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2 > Image 2 of The Kentucky Kernel, February 13, 1925

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KENTUCKY KERNEL PAGE TWO Alumni fag? Editor Alumni Secretary CALENDAR (Second Satat luncheon 12:00, Lafayette Hotel. Buffalo, Feb. 14. (Second Satur1 :15 day Regular) luncheon, p. m Chamber of Commerce, corner Main and Seneca streets. Chicago, Feb. 16. (Third Monday Regular) luncheon at Field's Grill. Detroit, Feb. 27. (Last Friday-Reg- ular) dinner at Dixieland Lexington, urday Feb. 14. noRiilnr) Inn. Somerset, March fi. (First Friday Regular) 7:30 p. m. at Dr. Norflcct's office. Philadelphia, Mar. 7. (First Satat urday Regular) luncheon Engineers' Club, 1317 Spruce Street. THE LAND OF THE WATTLE following, written by J. L. Pinkcrton '14, nppeared in a recent issue of a current magazine: In these waters, by reason of the strong currents, they continued, now gaining, now losing in their course, until on the day of the Nativity they passed by the coast of "Natal," to which they gave that name. Thus it was that on Christmas Day, 1497, Vasco dn Gama sailed by the coast of the territory now known as the Province of Natal and did not have the good taste to stop! Three centuries roled by and yet the Terra do Natal remained a closed book to Europe. It was only in 1821 that a serious effort was made to establish a settlement in the territory, in which year a small band of adventurous spirits from Capo Colony landed in the "Bay1 of Natal." This expedition, destined to be the beginning of great things, was under the direction of Lieutenant Farewell, R. N. (indeed, what's in a name?). The existing records have it that Farewell built his camp on the site of the present palatial Town Hall, one of the finest structures of the subcontinent. A century of progress! And Natal's sons have had impressed minds, through the medupon their ium of the Centenary Celebrations at Durban, the great deeds of their forefathers. They are proud of the history of Natal and well they may be. A great and warlike people have been conquered, and today a Zulu is more remarkable as a rickshaw boy than as the man behind the dreaded "assegai"; cities have been built and prosperous communities have been developed; Natal has become the "Land of the Wattle"; churches, schools and even colleges have been established; and Natalians are proud, too, that in the "Bay of Natal" has been developed the "first port in Africa Durban." Right handsomely did they celebrate the Centenary! Many miles of bunting and pennants enlivened the workaday appearance of Durban's principal streets by day and thousands of electric lights by night. The four days set aside for the official celebrations were a continuous round of military reviews, unveiling ceremonies (at commemorative tablets) receptions, balls, nffipinl luncheons, tab-bfireworks displays and gigantic thousands of school children Some of the larger business houses had made and displayed on the fac ades of their buildings, enormous paintings illustrating the progress made since the arrival of the British settlers in 1824; also portraits of the nrominent pioneers. It is interesting tn nnto that among the latter was an American citizen G. C. Cato who later became the first mayor of Durban, and who assisted Dick King to escape the Dutch outposters in 1824, when he started on his famous Cane Colony (vide post). The ceremonies were presided over Hichness, Princess Uv TTor Roval Alice (sister of the King and wife of the present Governor General, the Earl of Athlone). Besides the local officials and South African military organizations, there, were present several units of the Royal Navy to do honor to the memory of the hardy nionnors of Natal. The United States nlsn officially participated in the cole brations in the persons of the officers und men of the United States ship Tronfnn. As a consular officer has recently remarked, every consul of an average grade is constantly threatened with an assignment to Durban, and when he turns to that most interesting page of the Journal and sees unuer mo appropriate heading: "Consul Joe Doe to Durban," he prooamy says io mm self that ho may bo next, and won ,w what the nlaco is like, anyway Since "post reports" are uvailable only in our consular Mecca, a brief description of Durban may not bo The 1824-192- mniss. First of all, Durban is a port; secondly, a watering place. Natal is most fa Commercially, mous as the Land of the Wuttie, anu n Us wnttlo bark (used In tanning) passes through Durban; much of it to the United aiaies Yet Natal is I- - 1? not the home of the Wattle, the tree being n native of Australia; but it thrives so well In Natal that millions of pounds of bark arc annually ex ported to the former country. Durban is the foremost bunkering port south of the Equator in the Con tincnt, and more thnn 1,000,000 tons of cargo coal are annually shipped thrntio-it. nearlv nil of which is mined in Natal. Milions of bags of miotics are shipped through Durban. The word "miclics" is the Afriknnn's translation of maize, which the Boers have put into South African English Durbnn is n modern city of 100,000 It is inhabitants, of three colors. nlso a rapidly growing city, and such do not hnve "old quarters"; yet it is not without local color. In the section one may find stolid litte brown merchants squatting d before their shops, us unlly on an upturned box and under a fez. A wait of five minutes nt the busiest corner of the city (where consular officers join the throng of straphang crs) will bring you a view of a pass ing Bantu belle in little more than a loin coth and adorned with a cylin drical headdress at east a foot long, though her hair is less than two inches in length, root and branch. At her side may be swaggering a Bantu bravo who has preceded her to civilization and who has acquired several articles of modern clothing, among them an English shirt, the extremely long tail of which he insists on wearing 'outside his trousers. These "braves" are the servants of Natal. Native women are too good to work (or too unintelligent). And there are the rickshaw boys! They are the most picturesque of all. Imagine a Zulu, bare of leg and arm, with skins of small animals and porcupine quills on which .ire pasted tufts of feathers. As you pass he cavorts within the shafts of the rickshaw to attract attentiton and emits sounds suggestive of an ox. When you pass along the main richshaw row, almost at the foot of the statue of Queen Victoria, and look over that line of stalwart Zulus, you seized with a desire to have looked upon one of the 44 men, chiefly Boars, who in 1838 went forth with muskets of that day and defeated a great army of them under Dingaan, actually leaving thousands on the field, in avenging the treacherous massacre of Piet Reteif and a party of Boers. History tells us that be fore the battle the little band prayed fervently, promising their God that if victory be theirs a temple should be raised to Him and the day should be marked as a day apart. Dingaan's Day is now a national holiday in South Africa, and there stands in Pietermaritzburg a little church, me morial to the bravery and piety of the Boers. The capital of the union of South Africa bears the name of their valient leader Andries Pree- torius. On the Esplanade at Durban there has been erected a statue of a horse man of a very weary horse and rider a monument to the man and beast who, while the Dutch were beseiging the town in 1842, carried the call for help through to Grahamstown in Cape Colony in ten days, across scores of streams and over GOO miles of roadless country. In Natal, Dick King's Ride is like unto Pauul Revere s in America, and though less spectacular, as an example of sustained effort of man and beast, is well nigh incom-- 1 parable. In starting on his famous ride, Kiner slinned away from the Dutch at night and crossed the bay in a rowboat, swimming his horse. The man who rowed the boat for him was none other than the American, G. C. Cato, afterwards first mayor of Durcross-legge- Amburgoy Linville is farming at semester. Rutherford B. Hays Is Principal of Monticello, Ky. tho Butler High School at Princeton, '21 Ky., this year. Fred K. Augsburg has returned M8 Ky., from Bnrbourvillc, Harry L. Mllward Is with tho Wis- snlesmnn with tho Molso and Is now Electric consin Conl Corporation, Anco, Ky. Ho was formerly with tho Carnegie Chester B. Hamilton, formerly Steel Corporation nt Youngstown, O. snlesmnn with the Korroct Klother '19 compnny of St Louis. Mo., Is now Chnrles E. Planck writes: "I nm with tho Mlshawnkn Rubber company running nn nvintion department weok-l- of Chicago. His headquarters is In tho Freo Press hero. Somo of Miami, Florida. tho Journalists of tho fnmous '19 class '23 might bo Interested. It nmounts to Mary E. Lyons left Inst week for nbout three columns weekly and Is by myself and several others, maybe 25 Now York. Her address will bo 418 or 30 In nil. Devoted to anything Central Park West. 24 scronnullcnl except hot air." Harvey P. Pettlt is head of tho DeThos. L. Garwood's newft address Is partment of Mnthematlcs nt tho Illin- 2701 Fenwood avenue, Torro Haute, ois Wesloyan University at Blooming-to.n- , Ind. 111. He is living at 108 University avenue. "Tho modern dance is no dance in 20 Jay Leo Chambers Is teaching In tho first place, and when you havo fitho Normal School at Morehoad, Ky., nally learned it, it isn't modern any this yenr. more." boys who see ahead is to get Colonel who was born at Verona, Ky., Jan Robert A. Burton, of Danville, to uary 29, 1896, died nt Phoenix, Arienter the race for the legislature. zona, January 25, 1925. Mr. Waller wns principal of the The Advocate has not asked the Col onel what he thinks about the matter, Casey county high school nt Liberty, but a number of people have asked Ky., at the time of his failing health. our opinion of him, which is good to He left there Inst June for Arizona the superlative degree. However, we because of his health. He graduated from Berea College do not propose to take any hand in before coming to the university nnd who runs for the various offices. "Colonel Burton is an alumnus of hnd since done n year's work on his Centre College and also of the Uni- Master's degree nt Hie University of versity of Kentucky. He did valiant Maryland. Ho wns a mcmber of service for both institutions when Alpha Zeta nnd Delta Tau Dcuta they hnd their stadium drives. He is fraternities of the university. He a splendidly educated man and can was a Mason and n member of the make a forensic speech. He has been Baptist church. Mr. Waller as n student of the Veengaged nenrly all of his life in educational work and is n gentleman of rona high school wns chosen to repthe highest type. The past several resent them in the second year Latin- months he has been working for the Cacsas contest. He was successful, General Educational Board of the winning the $5 gold medal. The next Presbyterian church and good report year he went to Berea, where he re comes from his work. If the Colonel ceived his diploma after being there terms. After tak gives heed to the importunities of one and one-ha- lf college course ho his friends nnd enters the race and ing the three-year- s wins, he will make one of the most became a member of the faculty nnd Boyle county wns presented a scholarship for the able representatives hns ever had." summer term in Cornell University. He wns nlso given n trip to Cnlifor nin by way of Great Salt Lake, Na tional park and other points of in tercst. After receiving his B.S. do six-fo- ban. M. IS J, CRUTCHER APPOINTED Is New Supt. of Build ings and Grounds at University Maury J. Crulcher '17 of Lexington, was appointed to fill the vacancy in the office of the Superintendent of Buildings nnd Grounds, caused by the resignation of Mr. A. O. Whipple, nt a meeting of the executive committee of the University of Kentucky hold Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Whipple, who had held this position for about seven years, had wired a request from Seattle, Wash., to President McVey, asking that be he relieved of his duties hero in order to ac- com-pnn- y Denr Alumnus: y?V h,nvo ,"formn,t'on "bout any of tho alumni listed below, kindly fill out tho and mall it to tho Alumni Offlco: Clarence Barbour Shocmnker '15 Is now located at . Newell Pemberton SmltPlG Is now iocatod , grce here he began teaching again. Arthur Eugene Wegert '15 "is "now "'iocatod "nt" He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Eva Wesley '23, whom Rnlph Emerson Bltner '1C Is now ioca'ted'at" he met while both were students nt Norberto Devera 'ii Is now located Berea. o l Hunt Frost '16 is now iocnted at Z Lognn Nourso Green CLASS PERSONALS John Mrs. Bessie Fogcl Judd Charles Frank Kumli 74 ' Is now iocatod '1G '1G '1G at Is now iocnted" at" Is now located at received his Benjamin Harrison Mitchell 1G Is now iocnted nt Lb. 13. from the University of Louis ville in 187G is practicing attorney nt William Harrison Mitchell '1G Is now located at Owensboro, Ky. '92 Gcorgo Pago Neagle '1G Is now located at William S. Page, who has been de puty Collector U. S Orvillo Robert. Willctt '1G Is now Iocnted nt of Customs, ... Treasury department, Danville, Wash., for Homo time, now has offices in suite John Henry Williams '1G Is now located at ..I 20G Federal building, Everett, Wash. Ho is living at IISSO Hoyt avenue. Mr. Carrie Francos Blair '17 Is now located at .. Page is Secretary of the Class of '92. cept a position offered him in that Benjamin Franklin Foster '17 la now located nt' city. DUES AND KERNEL S2 " Jesse Forrest Gregory '17 Is now located nt Mr. Crutcher, who will assume his new duties at once, is a graduate of 94 Ronald Hutchinson '17 Is now located at the college of Engineering and for Natlinn A. Newton is Sales Manager the last two years has been in the of tho National Transit Pinup and Ma- Elmer Burton Jones '17 Is now located at employ of the Louis des Cogncts chine company, IS North Petroleum Company of this city. He had charge street, Oil City, Pa. Mr. Newton re- James William Norrls '17 is now located at .... of the building of the new stadium ceived his M. E. degree In '99. '96 here last fall, and his constant watch Burton F. Williams '17 is now located at Woods John that details were worked out accord- offices W. 112Vj is nn attorney with North Winchester George Clifton Bradley '18 is now located at ing to specifications showed that he nenue, nt Ashlai'd", Ky. His residence was more than ordinarily interested address is 730 Ej .' latn avenue. Henry J. Koibe '18 is now located at""ZZZZ in the stadium being a success. '02 Previous to his employment by the Flemnn C. Taylor, who received his Minnie Evelyn NeVHIe 'IS Is now located at local contractors, Mr. Crutcher had M. E. in "05, is Traveling Mechanical been for a time connected with the engineer villi the American Wato" Constantino Nlckoljoff 'IS Is now located at '. Electiic company, f0 Ford Motor Company of Detroit, and Woiks .tp.' before that was with the New York Proad street, New York City. Todor Nlctyoloff 'IS Is now located at '06 Engineering Corporation, Carrier Byron K.CIelland, whose nudre?3 Arnold Henry Webb '18 is now located at where he was rated very highly. He tins been vilngtag for some time in the was also at one time general man- Alumni Otfice, is now Jiving on the Ruby Karl Diamond '19 Is now located at ager of the Mercury Body Corpora- Pichmond 3: ad. where he Is ta.inlng. '07 tion of Louisville. William Whitfield Elliott '19 Is now located at Mis. Thomas Jordan, formerly Flor He married Miss Vie Tolen Cramer of Murfroesbaro, '17, June 1, 1918, and they live at once M. Maddocks Ola Logan FIgg '19 Is now located at Venn , la now Hring at Yaraa, Ariz ,na. 051 Elsmere Park. Elizabeth McGowan '19 Is now located at DON'T FORGET DATE OF U. K. BANQUET APRIL 23 Mose Smith '19 Is now located at DETROIT CLUB HOLDS ELECTION A. Dean, who '08 i Frank H. Graham, Telephone Engineer of the Western Electric company, 463 New York City, is now living In CI, 312 West lOOth straat. Carl Albert Timmer '19 is now located at Cardwell Douglas Triplett '19 fs now located at Apartment Herbert Proctor Haley '20 Is now located at 09 Charles A. John's residence has been Ruth Phyllis Hoag '20 Is now located at recently changed to 214 South 8th avenue, LaGrange, 111. He Is Chief of the Jos. Stuart Mlsrach '20 Is now located at Price Standardization and Price Poll- ties division of the Western Electric Jno. Caleb Morris '20 Is now located at Henry J. Beam '22, was elected company, Hawthorne Station, Chicago, Morris Vilcofsky '20 is now iocatcd at . president of the Detroit club at the 111. '10 meting held the last Friday in Janu Ben II. Logan of 380 Reed avenue, William Yourlsh '20 Is now located at ary at Dixieland Inn. Dr. Inga M. Akron, Ohio, is Works Manager of the Werness '05 was elected Imperial Electiic company of that city, Reginald Ernst DeAItry '21 is now located at dent and C. M. Hargreaves '20 was lie married Miss Mary D. Bailey. Aug' elected secretnry and treasurer, ust I, 1914, and they havo two chil- Gustavo Berry Foster '21 is now located at Eleven members and vistors of the dren: Ken II. Jr., 7 and WInford B 5, Jesse Otto Osborne '21 is now located at club were present. IS. A. Meadows '22, traveling for the R. A. Jones HAVE YOU SENT IN YOUR STADIUM PAYMENT? Emmet Otis Shultz '21 Is now located at Company of Cincinnati, was in De troit on business and had dinner with Mary Theressa Ross '21 is now located .at 12 Others present were the club. Mrs. It. H. Combs, who has until re Showdy Puckct, II. O. Wagner, II. contly been on tho "lost list" is now B. Wilmott, C. E.. Taylor, E. II. Clark, living nt 340G Cluremlon Road, Cievo C, E. Planck and Thomas E. land Ileinhts, Ohio. Mrs. Werness is now registrar 13 professor of Leo Hunt, usslBtnnt of the College of Medicine of the Education at St. Lawrence University, City of Detroit. Beam is local manAlvey Ferguson Com- Canton, N. Y writes as follows In re ager for the pany, handling conveyors, and Har- souse to a "Secretary" letter:your per the letter and "Thanks greaves, besides being a very new soiial note. for always en'ov any news I husband and head of a home, is with from Kentucky and especially from the the Dodge Brothers automobile com- University, The sentiments In your pany. Tho others are n the same po- letter regarding tho Cluss of 1913 are 750 Frelinghuysen Avenue, sition as previously reported. the same as mine and It my dues will Detroit alumni will make an effort help keop up our reputation hero thoy Newark, N. J. this year to have tho seniors of tho are. I read with Interest all news of tho university visit here on their annual University and especially of tho foot Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia trip. Thoy believe that every pos- bull and other athletics. I, too, hope sible type of factory can bo found in to see some gumes hi tho now stadium Detroit and that it forms a conveni sometime MANUFACTURERS OF WEATHER ent point of their itinerary on tho Wo are having ono terrible winter way home from Buffalo. Tho few un horo. Lots of snow blocking high alumni in Detroit boliev they can ways and at times railroad traffic. Wo TO MAKE "EVERY DAY A GOOD DAY" oru papers havo received no Now entertain the seniors and prove a Tho tempera can do anything from ad- sineo lust Wednesday. vertising calves to handling conven- turoj on that morning was 42 degrees below zero. How's Hint.'" with the help of the following Kentuckians: tions. TIiIb letter was written Monday, February 2. '15 J. E. Boling, ' 5 J. I. Lyle, '96 Ward L. Euband, ox- - of Indianapolis Ind.. who Is connected with tho Long E. T. Lyle, '00 H. Worsham, '16 Alumni Make Effort to Secure Visit From Seniors vice-pre- si War-noc- FORMER STUDENT TO BE CANDIDATE Col. R. A. Burton to be in Race for Repre- sentative Colonel Robert A. Burton ex-'9of Danville, distinguished educator and military nstructor, stated Tues day that he will be a candidate for nomination, said to be Democratic equivalent to election, for represcnta Boyle county. Colonel tive from Burton'a decision comes in response to the call of newspapers in Boyle county thnt he. offer for the egisla turo. It is not expected that ho will have opposition. Colonel Burton is also an alumnus of Centre College. The following, taken from the Ken tucky Advocate (Danville) of last Saturday, indicates the home town standing of Colonel Burton who, in his school days was a reporter on the Lexington Transcript: "The past few beautiful days have gotten the politicians congregating upon the streets, and when they get together there is always something Imtriied un. The matter that has been engaging the attention of the Carrier Engineering Corporation U. K. GRADUATE DIES IN ARIZONA Harry B. Waller Was Honored Professor in Kentucky 1 niuns-Gtoe- Book company, of Chicago reached Lexington Wednesday for a stay. Mr. Eubank Is tho son of R. S. Eu bunk, former publisher of tho Kentuc ky School Journal. L. L. Lewis, DON'T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR CLUB NOTES FOR THE KERNEL J. R. Duncan, '12 N. O. Belt, R. R. Taliaferro, '13 A. P. Shanklin, '23 "17 '07 R. M. S. Smith, '08 J. R. L. Jone, '12 W. B. Thornton, '21 Harry B. Waller, son of C. W. Wal - Albert S. Crawford is doing gradu ler and Beatrice Waller, deceased, ate work at Columbia University this Il52525tS15252525252525Z525Z52525Z mtt Waterfill. '20 H. Bailey, '20 , '22 .