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8 > Image 8 of The Kentucky Kernel, April 26, 1960

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

8 -- THE KENTUCKY KERNEL, Tuesday, April 26, 1900 Gonil OP Days? Early UK Catalog Reveals Stringent Rules ny nonniE mason UK's history reads like the decline of a dictatorship, the catalogs .show. As fashions come and go. so do standards for academic behavior. Today's regulation of student conduct compares with that of 77 years ago like a 19C0 University catalog compares with an 1883 catalog. The Arts and Sciences Dinner tonight will have films tracing UK from its earlier years to the present. Originally UK was known as the State College of Kentucky, and its "annual register" was full of interesting information, rules, and enlightening philosophy. In 1883 a student couldn't even eat in his room without special permission. In those days students went to college to study and they were rewarded or punished for their efforts. Absence from any duty was punished, unless the student was dead or ill and showed proof thereof. Then, the students studied, or they didn't go to school. They obeyed a wide variety of strict rules, or they were kicked out. UK in the "good old days" enforced Its rules on tobacco, liquor, profanity, and obscenity. Students were dismissed if they were found in possession of alcohol, or if they visited drinking saloons, gambling or other disreputable houses, or if they disobeyed the lawful command of a superior. These rules sound oppressive, but the most sta?gerin? of all read, "Students are forbidden to take or have in 'their quarters any newspapers or other periodical taken the wheels off the carriage and rolled them away. The legislators had to walk back to town and leave their publi- cations without special permission from the president. They are also forbidden to keep in their rooms any books except textbooks, without special permission fiom the wheelless carriages on campus. The 1883 catalog was also advisory. "The necessary expenses of student while at College need not exceed an estimated fl33.50,M it read. "An a rule, the less pocket money allowed by parents or guardians the better it h for the pupil. When supplies are kept short, the opportunity for contracting vicious habits Is correspondingly diminished. Students nhould be allowed by their parents to create no debts." A preparatory department was organized for students inadequately prepared to enter the regular college classes. The conditions of admission Into the department were a "good knowledge of arithmetic as far as fractions, English grammar, and geography." All students could be called on for occasional work upon the campus, without compensation, an arrangement paralleled today by desk duty assignments in the girls dormitories. In describing the location of the State College, the catalog mentioned Lexington at the most important railroad renter in Kentucky, with an established reputatioa for refinement and culture. "Its fertile country, the 'Bluegrass Region. with its splendid stock farms, affords unsurpassed advantages to the student of agriculture who desires to make himself familiar with the best breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine in America." Not to mention coeds. president." The vacations were comparable to our present holidays, except exams lasted longer. There was a shorter vacation between semesters and Washington's birthday was celebrated. Thanksgiving was a one day affair. Students usually lived in private homes or the dormitory, and they boarded in the "common mess." Unfurnished dormitory rooms were provided for $5.00. "Each room must be provided by the occupants thereof with neat and comfortable bed and bedding, table, washstand, looking glass, chairs, bowl and pitcher, water, and slop buckets." The students bought their furniture and sold it at the end of the year. The dorms were like libraries. To enforce good moral conduct, loud talking, laughing, scuffling, and all other unnecessary noise were prohibited at all times. In addition, no student could throw anything from the windows and doors, "nor any missile in the vicinity of the public buildings." In 1904 the results of the school's interest In its students became evident when a legislative committee came to the campus to Investigate the dormitory life. They found everything quiet and peaceful until they returned to their carriages parked on the campus. A group of students had unhitched the horses and had Poultry Club Meets Tonight UK The UK Poultry Club will meet 7 o'clock tonight in Room 212 of the Dairy Products Building. The club will make plans for a poultry short course to be taken at Charles City, Iowa. at It it t f Veteran's Cheeks M 11 4' ;t t ill I 1 f II Jti r 11 III iji I 't" ill I II ll ttl IvIiJ) I I t I lj I I 111 I I ijj i j w i J ( i.i I i I I1 l.i I i :? i: r ; : tjjjiiumiII 1 l I ' "' I I 1 11 I jll jiJn Jii.iihihhihii ut His i it H ill ' ill JH T' v 111 i'.Ii d 1 ni7 v' i " f iin:t 4. ' Jy-i- t " :11ft, I rv The dates for signing for Veterans checks has been set for May Veterans signing after this date will receive their checks late. klj ; inui annual spring barbecue. it' T ! I it 1 "V 11 T' U tl 111 nilMIIMIIII ' 11 1 't' ' 1 1 ''''" ' ' t!at iOO ) M J ti "' ! tlH ; (11 11 '' ' ' '1' 1 1 ijjj )! IMHIII ! 2004w: UK Plan Deferred Continued From Page 6 nerups to be eligible to compete in the NCAA tournament. At present, tournament entries consist of conference champions teams selected from and among collegiate independents. Byers said the basketball tournament committee has been cool to fcimilar proposals in the past. at-lar- l; ttiyr will also discuss plans for its 2-- I II I.I I aMIP'Wttl IMMMMttMWO . Af. 1i ge 00 o O OO O 00 oooo J T R B Taking No Chances MADELIA. Minn. (AP) who broke Into Loren OO R L OO O OO oo OOO A OO OOO L S OO H O AT I Thieves O Smith's station had their party planned to the last detail. K fcervice They took two cases of beer, eight glasses, nuts, potato chips and three bottles of headache pills. Bringing new knowledge to eager finger tips Braille has opened up bright new worlds for thousands and thousands of blind persons. However, the difficulty of translating printed material into this complex "touch language" has limited the number and variety of publications. CLASSIFIED To make more Rraillc material available, a method of transcribing the printed word into Braille automatically has been developed by IBM scientists in cooperation with the American Printing House for the Blind. d The text, in punched card form, is processed by a IBM electronic computer. The computer can translate a e book into its equivalent Braille in less than an hour. It takes all kinds of talents to develop computer systems that can handle complex jobs like this. Expanding computer applications at IBM have created opportunities in research, engineering, programming and manufacturing. Perhaps one of these IBM careers is the future you vc been looking for. Fach word (17 word mlinimun.l .3c per rfnt discount ior ads which run lull week. S3 Iiradllntc Tuesday Edition Monday 3:00 p m. Wediiesday Kdition Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Thursday Edition Wednesday 3:00 p.m. I riday Edition Thursday 1:00 p in. l'rdlo, fbune Ifrvrrly HELP WANTED Htll WANTKD-SevtT.- t. if.T. high-spee- uoiiun for il 300-pag- general clerical wink. No special skills (10111 (Ml. inquired. Eull time. 8 May 9 through 20. Apply University of Kentucky I'ersonnel Office, Medical 30-1- Science Building. Room 2 20A41 MN-13- Austin-Heale- y hports Al.E-l- S7 .r. Red. radio, heater, overdrive, low mileafe. Excellent condition. $2.'2y5. VOH c 21 A4t I'hone YOH SALE ible, light I'hone 40-- 7 Volkswagen convertVery good condition. Coopts-town- . after S p.m. l.i blue. C-2- are invited to contact your College Placement Officer to find out xvhen our interviewers will next isit your campus. Or write to Manager of Technical Employment, Dept. K74, IBM Corporation, f9l) MaJnon Avenue, New York 22, New Yurk. You 2tiA4t SALE 193S Renault Dauphine. itk n.7b0 miles, like new. Call t )t JJ.ivid I'ollitt. Owner needs money. H)H 2iiA4t tOH SALE - Kef rigci'jtor fciie gas range. Can 7..mediie XJrive, Apt. II I and apart-incu- t e at 12 or phone 2tAU '