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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL PAOE FOUR The Kentucky Kernel The Kentucky Kernel is the official newspaper of the students nnd alumni of the University of Kentucky. Published every Friday throughout the college year by thu student body of the University. MEMBER K. I. P. A. Subscription One Dollar and Fifty Cants a Year-F- ive Cents a Copy. Entered at Lexington Post-offia3 second class mail matter. O. FRYE O'REAR K. BARNES EDWARDS M. TEMPLIN WILBUR, Editor-in-Chi- . . Managing Editor Asst.. Managing Editor ASSOCIATE EDITORS Lois Purcell John W. Dundon, Jr. Jessie Sun Jes3 L'aughlln Beechcr Adanw News Editor KATHERINE PHELPS ASSISTANT NEWS EDITORS Emily Hardin Robert Sharon Kern Patterson "' ' ELLEN Society Editor MINIHAN Lillian Combs ASSISTANTS Henry Etta Stone Margaret Treacy SPORTS EDITORS Vernon D. Rooks Laurence Shropshire WRITERS Hayes Owens Thomas Rose Bill Reep Clay Brock Lawrence Crump Jack Robey Haskell Smlther SPECIAL WRITERS Martin Glenn Thomas L. Riley Kathleen Fitch Earl Cella Wilma Powell Boom Billiter Delbert Noel Betty Huelett REPORTERS Sadie Ann Parltz John Murphy Billle Alsover James Boucher Nell Clark Jane Warren Sara Elvove Melvlna Pumphrey Edna Smith Paul Goodloe Hugh Adcock Louise Thompson Allan Murphy Business Manager AL WELLING Phone 6302 GEORGE HILLEN Advertising Manager ADVERTISING STAFF Harold Shaw Allle Mason Eugene Royse Edward ' Kee Circulation Manager P. W. ORDWAY W. D. GROTE . . . Foreman Mechanical Department ASSISTANTS Clay Roff A. L. Pigman KENTUCKY KERNEL PLATFORM A Campus Beautiful University Expansion Dissemination of University News to Kentucky Strict Observance of Laws and Better Scholarship COLLEGE BABBITTS Routine! .What an impasse the word has come to be in the American university world, where everything is done at the exact moment a class bell rings an insistent summons at the same minute day after day! Students conform their college lives to the devastating effort of doing the same thing at the same time while days, weeks and months slowly chant their processional. The attempts that are made toward diversion accomplish but little, being clouded requirements with the realization that iron-bounecessitate an early return to routine. After a few semesters, students become veritable Babbits. They resign to the inevitable "standards:" In England, students are not bound by the same requirements. Theirs is a system which tends toward the development of individuality, thus giving a personal appeal to education that creates high interest in study. The great English universities have discovered that technical training alone is not sufficiently productive of great men. In addition there must be developed creative imagination embossed upon . learning. Last week, at the Sigma Delta Chi Founders' Day banquet, President McVey stressed the value of imagination, saying that the persons who lack it cannot hope to give anything to the world which will live through the years and decades. His words were truly spoken, for imagination has come to be a sort of fourth dimension in the world of education whereby an added degree of efficiency, a finer finesse, isv given to men and women. One or two American universities have timidly adopted the foreign idea, but only to a limited degree. They feel that it Is an experiment, but that is as far as It goes. England has proved it beyond any theoretical viewpoint. Why, then, do our schools look at it with misgivings? It seems to be the better system. It not only incorporates the best points of the American system but adds culture, personal development and creative ability . . . things which the Robots of America fall to confer upon the student who desires to develop his abilities to their highest functions. The old order is constantly changing, advancing to greater heightsvas new vistas of perfection are seen. However, if students are tied down by routine, their eyes become dimmed to those vistas. They become Babbitts pursuing a commonplace existence, They bow to the mechanics of pure technical training without realizing they ard committing an educational crime in sacrificing imagination. And, in doing so, they lose the chance to keep perpetually young. A REPROACH GENTLE Several years ago, when today's seniors were wearing rompers, the war department had stored in the armory of the University a quantity of ammunition. Some of the cadets had a fondness for it, and the cartridges began to disappear mysteriously, in small amounts. One of the regular army sergeant instructors, who, although he long since has passed on to be supplanted by our present efficient enlisted instructors, was ex- ceedingly popular with the cadets, concluded that ujkhi his shoulders rested the responsibility of halting the ravages. One day, at the beginning of eacti hour, the sergeant arraigned the class before him and informed it of the ammunition disappearance; then, in emphatic tones, he declared: "We don't want no thieves in this here colli tchl" It was amusing. Of course. And the ammuni tion shortage was nothing more than n prank. Certainly not. But the sergeant said something. He said plenty. And the words of the sergeant, ungrammatlcnl ns they mny have been, may be repeated nt this time with grlih emphasis, From the library come reports that books and bound magazines arc strangely missing. The soap dispensers In McVey hall have, apparently, takch themselves away. These are minor things. In which probably no member of the student Certainly not. A U. K. man is body participated. a gentleman and if he Is not lie soon departs for other climes. THANK YOU, EASTERN The recent establishment or a remote control radio station nfr the University of Kentucky seems to the Progress to constitute a forward step In the development of education in Kentucky. By means of this arrangement with WHAS the vast amount of educational information and talent to be found at the University and In the Blue Grass region is made available to radio audiences everywhere. The immediate popularity which the programs radiocast from this station have attained demonstrates clearly the Interest which Kentucklans everywhere manifest in their educational institutions and the popularity thus obtained cannot help but add to the momentum of the campaign for better schools and school systems in the state which undoubtedly an aroused interest in this field more than In any other. It seems to demonstrate that education, like business, must and will utilize to the fullest the advantages for growth which modern science and invention offer. The Eastern Progress congratulates the University of Kentucky uijon the establishment of the station and upon the splendid programs which It has arranged. Eastern Progress. COLLEGE COMMENT o o A unique course is offered at the University of Texas this year for students whose health makes them unfit for strenuous exercise. The new class is termed the "sleeping course." This must be one class you can sleep through without being bawled out. A sorority goat at the Oklahoma A. and M. College died as a result of drinking shoe polish at a sorority initiation. The girl was said to have been blindfolded and told that "she must drink a dose of castor oil." She lifted the glass, which really contained shoe polish, to lips and drank. Death followed a few hours later. are now A number of Marshall College co-edebating the advisability of taking umbrellasjo home economics class in order to insure their cooking efforts from ruin by the carelessness of certain absent-minde- d college students. The simple cause of all the trouble was a forgotten spigot in the biology laboratory which is located" just above the home economics laboratory. . '. Students at the University of Mlnas Geraes at San Baulo, Brazil, were present recently when a professor of medicine performed a difficult surgical operation upon himself. The University of Hawaii has raised the sum of Aware of the Terpslchorean technique which rules the legs of Hawaii, it is sane to predict the new stage will be a stamping ground for hula hulas, and the entire chorus can be attired in one bale of hay. $1,000 to furnish the school a theater. For the first time in the history of Stanford University a senior boy has graduated with a straight "A" grade in every unit of the 180 required to earn his diploma. -- O LITERARY SECTION (MARGARET CUNDIFF, Editor) Florence Brewer. "Between War and Peace." The MacMillan Co. New York, 1928. Boeckel, mm fow-- ;JliMiiMilAjBI- - "Saturday's Children," Kentucky, First National picture. Corrine Griffith's first talking picture. Excellent performances and story. The Ben All, "Honeymoon Flats," Universal picture on the screen and "Whose Baby Is It?" on the stage MHl mm from the Sccman Players. Both Items full of entertainment. Remember, "The Flight of the Duchess" at the Gulgnol, opening Monday. It is a beautiful production and is the last play of the season for that organization. Here's Your Chance to Make Good cm WITH , ,rs BUY A &i Yes, here I nm back on the pleas ant Job of telling kind hearted read- Fool." His name Is Davy Leo and due to his excellent work In that picture he was promoted to stardom by Warner Brothers and his first starring picture, "Sonny Boy," will open at the Kentucky Sunday for. a four-da- y run. I have not recovered yet from the maudlin effects of n song by the same name from which the picture derives its title but this attraction docs not have the sentimentality that characterized "The Singing Fool." "Sonny Boy" Is a pleasant little comedy of domestic life and is the first picture to be made by a child star. There arc times when the best of us get what is commonly called "griped" but a few nights ago we were sitting in the Strand listening to a beautiful selection being played by that master of the console, Hyde C. Conrad. Breaking the enchanted spell of music, a female voice piped up behind me and between the smacks of her chewing gum said to her escort: "Gee, that guy can play some of the mournfulllst stuff." And some people wonder why music lovers go crazy! The Ben All will have a very imposing program starting Sunday. In addition to the picture, "Trent's Last Case," featuring Marcellne Day and Lawrence Gray and the Seeman Players on the stage in "The Old Sea Dog," a special stage attraction is offered in Lasses White, that well-knoveteran of minlstrelsy, presentation. With in his new unit a billof that quality ypu cannot possibly go wrong if in 'search of ers all the information fit to print regarding the vast Institution of the theater. It has been a great pleasure to me to hear many readersbelieve It or n6t ask me when I would reopen this department and I only hope that their intelligence will not be too greatly Insulted by some of the things I suppose I will write. Perhaps it would be well to tell you the full meaning of the word "Rlalto" In the cut appearing at the head of this column. This word is used almost universally today to denote the theatrical section of any city. It comes from the Italian and was originally used as a name for the Grand Canal district in Venice. Translated, "rialto" means "deep river." So you sec Its use Is very appropriate here as a great many people will know that what I write Is "all wet." Lexington theaters will boast three extraordinary attractions next week. The final play of the season at the Guignol theater will open Monday night, and what is perhaps the greatest picture of the year will open Sunday as well as the first talking picture to be made by a child star. With those varied productions in store, theatergoers will be amply supplied with entertainment. The Lafayette Amusement company is to be congratulated on the new State theater. It is indeed a tribute to theater architecture and design and the admission prices for the house are a tribute to Current Attractions clever management. All of 'which "The Iron Mask," Strand, United reminds me of an incident of a Artists picture. Douglas Fairbanks. few days before the opening of the You must see it. State. I was wallklng along a hall and some little girl (she must be a freshman) was you choseti heard to say: "I think that State is the TACKIEST name for a life picture show." Better go back to Podunk, little one, where they In the field of health service The Harvard University Dental School the oldstop at the end of each reel. est dental school connected with an university in the United States offers As the largest extravaganza of the i thorough courses In all a year on the screen "Show Boat, branches of dentistry. All modem equipment for 'practical work under superUniversal picture, will open at the vision of men high in the profession. Strand Sunday for the world preWrite Jor details and admission requireis a mier at popular prices. This ments to Leroy It. S. Miner, Dean picture that cost a huge sum of HARVARD UNIVERSITY monev and untold trouble in the DENTAL SCHOOL making but from all accounts it is Boston, Mati. Lonf wood Ave. worth it. You have doubtless heard of the musical comedy of the same name that was produced on Broadway by Florence Ziegfleld and the famous novel by Edna Ferber. The motion picture version Is, In reality, two shows. The prologue is composed of the best parts of the stage production recorded in movietone by the actual Ziegfleld cast while the remainder of the picture is the dramatization of Miss Ferber's novel telling the highly romantic story of life on the colorful show boats of the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi rivers of half a century ago. Harry Pollard directed the picture and the cast is headed by Laura La Plante with Joseph Shlldkraut. Otis Harlan and many other big names of stage and screen in support. "Show Boat" is entirely different from any-th- ig else that has. ever been done See in the field of entertainment. It as a genuine adventure. By the way, did you know that Lynn Reynolds was assigned the direction of "Show Boat" and aboat a week before he was to leave California for Paducah, Ky., he committed suicide? This caused Universal all manner of trouble until Harry Pollard was given the Have your There is a good deal of evidence to indicate that the world Is rapidly becoming organized for peace, Just as in the past it has been organized for war. So Job. Of course you remember the little also there is considerable and cumulating evidence that the world is being educated for peace, just as in boy In Al Jolson's "The Singing the past it has been educated for war. This book is Cornell University one of these evidences. It was written by Miss Boeckel. the education director of the National CounSession cil for the Prevention of War, and is distinctly, as Its subtltile Indicates, a handbook for peace workers. in LAW The book is divided into four parts. Part I, the First Term, June 24 to July 31 introduction, contains a single chapter on focusing CONTRACT. Professor Costigan. the demand for peace. Part II, which deals with maUniv. of California, and Profesterial of interest to special groups, Is probably the sor Orlsmore, Univ. of Michigan most effective part of the book. It takes up such PROPERTY I-- a, Professor Wilson and Assistant Professor questions as education and peace, the church dnd Farnham, Cornell University. peace, women and peace, commerce and peace, labor CORPORATIONS, Professor and peace, farmers and peace, war veterans and peace, Wright, Univ. of Pennsylvania. and young people and peace. The special interest of CONFLICT OF LAWS, Professor Dickinson, Univ. of Michigan. each of these groups in peace is carefully traced, and JURISPRUDENCE, Ast. Profespresented In a very effective way. sor Laube, Cornell University. The third part, headed "Introduction to Further ACCOUNTING FOR LAWYERS, Study of Influences for and Against World Peace," Professor English, Cornell University. though it contains some excellent chapters is less satProfessor isfactory. This is no doubt due to the fact that It Dickinson, West Virginia Unideals with a large number of technical problems versity. which do not lend themselves to popular presentaSecond Term, Aug. 1 to Sept. 6 tion, and which can not be adequately treated in a CONTRACT, see above. brief review. Among the subjects taken up tin this PROPERTY I-- a, see above. part are the League of Nations, International Labor Professor PUBLIC SERVICE, Organizations, the World Court, the outlawry of war Cheadle, Univ. of Oklahoma. and the Kellogg Treaty, arbitration of international NEGOTIABLE PAPER, Professor McCormlck, Univ. of North disputes, international law, the Monroe Doctrine, the Carolina. war making power in the United States government, INSURANCE, Professor Whiteand war debts and reparations. side, Cornell University. A final part on materials for a working program, MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS. Professor Frlerson, Univ. of contains a large number of practical suggestions on ..South Carolina. what each person can do for peace, and gives a list ADMIRALTY, Professor Robin-ho- n, of the organizations working for peace. It also conBoston University. tains a valuable bibliography. In spite of certain limitations to which a book of Students may begin the study of law In the summer session. this nature is inevitably subject, "Between War and piece of work and ought to Peace" is a creditable For catalog, address the serve a3 a valuable handbook for peace workers. For all those interested in the problems of peace and war Cornell Law School Ithaca, N. Y. the book contains much useful Information. Royal Portable And type your themes and notebooks You arc always finding needs for your Royal Transylvania Printing Co. NORTH UPPER Enjoy ICE CREAM LUNCH these days, with pie Maybe a delicious Sundae or Malted Milk during the afternoon? It's fine after a dance or when you have been "cheering" for the team. And for dinner, a round of DIXIE servings will please everyone, and at that party you'll surely want" DIXIE. A Made with Blue Grass work? "or berries? You can get It anywhere and it's always the best. 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