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Best ;w-?- THE KENTUCKY KERNEL, PAGE TWO l'n mttntrir IVtMUL lan rvLNIUlM Irnitn IHt SBMIWBraCLYON TUESDAY AND FlltDAY PUBLISHED Member National College Press Association Lexington Board of Commerce K. I. P. A. MEMBER oniclftl Ncviuaprr of thf Studcnti ot Ihe Unltrersltr of Kentucky, Lexington Kj., t Lexington, rear. Enttrrd Hubtcrlptton M.00 Postofflcc m second class mail mutter HERE SHALL THE KERNEL PRESS ALL BTitnrMT mrmTH MAINTAIN Editor VmaiNIA DOUOHEnTY ManaglnR Editor Assistant Managing Editor Dramatic Editor DANIEL W. GOODMAN VIRGINIA HATCHER THOMAS L. RILEY EDITORS ASSOCIATE Elood Krugcr ASSISTANT EDITORS Louise Thompson Virginia Ncvlns Adrian William Shafer ' LAWRENCE Ardery William ElM"' Bonnell Walker Morton Daughcrty News Editor HERRON EDITORS SOCIETY Eleanor Smtlh ASSI8TANT 80CIETY Polly Reese Emily Hardin EDITOR SPM" Editor Ed"conboy Assistant Sports Editor . . RALPH E. JOHNSON BPORTS WRITERS J- - D- - Adams Claire Innls Al Jones Lawrence Crump Bill Luther O. L. crutclier Marvin Wachs Totsy Rose REPORTERS Cecllc Davis Marr Prince Fowler Mary Galloway Griffith Harry Varlle Turner Howard Mary Virginia Halley OUbert Kingsbury Cameron Coflmnn Robert Baxter Mary Alice; Salycrs Lillian Gooch O. B. Coflman Ann Coleman Mary Elizabeth Price WRITERS SPECIAL Fannie Curie Woodhead Ocrtrude Evans Gay Loughridge Edythe Reynolds, BUSINESS COLEMAN R. SMITH W. W. Sacra ALBERT J ADVERTISING . . KIKEL Wm. Oeary STAFF Busness Manager Frank Worthlngton STAFF Advertising Manager Jimmy Randol Circulation RAIJH KERCH EVAL Man" A NEW CURRICULUM? The largest of the colleges of the university, the College of Arts and Sciences, which is under the direction of Dean Paul Prentice Boyd, Is planning and considering some proposed changes in the curriculum which it offers: Dean Boyd has served the university for many years, having at one time been acting president of the institution, and as in this case now under care ful deliberation, has always shown a particular earnestness in his ambition for his college, his faculty- - and his students. Rather than be limited by minors to narrow confinement in one department of the Arts and Sciences College, the new plan will widen the field of subjects chosen by the student, and at the same time give him an opportunity to specialize in a branch of study for which he feels the most need. Such well advised specialization would tend to place the graduate in a remunerative position much more readily than would the scrambled "jack of all trades" plan Curriculum making is now recognized by educators to be highly important to the student's welfare, and is in many Instances the controlling factor of the finished product of a university, the graduate. The Kernel hopes that It will be seen fit to undertake the changes which have been suggested, for they indeed would be a mark of progress appreciated by the students. AN AMERICAN ATTITUDE European college students arc actively interested in the political happenings of their countries. They are not only Interested but they tnke part in them. Recently several foreign countries have been the scenes of riots staged by the university students against unfair politi cal measures and corrupt political parties. In America the average college student docs not follow the most prominent political actlvl- ties of his nation, state, or city. He scarcely knows who is In office, what party is strong- est, what the current Issues arc, or what arc the fallacies in the present administration. The only way he forms even a hazy conception of the situation Is that he is exposed to references in the ordinary conversation of older people and It stands to reason that many of these are unreliable, hazy, and biased. This is one of the weaknesses of our college trained minds. Men and women of voting ago are not enco'urnged to understand the workings of their nation. They are seldom fit citizens of the United States for they are not Interested primarily in the welfare of their country. If thoy vote It Is either because they arc taking a class in ploitical science or because they merely happen along at the right time and see some friend voting. College trained men and women should be required to know the functions of good citizenship before they are allowed to graduate from any Institution of higher learning. It Is true that practically all universities have political science in one of the requirement groups, but what Is needed Is not political science but practical problems of citizenship. It must be remembered that we, the college men and women of today, are the rulers of the nation of tomorrow and that we should take pride In training ourselves to fill this place. American history shows that in the develop ment of the present system of government it was the young men who stimulated, formulated and pressed the Issues upon which our govern mental plan Is built. Since then the younger men have been too busy doing other things to look out for the Interests of the nation. It Is the duty of the educated class to take up the banner of these first governmental pioneers and follow along. Even those uninitiated in the field of politics know that our present system Is not ideal, that improvement Is necessary. American college students should take an interest in the political activities of their nation, they should take part In the voting. European students have been doling this for a long time, they expend the energy on national politics that the average college students wastes on college politics. Our political situation would be greatly Improved If such conditions existed in this country. The nation as a whole would benefit greatly and so would the colleges if the college students would quit being shirkers and assume their share of the governmental POLITICAL CIENOE GROWTH Established five years ak as a separate department with two fullllme teachers, the Political Science department of the University of Kentucky has grown until now six full-tim- e teachers, eight part-tim- e teachers, fifty majors, and 900 students are numbered among its personnel. This remarkable growth makes one wonder, about the value of the department with reference to its relation to its students and to the research work it does. Much of the reason for the growth of this department lies in the careful selection of its instructors and in its COLLEGE painstaking and accurate study of muniefpal EXEMPT 'A' STUDENTS FROM problems. EXAMINATIONS Of 'the six full time political science profesThe Arts College Council has recommended sors, five have their doctor's degree. Most of to the faculty of that college that A students the others have their master's degree. Magabe exempted from finals. "Individual members of the faculty shall zine articles by members of the department faculty are frequently published. Dr. Vanden-bosc- h be given the optional privilege of exempting has already published several articles from final examinations those upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) who have maintained con- about his studies of colonial administration in sistently and faithfully during the quarter an the far East. Dr. Jones recently published an article on the Kentucky legislature in the A average," the recommendation reads. The council contends, that such action would American Political Science Review. Mr. Owsley relieve the student from the "already over- has had three articles in the National MuniciDr. Manning has published two crowded schedule." It would also lead to the pal Review. raising of the scholastic average of both the recent articles in the National Municipal Review and one in the Southeastern Political individual and the college, the recommendation says, because it will act as an incentive to the Science Review. In addition to the work being done by its individual to work harder to maintain an individual members, the department, as a A average for ultimate exemption. In addition, the student would be able to concentrate fur- whole is sponsoring the Bureau of Municipal Government Research. The purpose of this ther on his other studies. bureau is to gather and publish information reSimilar suggestions have been made in various colleges of the university in previous years garding city problems. Studies of gasoline taxes by Owsley and public utility rates by Manning but no official action has yet been taken. It has always seemed foolish to us that a stu- have already been made and published. Studies dent who is sure of an A has to sit through an of water supplies in Kentucky cities and of exam. The professor in most of these cases municipally owned plants are now under way. That the Political Science department sucprobably has marked the grade for the quarter before be gives the final and the student simply ceeds both in its attempts to instruct students efficiently, and to study and gather material wastes his time. on all kinds of city problems, there is no doubt. The exam is given simply because the university rules require it and not because the pro- Although its activities are perhaps not advertised or encouraged so readily as those of larger fessor thinks it is necessary for an A student. A change should be made, not only in the or longer established organizations on the campus, the Political Science department earns Arts College, but in all colleges, whereby deserving A students may be exempted from final quite as much commendation for its steady efforts as any other department we have. exams. Ohio State Lantern. VIEWPOINTS Dance Invitations Favors, Programs We have An exceptionally fine assortment and display, and feel sure that we can please and satisfy. Transylvania Printing Co. Near Fayette Bank Opp. Court House Tuesday, Aprli 28, SEMI-WEEKL- Y ma sorority arc what the publicity man terms "naturals." In everything they do and In a holchclluvn-lo- t of things that they say theic arc Innumerable opportunities for feature iwritcr. the enterprising Imagine what an accomplished Journalist could do with two charm ing (THEY say) ladles, two gentlemen, a swimming party sans bathing suits BUT with underwear for the ladles, trousers for the gentlemen, and a return ride in the chilling spring air to the seraglio. A path of water leading into the house was the only clue to the story. PERSONNEL BUREAU One of the university's most recent departmental innovations is that of the personnel department. One of the outstanding services rendered to the student body has been accom- plished by this department. It not only has offered advice and solution of personal problems, compiled statistics relevant to student conditions, but it has fostered the placement of students during summer months and has found many positions for graduating students. In the past each department has shouldered the responsibility for finding positions for its graduates who did not have any definite place in view. Now, although the various departments still have a certain amount of responsibility in placing graduates, much of their original burden has been shouldered by the per sonnel bureau. The Kernel has published a notice In practically every issue since Christmas of prominent business men who would be here to interview prospective employees. Many fortunate students have profited by these notices and. found Furthermore, those desiring and interJobs. ested in summer positions have been placed. There Is an advantage in having such an efficient bureau on a campus even In prospective years, but in 1931 it should be a blessing. Perhaps the most positive benefit to be received from such a bureau is that it oilers students protection from concerns which are not reliable, which are using them. It allows them to have a thorough understanding of the job which they are to have and in this way It avoids time wasted and regrettable experiences Incurred by employment in a position that is neither suitable nor reliable. A POETRY BOOK During the past year student Interest In writing poetry has definitely declared itself, Letters and The Kernel have both published many students poems. On most of the larger university campuses an annual poetry book Is published, the contents of which are the best Every once in poetical efforts submitted. while a spark of definite ability is shown In poetry which The Kernel publishes. The fact that we publish the choice of the work which is submitted to us Is the first step toward recog. nition of student ability. However, If the best pieces of work were to be chosen at the end of each year and compiled into a student poetry book there would be a lasting and enjoyable record of Kentucky student thought and capa blllty. Classics are supposedly on the decline in America. With them the decline of a clvlllza tlon Is intimated. The cause Is given as the present day lack of appreciation for anything except commercial projects. The intelligentsia are supposedly becoming too greatly outnumbered by the masses of common people to "stand to their guns" on .matters other than science and tlfe practical arts. Classical appreciation is dying out. The curriculum of the average school shows a positive tendency to recognize i this fact. Colleges and universities are responsible for the development and encouragement of the classical arts. The average collegian has been trained to see the value of them. Kentucky would be promoting this cause If it should have Its own student poetry book for It should en- -' courage young talent. A poem printed In The Kernel is like a news story printed in a daily paper, gone and forgotten the next day. This certainly Is not conducive to the finest poetical efforts, but If further recognition were to be given to the student writer It would merely be the beginning of more ambitious effort. In establishing a poetry book we should be fostering not only our own cause, but that of the classics, and in that way be rendering a service to ourselves and to all others. Sneers Snickers Scandal 1931 clashed with a driver of one of the hacks the other day and he was presented with a perfectly grand opportunity to pick up a new address, a new phone number, and stop us if wc are wrong perhaps a new "Iodic fricn'." Wc Arc LaHfhlnx Wc will send them our bill for publicity at the end of the month but this must go. One of the Kappas ,had been courting a gentleman who, after all. COULD live without her. He asked her to go to camp with him. By WILLIAM AUDERY She already had a date. Several i days later she nsked if he were goAmi Now the 3dclts ing to camp and if he had a date In the case of 3delts a wreck and ho gave a one, two affirmative. Ordinary Occurrences "Who," she asked modestly, "is with n bus Is not the worst thing It occurs to us that The Kernel office is the most utterly lifeless that can occur. One of the ladles playing second fiddle?" place in the world on Saturday af ternoon. . . .that if some of the BROS. , Alphazces would wipe a little paint from their erubescent lips they would SLATE, TIN, AND COMPOSITION ROOFING be n great deal more attractive... All work guaranteed Repairs of all kinds that sororities arc glad to pay for publicity.... that wc pick our May 105 WEST HIGH ST. ASHLAND 2758 "Wise Furnaces" Queen, Maids of Honor and Attend ants like Dick Morris picks race horses he had every winner Thursday.... that we wonder if anyone ever reads our occurrences.... that our last Rose Girl received two roses . . . .that Rah Rah and we crashed an open house, were cordially received-bthe slstern, sneered at by the SIgmanews....that the K. D.s serve beer and pretzels for afternoon en tertainments.... that every student in Transylvania attended the Alpha Delta Theta formal.... that we are still laughing at the pledging exercises of Tau Beta PI sledge ham mer was used to bring the little boys In the sacred order (at least that prevents a prospective pledge from changing his mind at the last minute).... that there are only about four persons in the university who have any real appreciation of humor that we could write .lour newspaper pages on cracks which have been suggested for our column... that, next to a violet, a yellow Illy Is the most beautiful flower In the world that the corsage an engineer sent his date the other night actually matched her dress.. that we have permitted too many occurrences to occur. MILLER Hungry ? 7 hirsty ? Visit Alexander's Sandwiches Short Orders Sundries Toilet Articles Sodas Copywriffhted Cracks The director of the 1931 Stroller revue received a telephone call. The caller Instructed him not to use any of her original smart cracks in his show before she saw her lawyer. Quick, Smythefleld! our Opposite Memorial Hall South Lime pencil... University Commons Ah, a Postcard! In harmony with the love which the Kappas have for us they sent a postcard from the convention at Spring Semester, 1931 Birmingham. With usual Kappa finesse and with sweet and touch ing sentiment they say, "Colder than hell down here." MEAL HOURS: W. W. STILL 7:159:15 Breakfast Again the Kappas Members of Kappa Kappa Gam- - 11:301:00 Lunch Dinner . Kodaks Eastman Films Developing and 1'rinting 129 W. SHORT ST. LEXINGTON, KY. 5:i& tMD SODA FOUNTAIN HOURS: 9:00 A. M. 6:00 P. M. $5.00 MEAL TICKET Meals for Six Days 3 Consecutive $3.50 MEAL TICKET Breakfast and Supper for Six Days FLOWERS FOR McVey Hall ALL OCCASIONS MICHLER Third Floor Florist 417 E. Maxwell. Ph. Ash Ascend South Stairs to Commons HlE THE TRACK TEAM Saturday afternoon the University of Kentucky track team decisively defeated one of the oldest rivals of the Institution in a meet on Stpll field. Track has never had the student recognition and support on the campus that It receives at other schools throughout the coun try. A great many students at the University of Kentucky are almost unaware that a track team exists and almost every one of these would have enjoyed the meet Saturday afternoon. The training and practice which Is required to run the mile, participate in the broad jump or perform any other of the various feats of the trackmen is Just as strenuous and as hard as that which is necessary for football, basket ball and the other more popular sports. That the members of the team have worked steadily and diligently since the beginning of the season was demonstrated Saturday. Three Stoll flefil records were broken in the meet, two of them the shot put and the broad jump by Kentucky athletes, the other the mile event by a University ot Tenrxmn run ner. Only one more home meet will be held by the university team when the trackmen meet the University of Cincinnati athletes May 9 It can only be hoped that student support at that contest Is better than it ever has been In the past. CINCINNATI EXCURSION Next Sunday HAT IN AMERICA. THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL LICHTU'I-K.HTAILORED OF FINE AND El IN. Hi E EEL T IN I N'l E RESTING FINCH LEY TONES AND MIX'i Uh'KS. A NEW, SI'I.ENDID, COOL AND DURA III. E HAT WHICH IS VERY DESIRAHLE. ROUND TRIP SI 75 FROM A LEXINGTON FARE Children between the Ages of Half Fare for Five and Twelve Years GOING: I,v. Lexington 7:50 a. ni. RETURNING: Lv. Cincinnati 5:20 p. m. (Central time, G:20 (Eastern Time) W. R. CLINKINBEARD, C. l T. A. SovmERNRAinmrSirsiEM SEVEN OTHER DOLLARS HATS UP TO TWENTY DOLLARS AGENTS IN THE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF THE WILL THE FINCHLEY HAT m FOUND NU EXCLUSIVELY s. THORPE sons to ' KOH Of STATES UNITED LEXUfOTOH" rMU OffTOMTI - Afi 6 S. VIM