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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
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HOOKS CENTURIES Ol.l
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Kentucky's priceless hcritnge
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thus consuming the most vnlunbli
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research collection of volumes and JthqjyTrtin forests tolnc 'north.
ancient pamphlets In America, ac (ISomeWlme during the century an
cording to Prof. Daniel C. Troxel
croun of these lntrcnld
of the College of the Bible, n mem- - pioneers settled on the edge of a
bcr of the Transylvania Library savanna in the central part of the
sttc 0f campcchc and founded a
Tiic minding on Transylvania's ncw city. A great Acropolis was
campus In which the rare old books built, measuring more than 500 feet
arc kcpi lays no ciaim 10 Doing 0n a side. Upon its summit were
fireproof; It is an architectural erected five Impressive temples
of brick walls and rounding an immense sunken court,
wooden floors, and the bookcases As the ancient Maya worshipped
and shelves arc of wood, so dricdl the ends of time periods rather
oy age as to oc eager uici to a con- - than their beginnings, sunset rath-sumiblaze. There arc no metal er than sunrise was of ceremonial
shelves or cases in which to store importance; hence the principal
the collection that is Transylvania's temple, rising from the cast side of
the Acropolis, faces west.
It is the dream of Transylvania's j This temple is composed of five
library committee, some day to see receding stories, the topmost being
the ancient collection housed In a the sanctuary. This sanctuary Is a
modern fireproof building, on met- buildlnc with a
al shelves that will guarantee the high wall on its roof. This wall,
preservation of the books to the built purely for decorative purposes,
of scholars, increases the height of the sanctu- and a few thousand dollars have nry another 15 feet. A broad stair- already been laid aside with this wny rises from the court level to
aim in view.
the terace ln front of the fifth
Dates Back Centuries
story. At least one of the steps Is
The library contains thousands smiint.iiwrf with n hnnd f hlero- ui vuiiiiiica ui uisiury, rrcncn, re- glyphlcs.
ligion, science, law and literature,
Another Important temple, on
dating backk through the centuries; the western side of a somewhat
collected by succeeding generations smaller Acropolis, also facing west,
of scholars and lovers of books has 1G carved monuments in front
since the Infant days of this most of it, most of which have now fall-o- n
ancient of western colleges.
Mnr Hn tno nvramirfs tpmnlpc
u.u .iiecuu oi biuaems in researcn and acropolises end here. In
the world, attracting ery direction for a half mile or
.learned men and women from
liiiuie iijc luteal la liiicu ...tu
leading universities or the united mounds of fallen masonry, crumb-State- s
and Of Europe.
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The books in Transylvania's old Etzna was, in short, an important
Provincial center of the old Maya
tt V u uiwjm.uBu ici.euuy
It was a frontier city.
uau many oi me volumes pnoto- Etzna was discovered or at least
siniea lor its own imrary, ana last flrst brought to general notice by
summer a student from the Univer- - Mri Nazario Quintana Bello, in- monu
jiuy ui miiiuuisii, otuuaiiu, spent spector of archaeological
two weeks doing research work ments of the department of arch
aeology of the Mexican government
the state of Campeche. The
from year to year. Ministers and for
discovery was made jan. 13, 1927,
scholars throughout the State fre-- at
wnlch tlme it was called ..Tlx.
quently will their private collec- -,
after the nearest village of
tions to Transylvania, and these!the ame name nlne miles to the
are sifted; the most valuable vol-- 1 ,,...,.
umes finding their way into the old
Mr. Jose Reygadas Vertiz, direc
library, which has served thouarchaeology, and Mrs. E. J.
sands of doctors, lawyers, ministers tor of of the departmental staff,
fn0aollUrnnelteCentUry,and, Jn 'company with Mr. Frederico
Mariscal, a leading Mexican arch- i
ect. visited the city in March on
ThJSt2 h,m535S ZtL
of the Mexican government
an ordered the ruins cleared of the
enveloping forest growth.
sheepskin, hand-sewethat cannot be duplicated anywhere; there
are records of ancient court trials,
including those of Captain Kidd
and Anna Bolwln, countless volumes of French literature and philosophy, the result of the early
BLACKSBURG , Va. A theory
Kentucky that It is immoral to defy the law
thought, and books of travel by of gravitation was reported by Vir
early explorers who had wandered ginia Polytechnic Institute officials.
into the land west of the Alleghen-ie- s as an obstacle in obtaining land for
in the Eighteenth Century.
the college airport here. A farmer
The library was a thriving collec and Dunkard minister bv the name
tion a century, ago when the col- - of Smith, it was said,-- refused to
lege, including the
ry, burned lease his land if aeroplanes were to
and. according to .
'records of land on it for this reason.
Transylvania, many J the books I Sufficient land has been acquired
were rescued from the flames by a however, and State engineers have
Lexington man, whose son was giv- staked out the geld, the erection of
en four years' free tuition at the fences, draining and other matters
college in gratitude for his work. are expected to be completed by fall
Transylvania's 9 library is not a The State will contribute $1,000 to
library, although, ward the field, the college paying
through the accidents of history, the remainder.
the institution now is controlled by
the Disciples of Christ. Other deOTTO IS TROUBLED
nominations have been la control
during Transylvania's long history.
Otto Combs is troubled by the
The library, according to Pro- presence of a large pine tree in his
fessor Troxel, is open to the use of yard at Red Bluff, Cal. The cones
all Kentuckians and the students of the tree, which are unusually
at the University of Kentucky, es- large, fall with astonishing force,
pecially the graduate students, are enough to Injure the head of a perInvited to use the library at any son severely. Combs has on several
time in their research work, be- occasions climbed the tree to pick
cause, Professor Troxel said "The them, but the cones seem to be hid
library once owned by the State, den by the foliage, and his return
was turned over to Transylvania to the ground has invariably been
for preservation that it might be the signal for one of the cones to
used by the scholars of the state." . come crashing down.
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