THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
at U. of K.
Dr. Pryor Retires After
Years o Service
Internationally Known Authority on Ossification of Bones
Will Suspend Active Class Room Work July 1 ;
Administered Ether for First Time
in History of Lexington
Mencken's Style Debates Announced
NEW YORK, N. Y. That H. L.
Mencken Is the outstanding critic
In America today, and that students of the present are not different from those of his undergraduate years arc the opinions expressed
by Professor Goodman of the college of the City of New York when
His crlterlons in Judging prose
style arc suggested by the names
that most frequently crop up in a
conversation with him, Willa
Thornton Wilder, James B.
to pin him
Cabell. It Is difficult
down to any specific preferences in
will admit to you a liking for
Willa Cather, May Sinclair and then
stop to explain that one who reads
so much In contemporary literature is compelled to look for an author's purpose In writing a book
and whether lie accomplishes his
end, nnd not to think in terms of
favorites. At the risk of repetition
we will say that no one can have
any dealings with Professor Goodman and not be Inspired to read
something of Willa Cather's.
Although professors make Mr.
Mencken froth at the mouth, Professor Goodman, more tolerantly,
considers him an excellent critic, in
truth the only outstanding one in
America at present. Stuart Sherman, he would rank above Mencken
were he alive. He refers to Babbitt as a "frightfully written novel"
whose style is like that of a mediocre Journalist. He discerns in the
of Willa Cather, James
Branch Cabell and in The Bride of
Luis Rey, or rather in their
popularity, a definite, movement
away from naturalism and realism.
In person Professor Goodman is
short and stocky with a trace of the
aesthetic. He dresses soberly and
with unusual fastidiousness. He is
a dark visaged person. He has a
classroom laugh that approaches the
giggle of a girl and which we would
not dare try to reproduce.
He does not find the student of
today to be far different from the'
student of his day. "He has better
sense of values and knows the value
of money better," but his equipment
shows deficiencies. He hasn't read as
much and as good things. Only one
out of fifteen recognize the names
of Willa Cather, Professor Beard
and wniiam Beebe. The majority
of freshmen can hardly differentiate
Wells from Shaw. A striking number never have been to a museum
Goodman feels that college does
much to remedy this whether the
student wills so or not.
Class rivalry is today as intense
as then except that then the juniors
were aligned with the freshmen,
and the seniors with the sophomores. Professor Goodman still carries a souvenir booklet passed out
at the soph banquet of the class of
'19 to which he was invited as a
senior. Professor Goodman's remark
about student government should
have a special significance to some:
"I don't know anything about the
student council today, but In my
day it was a talkative and very
often inefficient body, and a great
disappointment to one who believed
We like to conjure the Image
John T. Hodscn, then known as the
greatest surgeon In the West. He
came to Lexington, Ky in 1882, and
since that time has made his home
In 1890 Dr. Pryor became the
third man to teach Physiology in
the State College, succeeding Dr.
Thomas Hunt Morgan, who is now
professor of Experimental Biology at
Columbia University. Before 1888,
physiology had been taught In connection with natural history. Shortly after this the college established
one of the first
in the United States. Among the
many well known men who have
studied under Dr. Pryor was the
late Dr. Arthur S. Loevenhart, former Head of the Department of
Pharmacology and Toxicology at
the University of Wisconsin, and
Dr. William ' Carpenter MacCarty,
present pathologist of the Mayo
Clinic. Dr. MacCarty has often said
that he received his inspiration
from Dr. Pryor and recently wrote
the latter a letter In' which he said,
"I am sending you some of my re
cent reprints, showing your influ
ence still exists."
Dr. Pryor first became interested
research work in 1890 fol
lowing an accident which occurred
to a student in the College of Engineering. The young man lost several fingers In a planing machine
and Dr. Pryor dressed the wound.
Some time later he had an X-rmade of the boy's hand to see how
the ends of the bones were healing,
From this time he .made frequent
pictures of children's hands in order to study the ossification of the
In this work he has made several
discoveries relating to the growth of
the bones and he was the first man
to establish the difference in the
ossification of the male and female
skeletons. He also discovered that
ossification begins much sooner
than had been thought before, and
corrected the prevailing textbooks
on the nature of ossification in the
carpus. These views have been accepted by textbooks all over the
world and accredited to Dr. Pryor.
During the time he lit5 been connected with the University, he has
been a member of the City Board
of Health and the Fayette County
Board of Healfh for more than 10
years until his resignation. He has
also been president of the Fayette
County Medical Society, first vice
president of the Kentucky State
Medical Society, and a member of
Source Research Council of the
Dr. Pryor read a paper on ossiSHAMPOO
fication before the Anatomical SoReg.
ciety of Great Britain and Ireland,
in London on November 25, 1927,
and again before the Anatomical
Society, Ecole de Medecln, in Paris,
France, on December 1, 1927. This
paper titled "Differences in the
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male Skeleton" has since been
translated Into French and German
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and has been reviewed in the latter publisher of research work on ossilanguage by Dr. Heosselwander, fication.
since coming to Lexington. Operators with years of experience.
Sir Arthur Keith, renowned an"SPECIAL ATTENTION TO
thropologist and recently retiring
president of the British Association
for the Advancement of Science,
Permanent Wave Shoppe
recently wrote to Dr. Pryor requestBuilding
ing a photograph which he said he
wished to place "among our truly
308 Hernado Bldg.
great" in the halls of the Royal
College of Surgeons of England at
Lincoln Inn Fields, London.
Dr. Pryor's most recent article,
Courses" appears in
the "Journal of the Association of
American Medical Colleges" for
April, 1929. In this discburse, he sets
forth an Ideal schedule of studies
for a premedical course.
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Present students in the
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It is a tribute which will perpetuate
his memory at the University of
(ny Elizabeth Glbbs)
After 39 years of service to the
youth of the University of Kentucky, Dr. J. W. Pryor, Internationally known authority on the ossification of bones, has occn assigned
to research work and will retire
from active teaching July 1, 1929.
He will still be connected with the
University but his absence from the
class room will be keenly felt by
the many students who love and
Dr. Pryor first became connected
with the University as Medical Examiner In 1886 when the Institution
was an Agricultural and Mechanical college known as the State College. He began his classroom Instruction work In 1890 and since
that time has been continuously
connected with the institution.
Dr. Pryor holds the distinction
of being the only man in Kentucky
whose name is listed in all of the
Men of Science, Who's Who In America, Who's Who of American
Who's Who of American Authors.
He was the first man to administer
ether in Lexington.
Born in Palmyra, Mo., on April
3, 1956, Dr. Pryor received his early
education in a private school of
that city. He later was graduated
from St. Paul's College, an Episcopal school of that community, and
finished his schooling as a graduate of the Medical Department of
the University of Missouri. He beer
gan his career as a general
in Palmyra and treated his
first patient in the same house
where his father, also a doctor, had
treated his first Mlssourlan patient
25 years before. Several years later
he went to St. Louis where he was
for one year in the office of Dr.
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about your gifts.
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domestic science . . . and "him" a feminine tie, we won't
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Friday, May 24, the annual Engineers' Day will be celebrated on
the University campus, and on that
day Dean F. Paul Anderson, of the
College of Engineering, will speak
from the University remote control
studio, in connection with the
WHAS broadcasting station of the
and Times at Louisville. Dean Anderson will also introduce Mr. W. H. Driscoll, of New
York City, who will speak to the engineers on that day.
The other features of the
program are as follows:
Monday, May 20, 12:45' to 1 p. m.
"Produce Better Eggs," Prof. C. E.
Harris, College of Agriculture. "Garden Pests and Their Control," Prof.
John S. Gardner, College of Agriculture.
Tuesday, May 21, 12:45 to 1 p. m.
"Recent Dramatic Criticism," Prof.
Frank Fowler, professor of dramatic
Wednesday, May 22, 12:45 to 1 p.
"Soil Erosion Control," Prof.
Erie C. Welch, College of Agriculture. "Culling the Sheep for InProf. R. C.
Miller, College of Agriculture.
Wednesday, May 22, 9 to 10 p. m.
University of Kentucky Philharmonic Orchestra.
Thursday, May 23, 12:45 to 1 p.
m. "Book Review," Prof. L. L. Dan-tzle- r,
head of English department.
Friday, May 24, 12:45 to 1 p. m.
Engineers' Day; Mr. W. H. Driscoll,
of New York, speaker of the day.
Prof. F. Paul Anderson, dean of
ON THE AIR
We Are the Agents
Next autumn American colleges
and universities will again have the
opportunity to debate with several
foreign debating teams under the
auspices of the National Student
Federation of America. These teams
Cambridge University, and Victoria
University College of New Zealand.
A charge of $125 for each debate is
made to the American colleges wishing to hold a debate with one of
the visiting teams to meet expenses. Colleges should make application to the Foreign Relations Office
of the N. S. F. A., at 218 Madison
avenue, New York City.
The activity ot international debating was started about five years
ago under the auspices of the Institute of International Education
nnd was turned over to the Foreign Relations Committee of the N.
S. F. A. a year ago. At first only
teams from Oxford came to the
United States for debating but as
the interest In international debating grew in this country, Cambridge
nnd the British Dominions began to
send teams also. Each team spends
about seven weeks in the fall term
traveling through one section of the
United States meeting our colleges
The National Student
Federation of America plans to rotate the territory visited By the
teams and this year Is sending the
Oxford team west of the Mississippi
river, Cambridge through the south
and central West, and New Zealand
to the East.
As it is impossible lor tne
teams to meet their own traveling and living expenses during the
tour, American universities have always Invited these foreign teams as
their guests. Each American college
Included in the schedule of the visiting teams pays a fee of $125 and
offers hospitality to the members
of the team for the day of the debate.
During the past year two teams
came from England and one from
Australia, and one from the National Federation of Canadian University Students. One of the English
teams was the first woman's team
to come to the United States for
debating. It repreinternational
sented the National Union of Students of England and had a most
successful tour. Next fall one of our
visiting teams will be the first
from New Zealand,
bating teams to visit the United
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Union station. Out rushed the student mob, giving general proclamation of the fact that a good time
was had by all. But "Toy" and
"Robbie" are probably wondering,
(By Sara EIvovc)
train caused a hurried scramble for "what did those kids learn about
began, terminating once more at geology?"
Three train coaches, fllllcd and
overflowing with University and
Transylvania geologists, botanists,
faculty, and general pleasure seekers, drew out of Union station at 7
o'clock Saturday morning on an
annual trip, bound for parts unknownotherwise called Natural
Imagine the three coaches full of
students, all voicing the most boisterous enthusiasm for tho
movement, invading the
peaceful wilds of Natural Bridge I
It taxes the Imagination, somewhat. Nevertheless, the caretakers
of the park look forward each year
to the coming of the special train,
which Is chartered under the banner of the University of Kentucky.
For the majority of the slght-scekc- rs
bring their own lunches,
and such lunches and wraps must
be checkedat ten cents a basket.
The number of people being numerous, and the number of baskets
not less, the sum total you can figin,
ure out. If, perchance, you wish a
towel and soap, pay ten cents extra
and help yourself. And cakes are
ten, and hot dogs are ten and the
air and scenery are free. (What's
that song about the best things in
life are free?)
Led by Professor Robinson and
by Boyd A. Wise,
Toy Sandefur the geology students
mounted the top of natural bridge,
and besieged those geoogically versed persons with questions concerning Its age, formation, and strucde
ture. Lead by Dr. McFarland and
students surveyed the ground for
new specimens of plant life. Those
colnot Interested in either of these
subjects stayed behind, or climbed
the roundabout paths of the mountains in hopes of seeing a bear or
of 'falling off a cliff.
One of the students from Transylvania climbed up the Plnacle
Rock and decided that he could not
possibly return to level ground. His
frantic attempts to regain terra
firma led another student to procure a rope, and the aspiring
Transy student reached earth in
Twelve o'ciocv recalled the baskets to the minds of the mountain
climbers, and they scrambled oft
the bridge and returned to the cultivated wayside, when the two geology profs started a two mile hike
up the railroad tracks to view some
faults and folds. Those whq stuck
It out returned to camp, sadder
and wearier men and women.
The sudden whistle from the
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