buchanan '24, Principal "Margaret Black '25, teacher of English "Sallie Pence '14, teacher of mathematics and athletics "Jessie Hunt Florence '17, teacher of home economics "Frances Boyd Bethel ex-2is a member of the grade school faculty. "Would that the belated check could do double duty! With every good wish for our beloved Alma-Mater- ." hotels and an effort made to have all alumni activities center in them. Anyone wishing to secure information concerning the plan, which involves many additional interesting details, may write to Levering Tyson, 311 East Hall, Columbia University, or to any other members of the Honorary Board listed below: Walter R. Okeson, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa; E. N. Sullivan, State College, Pennsylvania; E. F. Hodgins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.; R. W. Sailor, care Cornell Alumni News, Ithaca, N. Y.; Paul G. Tomlinson, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Pinceton, N. J.; W. B. Shaw, University of Michigan, Ann Alrbor, Mich.; Miss Marion E. Graves, Smith College, Northhampton, Mass.; J. L. Morrill,' Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; J. O. Baxendale, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.; Robert W. Harwod, care Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 50 State street, Boston, Mass.; Robert Sibley, University cf California, Berkley, Calif. , ALUMNI LOST LIST The Alumni office would appreciate it if you would send addresses of any of the graduates listed below. Carries Frances Blair, '17v Frank Moore Crum, '17 t . f. . inter-chang- IF. I KNEW ''WOULD HAVE ALL KENTUCKY BROUGHT YOU AND YOU KNEW ME and you knew me Jf ITis .seldom we would disagree But,never having yet clasped hands, Neither fillly understands That each intends to do what's right, And treat tho other "honor bright" How little cause for "kicks'' there'd be If I knew you and you knew me. I knew you INTO COOPERATION at Hazard to Have Each Part of State Understand the Others; Names of Leading Men Offered as bpeakers; R. LV Porter, Alumnus of the University of Kentucky, Sends Out Call. Move Launched i KERNEL r We most earnestly invite your attention to the letter which Mr, Porter '22 is mailing out to many of the newspapers and civic clubs of the state. It is as follows: "From the beginning of Kentucky's history there Jms.lipt'ii n failure unon the part of 'one section of the State to understand If the other sections, especially does it seem true that there is a failure ontthe part of the mountains to understand mo muue oi mimting iu memui And, it would converse. attitude of central and western Kentucky, and-t- he fiiiliipo- in iitwlorafniifl nnrl flint lupW nf -!.., Una t -- - nvm. Ulttfc fil'UIIl il.i Ub i)U imiiv nun wiv i 'pathy between the sections been any niore pronounced that it is at the present time in all the course of intermingling. "Now then, for the State to climb upward and onward, to attain and then retain her proper place of leadership among the States commensurate Franklin Foster, '17 FILL OUT AND MAIL TO ALUMNI' OFFICE plates for Please reserve me at U. of K. banquet to be held at Brown Hotel, at 6 p. m., April 22, 1926. i When we're guilty' of some mistake, Or in our bill some error make, From irritation you'd be free If I knew you and you knew me, Or, when renewals are behind And friends don't even "drop a line," We might wait without anxiety If I knew you and you knew'ine. t With readers many thousands strong, Things occasionally will go wrong T 4 Benjamin $. tlAL. J-.-