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"PAGE N FOUR THE KENTUCKY KERNEL The Kentucky Kernel The Kentucky Kernel is the official newspaper of the students and alumni of the University of Kentucky. Published every Friday throughout the college year by the student body of the university. Subscription One Dollar and Fifty Cents a Year Five Cents the Copy. Entered at Lexington Postoffice as second class mail matter. EDITORIAL MANAGING F pi RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION THIS AND THAT EDITOR Niel Plummer John R. Bullock, Jr. ASSOCIATE EDITORS Llewellyn Jones Helen Shelton A. P. Robertson David Alexander Joe Palmer EDITOR-IN-CHIE- cron Delta Kappa, honorary campus leaders' fraternity, and one Arch Bennett is president of the men's stud-sstua '33IJJ0 OAi;oap uapns saqStq aqj 'punoD Metcalfe and Miss Williams are likewise prominent in campus activities; and all five students are active in the o o social life of the institution. SAMUEL, JUDGE AND PROPHET We congratulate the new members of Phi Beta Kappa By Dean C. J. Turck therefore, not only because of this deserved recognition xof their superb scholarship but also because their sucSamuel is an outstanding figure in college careers now drawing Old cessful and Testament history because he is near an end. one of the two men who built the Kingdom of Israel. The other man was David. Until the time of Samuel, the tribes of Israel were loosely joined together, each having its own "Yes," he said, "I was pledged to Phi Beta Kappa tribal government and not infrequentlast week but I won't be initiated this semester I didn't ly making war on one another. Every man did that which was right in his make my standing last year." own eyes, and if ever there was a day ' that might prove the old adage that And our favorite freshman contributes still another that government is best which govremark to our column . . . he suggests the following erns least, it was the days of the d yell as for the heeds of the Association of judges of Israel. But the old maxim Freshman Instructors: "Pen and. paper, pen and paper: is all wrong; that government is not best which governs least; it is freTHEME, THEME THEME!" quently the worst kind of government, tending toward tyranny on the .one One of our exchanges opines that the faculty of their hand and anarchy on the other. No institution is probably the "healthiest" in existence since man today would go back to the days few classes are dismissed on account of illness. While of the judges, although some profess discussing the subject, we might mention that we haven't loudly to wish for such days of liberty. They were days of disillusionment and noticed any invalids on our iaculty. defeat. But for the fact that the neighboring tribes were no better or And it came to pass that he flunked. ganized than the tribes of Israel, the tribes which Moses had led 'through the wilderness to the Promised Land would have been wiped off the face of the earth. Anarchy and license do not work. Israel did not make a step VIRGINIA BOYD'Editor forward after the death of Moses until there came a man with a message, three hundred years later. His nanie SAMS OP was Samuel. By Cotton Noe, University of Kentucky Samuel's message is still the dream "University libraries were recently augmented by a of the ages, the Kingdom of God He dreamed that the twelve tribes of new volume of poems that of Cotton Noe, professor of Israel, education on our own campus. The volume consists of tile anddistrustful of one another, hos weak, might be united into a 270 pages of poems and dramas of varied nature entitled great nation whose king would be "Tip Sams of' Kentucky and Other Poems and Dramas." To this end he travelled The publisher is the Canterbury Club of Lexington, Ken- throughout the land, preachine. ex tucky. The "book is beautifully bound in chased red horting, planning for unity and the leather and bears on its cover the gold seal of the Can- strength that comes from unity. The tribes were then under the domination terbury Club. of the Philistines, the same Professor Noe is a poet of note, nationally as well Samson had troubled perhaps race that a eener as locally. As poet laureate of Kentucky he has pub- ation before. But Samson had relied notably, "The Loom of Life" on brute f orcc and as soon as he died. lished a number of volumes, and "The Blood of Rachel." He has dedicated his latest the Philistines returned to power over work to his wife, Sidney Stanfill Noe, "Inspirer and Israel. Brute force never gets anywhere. And the Israelites could not Critic" It is astounding that one author could confine in rise in power and civilization until such a small volume poems so diversified in character. they had something to guide them "Tip Sams of Kentucky" has four parts, each one as and unite them than the solitary exploits of giants like Samson. They different from another as the book of one author is needed a vision and a principle. Phys from another. But' all parts unite to reflect a mood, ical power does not exalt a nation; an atmosphere that is the spirit of the modern age. we need ideals. Professor Noe as a rule chooses a verse form and a The Hebrew tribes had crown dis rhyme that jimgles as mechanically as the rocking horse cburaged through, the long years of oppression. Moses was to have led couplet of our ancestors. As evidence of this read his exquisite animal chautauqua at once amusing and replete tnem into a .Promised Land, but Moses died in the wilderness. Joshua was with irony. At first it seems monotonous, almost homely, then one discovers the purpose of his choice. He t6 have conquered the Promised Land, but Joshua had left large sections of is speaking of people whose lives are as commonplace, the land unconquered. and since as unvaried as his own ingenuous rhyme. It would be Joshua the tribes had made no nroor- ridiculous to give the sordid facts of their daily life in ress in subjugating the people who the sublime dignity of blank verse, in whose stately meas- were in possession when thev came ure treads the majesty of kings. "Tip Sams," "Thiti bo the Israelites e did a most natural Britches Dick," and "Ragged Eddie" may not touch thing; they began to live like the the divine heights of poetic expression but they are people of the land, to carry on their , and lastly, to carry poems for the people, not the critics; they are as keenly business on their religion like them. But the realistic as Edgar Lee Master's "Spoon River Anthology." religion of these pagan peoples was a But Professor Noe is a courageous writer instead religion of license and lust. Israel of being content with holding up a mirror bearing an oegan to worship Baal the Sun God authentic picture of a great class, he goes from the in- ahd Ashtaroth the Moon Goddess, and tensity of modern realism to the lyric beauty of classic when Israel thus began to worship verse. In poems of the latter classification are evidenced mere flesh deified into religion, it be the true height and depth of his genius. There is gan quicKIy to go down the easy slope of moral degredation. "Lincoln" It was the easy compromise to "He would have cast the royal purple oft make, but it was fatal. When Sam "To clothe a shivering hind; uel began his work, his people were "Or hearing hunger's cry, living like the Philistines, in unbridled "Have plucked the jewels wickedness. It is the easy compro- "From an ancient crown pnse for us to make. To live like "To save a starving child." the folks next door is a simple plan of These lines are replete with lovliness, of poetic im- life; there won't be any neighbor agery. The second poem on Lincoln achieves as noble hood disputes; but unless the folks a height. Others stand out as vividly "Ambition," next door are tied to the best ideals "Motif," "Kentucky," and "The Witching Hour." "In the whole neighborhood will go down grade. No man and no nation can the Windy City" is vaguely reminiscent' of Carl 's pattern moral life on any earthly famous "Chicago.' There are war poems tinged ample, no matter how near, how ex. num with the tragic intensity of a Rupert Brooke; there is erous, or how neiehborlv. No other a poetic fantasy "Uplift," which revels as much in the foundation for character can be laid reproduction of musical sounds as the " than that which God has laid, in the poems of Vachel Lindsay lose themselves in the sensuous example of Himself. 'The Jews made moral .shipwreck of themselves when movements of a negro band. In the drama, "In Old Perugia," seems frankly out of place in such a volumne of poems in spite of its dramatic suspense and interesting dialogue. In fact, the severely critical might censure the entire book as being too much or a pot pourri. "Tip Sams and Other Poems" seem to be experimental, the work of a poet who has not yet decided on his poetical medium, a poet who vacillates from realism to classicism, from sordidness to the delights of whimsicality. In fact, "Tip Sams" is so much of a miscellany as to make criticism extremely difficut but there is undoubtedly genius there. The literary world will await with eagerness Professor Noe's next effort the writer hopes he will devote himself to the limpid clarity of his sonnet rather than to the intensely realistic but mechanically rhyme of his "human folk" poems. Fantasey and smoothly flowing rhythm, the shimmering lovliness of dreams these he can sing with the genius of the true poet. What could merit more lasting fame than a volume of poems as beautiful as "The Witched Hour," a brief but exquisite NEWS well-suite- NEWS EDITOR Virginia King Conroy ASSISTANTS William Glanz Catherine Carey REPORTERS Byron Pumphrey Catherine Redmond ' Rebecca Edwards Frank Davidson Martha Connell Beecher Adams Virginia Baker J. C. Tinley Betty Reganstein Louise Jefferson Elizabeth Strossman Ethel Stamper Kathleen Lowry Henry Mortimer Evalee Featherston E. M. Sargent Dorothy Darnell Harry Mc&hesney EDITOR Thelma Snyder ASSISTANTS Martha Minnehan George Moore Jameson SOCIETY SPECIAL WRITERS Lydia Roberts, Exchanges Kathleen Peffley, Feature Dorothy Stebbins, Feature Lucile Cook, Squirrel Food Virginia Boyd, Literary P. P. Baker, Cartoonist Leida Keyes Ann Williams Jewell Hayes Mildred Kidd Virginia .Early W. D. Scott Newt Combs J. B. 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Paleolithic man found this pleasure in. matching his savage strength with that of the mammoth beasts of the Neanderthahc forests, ihe Greek found it in the chariot driving of the race course, the athletic contests of the arena, the oratory of the market place. Today the average university undergrad uate finds it in athletic competition on the baseball dia mond, the basketball court, and the football gridiron. Last Friday night at the Central Christian Church nearly two thousand people gathered together to witness a contest of another kind a matching of the wits and intellect of members of the debating teams of Oxford College, England, and the University of Kentucky in the first international intercollegiate debate ever held in Kentucky. To many persons not acquainted with the English method of debating, the debate last Friday was most astounding. The Oxford men chose to utilize the hum orous method or argumentation and their witicisms not only attested to the falsity of the popular assumption that the English have no humor, butalso surpassed,. the best facetious attractions of the local theaters in keeping the large audience in a constant uproar of mirth. Professor Sutherland, .head, of the department of public speaking, is to be most heartily congratulated not only for the splendid showing made by the Kentucky debaters, but also for having arranged this debate which purpose of furnishing Lexingtonians d served the with a glimpse of English university life and of demon strating that university students are really interested in the intellectual phase of college life when something is offered. really worth-whil- e Next year, Mr. Sutherland has announced, the probably will debate with either Cambridge Col In the spring of this lege or Sidney College, Australia. year, debates will be held with some of the leading colleges and universities of the North as well as of the South. With such contests as .this in view, it should not be surprising if student interest in this "intellectual sport" would be revived. Perhaps the day may even come when debating at the university will take its place along with athletic contests, as a major interest of the student body and a means of popular satisfaction for students of the time aged craving for competition. two-fol- "PHILOSOPHY, GUIDE OP LIFE" LITERARY SECTION "TIP KENTUCKY" sesqui-centenni- al sesqui-centenni- al Ash-traot- h. Poad Completed an excellent race in the recent Demo cratic primary at Detroit for state Will Tend to Relieve Traffic Con- representative from the first district. Mr. Douglas, now living in Detroit, gestion on Campus Driveways where he is an insurance broker, The macadamized road which runs coached at the University of Michifrom the driveway in front of Kastle gan for 11 years, before coming to the hall and the Civil and Physic building University of Kentucky. to the driveway which leads to Rose Lightning knocked a college man street just north of President home is the latest improvement out of bed. The first words he said' upon regaining consciousness were, on the university's campus. "All right, roommate, 111 get up." The road is a timely improvement Yellow Crab. that has been long needed and it is hoped that the new road will help to relieve the present parking con- DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING gestion. IN LEXINGTON. Studnts are asked to take advantage of the new road by using it to park their cars on. Mc-Ve- WANTED DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN LEXINGTON. interested in forming group in view of petitioning national sorority. Give college and year. Address Girls Enters Politics Prentiss P. Douglas Makes Race In Detroit Prentiss P. 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FFF home for the week-enor just sticking around town, a Stetson will dressed feeling and it will wear surprisingly long. STETSON HATS STYLED FOR TOUTvfG ME?i y rrr.-y--f I TTrrrrrvrirrt v v rw - "boom-boom- A sermon K ? RHODES, the diamond king, a real idea which he passed on to diamonds in the rough. men, broad in your "Be sympathies," he said, and he made this the basis for selection of Rhodes scholars. Surely there's a lesson for every man graduates alike in arts, in pure science or in applied science to balance the student in him with the athlete, the individualist with the man of sociability, the specialist with the "citizen of the world." For Rhodes' idea was no theory. It is business men today. shared by well-round- University Seal Attached Beautifully Enameled in University Colors "book-worm- Box 687 Lexington in stones CECIL Fob with Fraternity Art Craft Co. O. Fresh Sweet Florida Oranges S3 per box of three hundred large size. Sound fruit and satisfaction guaranteed or money back. We pay express charges. A box of these makes an appreciated Christmas gift. Remit with order. San-berg- Cradled in the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg, ginia a century and a half ago, Phi Beta Kappa, oldest and most revered of all college fraternities last week piece anniversary. Born of an celebrated its "An old Cremona yearning o'er the scene, earnest desire of a few students at William and Mary "The rhythmic play of wierd, dissolving light, College to promote a "feeling of fellowship and fraternity "The thtat haunted ancient night', among those who possess scholarly attainments," the "Elusive wrath; an iridescent sheen society, no longer a secret fraternity, exists today an "Of torquoise, amethyst, and opaline; aristocracy of intelligentsia, true scholarship and a "A gauzy dragonfly in airy flight, monument to the study of the fine arts. "A shimmering hummingbird enchanting sprite Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is justly regarded as "Great Pavlowa, the Russian fairy Queen! one of the most signal honors which is possible of "She floated softly through the melting air, achievement by university students. One of the few "And poised in space upon her magic toe, honorary fraternities which has jealously guarded itself "And spun a breathless minute balanced there, against the taint of professionalism and commercial"Then, like a winged arrow from a bow, ism, it admits to its sanctuary of membership only the "She vanished where no mortal eye could see- -select few, deemed worthy of such honor by virtue of "Reincarnated muse, Terpsichore!" excellence in scholarship and character. The exquisite, melting grace of the dance, the play Kentucky Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa fittingly of light and color, the creation of an image that is anniversary of the frater- poetry! observed the nity's founding, last Friday by the initiation into its ranks of five seniors of the university; William Arch BenMISERERE nett, M. H. Crowder, Jeannete Metcalfe, Ann Williams, lAnd still they burn, these candles white and tall, and Grant Willey, all of whom have a scholastic standing Mockingly sanctify my erstwhile shrines of 2.5 or better for their three years' work in the Now dims the light, now fitfully it shines College of Ats and Sciences. Gustily blown by old forgotten winds The pledging of these five students to Phi Beta Kappa Like king's decrees which sovereign death rescinds is further evidence of the falsity of the popular belief Are these my pale cold dreams. Life has let fall Tears hypocritical and acid. . . Still they burn, and all that the coveted gold key is gained only by as all of these students are recognized leaders on the uni- - , The smiles I have shine here, like peace, in candles versity campus. The three men are members of the Omi- white and tall. , , , , F, D, Vir- they lived like their neighbors. You and I can make the came blunder, how easily, if we once get the notion that we have to do like the rest of the folks. Other folks' conduct is not our standard. "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." That is a different measure; it is God's measure for men. That was in brief the message that Samuel brought to Israel. He said to them, you have been sinning. You have been worshipping Baal and ""If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord and serve Him only; and He will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines." He brought them a message of morality. On that principle he would found the Kingdom of God. With that purpose he would unite the decent men and women of all the tribes and build a nation whose foundation would be righteousness. He failed, as all the prophets have failed since. The Kingdom of God is always coming, never here in its com pleteness. But Samuel's message lifted Israel from disorder and strife to united power and comparative peace, and while the united kingdom he founded passed away with Solo mon, his message rings down through the ages, changeless, imperious, un deniable. "Prepare your hearts unto the Lord and serve Him only." Mor ality must be the basis of individual and of national life. There is something more important than healthy body or trained mind; it is the active soul. Character is better than intellect. The great soul will be strong to be as well as to think; it will pre fer to be morally incorruptible than to be intellectually clever. And a nation of great souls will find its power, not in its weapons of war, but in. its world-wid- e influence for peace and for l. Samuel built a kingdom, long-agdestroyed. But what of the kingdom which we are building? Is it founded on the rock of morality or on the shifting sands of indulgence and lawlessness? Do we follow Samuel or the Philistines? Take your stand. ed hard-head- H ed Western Makers of the Nation's Telephones ny r Number 64 of a Stritt 1