THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
Published every Friday throughout tho College ycnr by the student body
of the University of Kentucky, for the bonoflt of the students,
nlumnl nnd faculty of the Institution.
The Kentucky Kernel is tho official newspaper of tho University. It
is issued with n view of furnishing to its subscribers nil the college news
of Kentucky, together with n digest of items of interest concerning the
Universities of other States nnd Cnnnda.
Miss Blandlng "March on tiptoe
one, two, three,
Deanle Harbison "Did dddld you
say 'enmol walk.' "
SUBSCRIPTION, ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS A YEAR.
FIVE CENTS THE COPY.
Entered at Lexington Postofflco as Becond-clasmall matter.
A. GAVIN KORMENT.
Louise Will .
.Squirrel Food Editor
Mary Elizabeth James.
Dot Blntz "Pitt would have been
Prime Minister for a longer time If he
CENTRE NOT CONVINCING.
It is with extreme astonishment and surprise that such a thing should
be deemed possible of any Kentucky college that the Kernel notes In the
columns of newspapers of recent date, a wholesale indictment of Centre .College, our neighbor Institution, by West Virginia, making charges so disgraceful In their import as to leave forever the stigma of professionalism
on the little Kentucky college, If It does not immediately refute them beyond
the shadow of a doubt.
The charges, made by one Major Earl Smith, a West Virginia University
alumnus, and said to be .the result of investigations made by him, set forth
that "Red" Roberts, of Somerset, Ky., who is well known in this section of
the State, is none than one of tho former Nesser brothers, formerly members
of one of the great professional teams of Ohio, and that his brother, also
investired headed, "plays end or half" on the Centre team. The
gator also claims that McMillan is a professional player known as Scruggs,
and that several other professionals played on the Centre eleven.
Major Smith says the team was brought together by "Moran, coach,
who came from Texas, and Jim Duffee, Columbus, Ohio, sportsman and ref- r
eree," and that the money necessary to hire these men was put up by "race
horse and hotel people of Lexington, that big, sporting Kentucky town."
If the main facts in Major Smith's charges are no more reliable than
the details printed herewith, the whole thing would make an entertaining
fairy story but nothing else.
The writer knows that McMillan and Roberts played on the Somerset
High School football team before entering Centre In 1917, at the time according to Major Smith, that they were playing professional ball in Ohio, and it
is hardly possible they could be in two places at once, except in a fairy story
in which Major Smith seem3 a past master.
The Kernel, a Kentucky publication, wishes to express its sincere hope
and confidence that Centre will at once dispel all such rumors that besmirch
its fair name and bring disgrace upon one of the oldest and most honored
of Kentucky colleges. The charges look at present to 'be merely a
of "sour grapes" of fairly defeated opponents, whose champion
takes this means to bring solace to their wounded vanity and lessen the
sting of defeat by an adversary whom they thought was insignificant; but if
these charges are proved untrue, and the Kernel has every reason to believe
that they will be so proved, no censure would be too great for the one who
brings such accusations against the good name of so venerable an institution as is Centre.
Centre College should at once take steps to brand these charges as false,
and bring down upon the heads of their authors the just rebuke that all
false charges merit, if they be false.
It is exceedingly unfortunate Jthat such controversies should arise
"between educational institutions of high standing, and especially of such
j'Serious nature as this purports to be. No matter how the matter ends, it
should be a lesson and reminder to all who may have at any time in the
future an inclination to air their views of any college through the columns
of the press, to use such caution in their speech as to b.e more convincing
than Centre's accusers seem to have been in the present instance.
tho answer to this
Prof. "How did you get it?"
Volco from back of room "Looked
in tho bnck of the book."
Elizabeth Marshall, Elizabeth Card, Mary Archer Dell, James A. Dixon,
Margaret Smith, Martha Buckman, Harry Cottrell, Terrll Corn.
J. P. Barnes
H. B. Loyd
J. Burton Prewitt, Gilbert Smith
Thero once was n fair suffrngetto
Who said, "Walt 'til tho bnllot we got
Prohibition shnll rule,
Factory kids go to school,
And n womnn bo president yet!"
Harding and Cook were shooting pool.
Cook won and Ed remarked non
chalantly, "Cook, you pay for this, I
lon't want to break this two bits."
In the language of the poet
Though the meter may be wrong,
(There are many who won't know It)
I'll express myself In song.
I've read the lines that Frizzy wrote,
'TIs time that others had their turns;
And "Freshles" poems get my goat,
So let me be while genius burns.
T'was in the day of Troy and Tyre,
While Jennie Wren was young,
That fierce old Haman did aspire
To have proud Mordecai hung.
The little Paramecium, growing frantic,
With his setae all arrayed,
Vowed he'd cross the broad Atlantic,
Would he swim? no, he" would wade.
"My gas is gone," the ballooner spoke,
"I'll park in this cloud a while
And fix my Kipp Generator which is
"It's as fractious as a chile"
speaking, science is
Not in idle words I speak it, but assiduously
Voicing the sentiments of every bird,
Studying valence and formulas
"Open up old boy," said the starfish
to the mussel,
It happened off Panama,
And the slanting ray of the departing
Was the last the mussel saw.
Since the foregoing was put into type, the Kernel has been reliably
informed that the author of the charges against Centre has acknowledged The meeting came quite unexpected,
his mistake and has made full reparation for the attack on the good name
It happened in this way,
of that institution.
A long freight train became disconnected,
At the end of a perfect day.
Wo will not linger on this theme,
When all the earth Is glad,
But from the farmer's words 'twould
'Twas the only colt he had.
The Kentucky Colonel says: "In a girl's heart and never know It."
of the Lykelle Pome be suah
The Knight of the Lexington Drug
and don't pronounce it with the ac- retorts: "Isn't that Just like a wocent on the last syllable. It Is
There will bo an Important meeting
man? She leads on a man she doesn't
that it will sound
of the Press Association Monday,
care a straw about and turns a cold
fifth hour, In the Journalism rooms.
to the one she's crazy about
Mademoiselle On Dit says: "A girl shoulder
Every member Is expected to be presalways knows when a man's in love and theu accuses him of breaking her ent and any prospective members will
with her, but a man can almost break heart! Just like a .woman."
THAT AWFUL PICTURE!
"Resolved, That tho coal strlko is
Behold' the constant procession of
legal nnd Justifiable," was tho subject
gloom-fillesufferers ascending the of a
debnto at tho meeting of the Union
Armory steps nowadays!
Literary Society last Friday, and the
young, from careworn Seniors to
affirmative, supported by Alprin and
giddy Freshmen nrc having their pic
Conkwrlght, proved victorious over
Hires "took." For tho co ed, thero is
tho negntlvc, upheld by Zuckerman
a rather agonizing preliminary.
the debate tho
First comes the question of hair! program was lfter
concluded with an Interr
date with the pho esting talk on
tho "Mountains of Ken
tographer, the maiden debates on the
tucky," by Sylvester Woods.
dnto of the shampoo.
Patterson Literary Society.
shouldn't look too fluffy and halo-likTho declnmatlon contest of tho Pat
and still It mustn't Ho close to ono's
head like the skin on an onion and terson Literary Socloty for the Crura
then, Argument: What about tho old Medal took placo Friday night In the
Little Theatre with Professor Mable
faithful net 7
boy3 may discuss tho relative presiding as chairman.
merits of a Jeweled stickpin and those testants fought for tho honors, among
of a plain, elegant gold one, although them officers and prominent members
Several of the con
wo can't believe that they are that of tho society.
certainly, testants were old men who had been
whether tulle Is becoming In an even- In declamatorles before, but the ma
ing dress picture Is a more vital ques jority were either new members or
tion now at Patt. Hall and fair co eds old members for whom this was the
have been rended bitterly as to the first contest.
The Judges, Prof. T. T. Jones, Mr.
respective "taking" qualities of the
A. W. Whiting and Dr. Guy Smith,
evening dress nnd middy.
Tho date fls painful enough, for awarded the honors as follows: First,
what good Christian enjoys the ordeal W. I. Moore, "The Black Horse and
second, J. B. Prewitt,
of the camera!
No wonder the Hindu His Rider";
bets dangerous around even a small "The Old Man"; third, F. P. Bell,
kodak! Did you ever look the same "Ingersoll on Napoleon."
after you have been frozen .rigid by contestants were, George Gregory,
the menacing look of the presiding "Mother arid Poet," by Elizabeth Barevil genius, whose
quality rett Browning; H. B. McGregor, "The
Is his soft words of honey?
Your Greatest Thing in the World"; R. D.
tongue cleaves to the roof of your Warth, "Lasca" and J. H. Davis, "Linmouth and you grow gloomy. When coln's Gettysburg Address."
The different selections were each
told to smile, oh! what a sickly result!
gony that Is to comd the delivered with such a degree of perOh,
fection that it was difficult to say who
really deserved the honors.
At the meeting of Horace Mann this
week John Fox, Jr., was the theme of
the program. Alta Chandler discussed the "Little Shepherd of Kingdom
Harry Cottrell was recently apCome" and Elizabeth Kimbrough anpointed to the position of Associate
alyzed his best short story. A critiEditor on The Absent Dorm, succism on John Fox as a descriptive
cessor to The Weakly Dorm, a stuwrltr was given by Miriam Kincheloe.
dent publication which was founded
in the fall of '17, during the last year
the dormitories existed, and publish- FRATERNITY GIVES
ed at times during the school year
SHOWER FOR BRIDE
when the Kernel "did pot appear on
The Lambda Alpha chapter of
Owing to the fact that the members
Chi Omega entertained with a miscelof last year's staff were engaged In
the war and were not In school, the laneous shower in honor of Mrs.
Harbison, an alumna and a repaper did not appear, but this year
cent bride, at "Tynebrae," the country
it will be published and the
Robert Mitchell, Jr., prom- home of Miss Martha McClure, Friday
ises that this year's paper will be an afternoon.
The house was lighted by candles
Improvement over past Issues. Exand (flowers were U3ed In all the
amination week will probably be the
rooms. Refreshments of ice cream
first time the paper will appear.
Mr. Cottrell is the second assistant and small cakes were served, and
the mints In carmine and straw, the
Mr. Mitchell has had since this paper
was founded and both of his co- fraternity colors. To the music of the
wedding march, small Jane Freeman
workers have been pledged and Initiated by Alpha Delta Sigma after be- and Franklin Farquhar entered the
ing appointed on the staff, Chas. room dressed as bride and bridegroom, followed by the guest of honor.
Evans Planck was the other associate
The guests formed an aisle for the
procession, which halted at a table
heaped with the numerous beautiful
gifts hidden by a white cloth. The
CHURCHES TO FORM
BASKETBALL LEAGUE tiny bridegroom removed It and presented Mrs. Harbison with the gifts.
Those present were tho patronesses,
Announcements have been made on Mrs. Edward Wlest, Mrs. W. E. Freethe campus to the effect that all the man and Mrs. E. F. Farquhar, and the
Lexington churches having Bible Sun- following alumnae,
day Classes composed of University pledges: Betty Davis, Margaret Harstudents will organize a Bible Class bison, Carlisle Chenault, Margaret
Basketball League soon. A series of Smith, iClarlbel Kay, Frances Marsh,
games will be played during tho next Annabel Hall, Sarah Metcalfe Piper,
few weeks and a prize will be given Fanny
to the team winning the series. Fur- Young, Mary Adams Talbott, Elizather Information may be obtained beth Allen, Elizabeth Jackson, Kath-erln- e
from the Instructors of the various
Tucker, Kathleen Renlck, Katy
Bible Study Classes or from Ralph W. Henry, Jane Bell, Catherine Herring,
Owens, secretary of the University Nancy Innis, Eliza Piggott, Mona
y. M. C. A.
Saunders and Louise McKee.
"ABSENT DORM" IS