UK Boxer Attributes Success To Exercise
By HAP CAWOOD
In the first grade, Ernie broke
At first boxing for
his left arm In a fall but was unErnie Truby was Just another
aware of the injury until a week
to strengthen a weak left later. Because of a blood clot, the
arm would not straighten out. At
Four years later, he was a vet- the age of 10 his father gave him
eran of several TV bouts, two a pair of boxing gloves so he
years of Golden Gloves fights and could "fool around in the gym."
the possessor of a no knock-dow- n
However, at 12, Ernie became
impressed with Hill Shaw's trainA graduate 0f southern High In ing techniques, the care he gave
Louisville, Truby is now a UK his young fighters and the "smooth
freshman English major. His pres- style" he taught. Shaw, a Louisent hobby Is sparring with pro- ville electrician, trained amateurs
fessional fighters during the sum- as a hobby and agreed to teach
Ernie went to the Golden Gloves
in 1954, and was runner-up
in the 1955 novice featherweight division. He suffered only
four losses, two of them In Gloves
competition, and all by split
Truby. The young athlete started
fighting the same year.
The only member of his family
who objected to Truby's boxing
career was his mother. "When I
fought on television, she would stay
in the kitchen," he said. "My
brother, was always there. I could
usually hear him yelling above the
The only time Truby recalled
crowd for me to kill the guy, but being nervous was when he was
when I'd get hit, I could hear him to fight a man who had a match in
Louisville the week before. Ernie
saw his new opponent knock out
"Maybe my brother had a rough
go of It," Ernie said. "When I was the Indianapolis champion 20 sec10 I'd beat him up so he would box onds after the fight started.
"It did make me feel rather
with me. Then we'd box and I'd
shaky when I saw that," he asbent him up again." His brother,
Nicky, is a senior at Southern serted. "Still, I liked to fight good
When asked which fight was the
hardest, Ernie couldn't decide because, he said, "one seemed just
as hard as the other." Ever become afraid in the ring? "No,
they train you to have confidence
even if you get stomped. I figured
if I lost I'd just fight him again.
One fighter said the same thing,
though, and was beaten five times
by the same man."
"unless it's for money. Then lt'$
work instead of fun. The beatings
you take aren't worth it after
your weight goes up that's why
fight pro if I fight again."
Whenever Ernie wears his
"gloves," he wears them on the
inside of his Jacket. He said,
"People are always asking questions; just a lot of extra time and
boxers so I wasn't nervous when trouble." At other times, he said,
I had my bout with him. But he people would start street fights bebeat me anyway."
cause they saw he had "won some
After 1955, Ernie worked part-tim- e gloves."
As for the heavyweight fights
and confined his boxing to
summer training by sparring with coming up, Ernie thinks Patterson
professionals. Last summer, he will win by a decision if he Isn't
worked out with Jesse Turner, knocked out in the first round.
once top contender for the world
This summer Ernie plans on remiddleweight championship.
suming training, but is still un"I wouldn't advise anyone to decided about boxing professionally
fight after maturity," Ernie said, In the
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, KY., THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1959
Law School Graduates
M ay Not Get Diplomas
Law College seniors missions, added, however, that best on the exam if he already has
may not participate in UK's 92nd the decision would be announced his diploma. We've had that happen once, too," he said.
annual commencement next month within a week.
center, and Leroy McMullan, Students' Party
nominees for president and vice president respectively, are congratulated by SC President Pete Perlman, left.
or may not get a diploma, Dean
Commencement is May 25, two
days before final examinations beWilliam L. Matthews Jr. said yesgin for all colleges except law. Law
College exams begin May 21. Senior
A decision has not been reached grades, however, are due in the
on the situation affecting only law registrars office by 9 a. m. May
seniors who will complete their 18.
graduation requirements this seGrades In law courses, Dean
mester. Students who finished in
Matthews explained, are determinBy ALICE REDDING
Mullan before the
recess January will receive their diplomas
ed by a comprehensive examinaThursday Editor
following the voting.
tion given during the exam week.
On the second roll call,
Tuesday night the Students' Parad- - In the past, in order to meet the
Dr. Charles F. Elton dean of
on Page 8)
ty named Bcb Wainscott its candiregistrar's deadline, temporary
date for the Student Congress
grades were submitted for graduatpresidency cn a one roll call vote
Leroy McMullan won the
of 212-2These temporary grades, detervice presidential nomination.
mined by what the instructor exAfter the first roll call, Wains-cott- 's
pects the student to make, enabled
nomination was made unanimous.
the seniors to receive their diplomas at commencement. After the
Sid Fortney, in his nominating
exam was taken, approporiate
speech, stres&ed U'ainscott's knowledge of student affairs and his
of a student changes were recorded on the stuThe use of Spindletop Farm for the establishment
work in Student Congress as the campus activities and a study of bank were also planks in the SP dent's record.
restaurant, sanita- platform.
candidate's qualification for the
Dean Matthews stated that this
tion standards are among the
Also included in the platform are system has been unsatisfactory in
Delegates from Kappa Delta and planks in the newly adopted Stu- the sponsoring of trips for students'
recent years. Last year two seniors
Kappa Kappa' Gamma seconded dents' Party platform.
to all special events; the building who would have graduated with
Carolyn Jones, chairman of the of a
sidewalk from Lafferty Hall distinction were denied it because
Recognized after the first call for Platform Committee, presented the to
the Mining Building; the esta- of temporary grades. Afterinals,
platform at the SP connominations, Jerry Johnson put
and however, their grades warranted
blishment of a student-owne- d
vention Tuesday night.
former party chairman Dan
operated book store In the new graduation with honors.
' name in the race. Millott
The Platform Committee sug- SUB and the organization of a
said yesterday that he was put for- gested that a group be formed to scholarship committee to standar"There is always the possibility
ward "just to see what would hap- study the use of Spindletop Farm, dize grades and testing.
that a student would not do his
recently bought by the UK Board
The preamble to the platform
Leroy McMullan, Jim Steedly, of Trustees, for campus and stusaid complete success had been met
Alan Lssacs, Willis Haws and Colin dent events.
Any change In tuition or activity in securing the goals of the 1958
Lewis were nominated in the hotly
presenting the platcontested vice presidential race. In fees paid by students should be ap- platform. In
the first round of voting. McMullan proved by Student Congress, the form, Carolyn Jones said the party
would continue to support a progreceived 100 votes; Steedly, 31; Is- Students' Party suggested.
sturessive student government, aimed
sacs, 42; Haws, 5 and Lewis, 46.
An increase In the minimum
- dent wage to 85 cents an hour and at all students.
Haws switched his support to Mc-
To Head SP Ticket
A cceptsPla tform
3. Giving seniors a blank piece of
paper during commencement and
receive a diploma after finals are
4. To attend graduation ceremonies in 1960.
Dean Matthews has held two
meetings with the seniors to discuss
the problem and has asked for
"What I've been looking for is
a solution agreeable to the students," he said.
The dean added that four proposals have been submitted and
1. To have an accelerated exam
schedule so that - seniors ' could
finish their exams before commencement.
Dean Matthews said the decision
is up to the University faculty, and
administrators, not the students,
but he feels he has as good "a
record as anybody for keeping the
students' feelings in mind."
Dean Elton said UK is one of the
few remaining universities holding
commencement before final
Lawyers Take To Hopscotch
Law students in ties and
gathered around the entrance
to Lafferty Hall yesterday to inaugurate a new sport.
the lawyers are fast
becoming hopscotch experts.
craze is an outThe current
editorial which apgrowth of an
peared in yesterday's Kernel rap-pin- ?
the law students' "boisterous
behavior" on the steps of Lafferty
Hall. The editorial kugested that
the men. add hopscotch to their
Warm weather forced hopscotch
activities to halt during the afternoon, but an official spokesman
for the hoppers said the sport
would be continued. The spokesman added no effort has been
made to have the hopscotch "court"
permanently painted on the walk
in front of Lafferty Hall but that
the action is pending.
Cue law professor entered in the
game and proved himself quite
adept at leaping in the squares.
Yesterday's games produced two
champion hoppers, Henry Wilhoit
and Ronald B. Stewart. Unlike
hopscotch Is not
penny-pitchinplayed for stakes.
Spokesman for the Kernel staff
said yesterday that the newspaper
had challenged the Law College
to a hopscotch
match. At press time, the challenge
had not been accepted by law
Pitching Pennies Pays!
With years of pitching practice behind them, UK's hopscotchlng
lawyers have no trouble hitting the right square. The old game
replaced traditional between-clas- s