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The Kentucky Kernel, April 9, 1959

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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. 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 record. 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 et-ercl- se mer. 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 ?mi-flna- ls 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 laugh. 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 High. 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 division. 111 light-heavyweig- IX. IE ht LSM IE .6 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Vol. L LEXINGTON, KY., THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1959 No. 91 r Law School Graduates M ay Not Get Diplomas M. Congratulations 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. Twenty-tw- o center, and Leroy McMullan, Students' Party nominees for president and vice president respectively, are congratulated by SC President Pete Perlman, left. Bob Wainscott, 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 terday. 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. on schedule. 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 9 ing seniors. 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 president's effice. 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 Wainscott's nomination. 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 's 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 pen." 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. m""i, 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- Wainscott Chosen To Head SP Ticket delega-(Continu- ed Students Party A cceptsPla tform 1. near-camp- separate commencement the examinations. after 2. A 3. Giving seniors a blank piece of paper during commencement and receive a diploma after finals are completed. 4. To attend graduation ceremonies in 1960. us 11-pla- nk Mil-lott- Our Hopcat Dean Matthews has held two meetings with the seniors to discuss the problem and has asked for their suggestions. "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 considered. They are: 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 minations. .v : ti I J' C rt I B-Bo- ys Lawyers Take To Hopscotch Law students in ties and sport-coa- ts gathered around the entrance to Lafferty Hall yesterday to inaugurate a new sport. Traditionally penny-pitcheand s, 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 rs coed-cheerer- ' exa- -' the men. add hopscotch to their activities. 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 representatives match. At press time, the challenge had not been accepted by law ( l (te. . . , r" i ;:) g, 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 pastimes yesterday.