Editor W. C. Wilson, Alumni Secretary
Assistant Editor, Helen J. Osborne
Engineer's Club, 1317 Spruce street.
Buffalo, March 13 (Second Saturday Regular) luncheon
LouisvlllcMarch G (First Satur Chamber of .Commerce, corner Main
day Regular) luncheon nt 1:15, Elk's nn(j Seneca street.
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).
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
was while yet in this stage of
his educational career that we
believe he caught the'
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
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
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
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
detailed .to take intelligent inth'n
struction from Herb""t
men from our company, nlav
spoke in the highest tc-'greV rp"iH '
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'
do special work.
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
ests weremutunl in wanting to
see a big alumni organization
and to boost the University.
Herbert spent all his available
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
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
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
of organization of local
alumni clubs throughout the
rnt' o country and in many of
desi'-- e of his to have
all gronp of alumni
ounty in the state who
' cr'ld make it a part of their
'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
UTVTiity in the
It was during his term in
this office that he came to the
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
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
"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
"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
"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
in the success of the movement, and will respond when possible.
attorney of Hazard; lawyer";
"M. K. Eblcn '21; Hazard;
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."
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SHOULD JOIN
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
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
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
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.
of ideas and information will prove to be of great
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,
Good friends, how pleasant things would he
I know you nnd you knew
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
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
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
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
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
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.
containing the names of local alumni
will also.be maintained by the alumni
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
"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
"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,
Frank Moore Crum, '17
IF. I KNEW
''WOULD HAVE ALL KENTUCKY BROUGHT
and you knew me
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
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
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
attitude of central and western Kentucky, and-t- he
fiiiliipo- in iitwlorafniifl nnrl flint lupW nf -!.., Una
-- - nvm.
fil'UIIl il.i Ub i)U imiiv nun wiv
'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
me at U. of K. banquet to be held
at Brown Hotel, at 6 p. m.,
April 22, 1926.
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.
With readers many thousands strong,
Things occasionally will go wrong T