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1 THE KENTUCKY KERNEL University of Kentucky GIRLS9 ISSUE VOL IX LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. APRIL 26, 1917. FACULTY DISSOLVES MYSTIC 13 AND KEYS ARBOR DAY AND TAP EXERCISES ON MAY 4 Tree To Be Planted and Senior Societies To Pledge WILL FLOW ORATORY May 4 is the date announced for the annual Arbor Day exercises of the University, and for Tap Day for Lamp and Cross and Staff and Crown, Senior honor societies for men and women, respectively. Class work will be suspended on this day after 10 o'clock, and It is probable that the battalion will fall in for dress parade, as has been the custom in past years. Arbor Day Is a State and National holiday, and altho the University does not observe it on the regular day all the forms are gone thru faithfully. The Senior class selects a spot on the campus and plants a sapling, dedicating it to some person 'whom it desires to honor. Each member of the class throws in a shovelful of soil and the spade is Anally turned over formally to the official representative of the Junior class. Short speeches will be made this year by William Shin-nicpresident of the Senior class; Orie Li. Fowler, Senior orator, and Virgil Chapman, Junior orator. In other years some of the best speeches of the year have been made on the occasion of the planting of the tree and this year is expected to be no exception to the rule of general excellence. Tap Day is always of great interest to the members of the Junior class, for the Senior class societies formally pledge their members for next year men and women. from the third-yea- r Lamp and Cross always pledges the ten men who in the opinion of the members are the most representative of the next year's graduates, and Staff and Crown usually pledges the same number. The members of fhe Senior honor societies now in the University are: (Lamp and Cross MoClarty Harbison, Curtis Park, Than Rice, Bart Peak, William Shinnick and George Hill. Staff and Crown iLinda Purnell, Helen Burkholder, Frances Geieel, Mary 'Hamilton and Jane Dickey. Of the four Lamp and Cross men who are not "here now, George Gum-b'eand Oren Lamaster have been teaching since February, and W. T. Radford and 'Ben iMahoney are in the Kentucky National Guards. MARTIN HEADS DEMOCRATS. Bill Martin, a Junior in the College of Law, was unanimously elected president of the Democratic Club last Thursday night. Other officers were chosen as follows: Doc Rodes, vice president; A. 8. Treadway, recording secretary; A. L. Cole, corresponding secretary; B. J. Riley, treasurer; H. L. Mliward, an4 John Leama, RANKS GREATLY ARE DISHED Enrollment Is Reduced To Almost Half Within Week ADOPT RESOLUTIONS Approximately half of the students of the University have taken advantage of the recent faculty ruling, giv ing credit for the rest of the year's work to those who will return to the farm and put in a food or feed crop, leaving the students ranks greatly thinned. The number has been fur ther diminished by several students entering military service. Among the most recent enlistments are: Herndon J. Evans, of Frank fort, and fflmer B. Allen, of George town, who joined the Kentucky Na tional Guards Tuesday morning. W. S. Rust, of Canada, and J. McGowan, of Bagdad, will leave in a few days to enlist in the coast artillery. Only 100 men are now left of the Be400 in the University battalion. of cause of the loss of twenty-eigh- t forty members, 'the band disbanded Tuesday. Band members have been transferred to the signal corps, which had been reduced to a very few men. Hardest hit by the farm" movement are the College of Law and the College of Agriculture, of which departments almost the en tire enrollment have left. In other collegea the Junior and Senior classes are only slightly diminished, while a number of Freshmen and Sophomores from all departments have returned to the farm. Discontinuance of athletics for the remainder of the year has been by the Athletic Committee, but no action has been taken. Track worlf has been practically suspended as several leading members of the squad have already left. Meets with and the University of Cincinnati have been cancelled by those "back-tothe- d Van-derbl- )4i, gergetti4tjf. . VIRGIL CHAPMAN TO EDIT LAW JOURNAL DR. TIGERT RESIGNS The Keys and Mystic Thirteen, Sophomore and Junior honorary societies of the University, wore ordered dissolved by the faculty in special meeting Friday. This action was taken on the recommendation of the Discipline Committee after they tried the members of the two societies on the charge of giving a dance at the Phoenix Hotel last Friday evening in violation of the faculty rules and regulations for University dances. A rule was passed two years ago requiring the annual dance of these organizations and several others to be held on the campus. Committees from the two societies said that a lack of facilities for a proper entertainment on the campus was the reason the dance was held at the Phoenix. STUDENT (Continued on Page 8) No. 29 TO MEREST FRACTION Virgil Chapman, of Lexington, was f last week appointed for the ensuing year of the Kentucky Law Journal, monthly publication of tho students of the College of Law, by Dean W. T. Lafferty and the faculty of the college. Ben H. Scott, of Louisville, was named business manager. Both are Juniors in the Law Department. The Kentucky Law Journal is is sued monthly by the students and has a circulation among the lawyers of every county in Kentucky. Some of the ablest lawyers in the State and nation are contributors to its columns. Messrs. Chapman and Scott expect to have their periodical adopted as the official organ of the Kentucky Bar Association, and place it on a sound financial basis before September. AS ATHLETIC COACH editor-in-chie- Only One Company Now Left of Three Hundred Cadets FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN "The transfer of Kentucky from the Eastern Department to the Central Department of the Army of the United States renders military affairs of the University so uncertain that it is impossible to say just what will happen in the future," said Captain Fairfax Tuesday. The pesent organization of the remaining students will be continued and drill will proceed as has been (he custom in previous years. One large company has 'been formed from the remains of the four companies and the men who formerly drilled in the morning company will be transferred to the afternoon period. Since so many of the members of the band have left, there will 'be no more practicing of music and the band will confine Itself to drill. The signal corps will form another unarmed detachment. At the first of April there were about 300 men in the battalion. Now there are about 110. Others are signifying their intentions of leaving daily and the commandant expects that no .more than fifty will remain for inspection. of guard Only the ceremonies mounting and company inspection can be carried on with a single company and the commandant has abandoned the schedule of drill recently adopted Capin preparation for inspection. tain Fairfax does not know whether he will be called away before inspection, but the sergeant recently named as his helper here will arrive about the 27th or 28th of this month. The inspecting officer will be sent from the department headquarters this year. There has been no notice or order concerning the staging of a problem, as yet, in connection or "sham-battle- " That will be with the inspection. held or not at the pleasure of the inspection officer. Captain Fairfax wishes it known that no applications for positions as officers in next year's battalion will be considered. All officers will be appointed toy him and no application will have weight. STEWART IS WINNER OF ESSAY CONTESTS was winner of the short-storand essay contests which were held by the Patterson Literary Society Saturday night. F. O. Mayes took second honors in both contests. The prizes were books donated by President Emeritus James K. Patterson. Judges of the contest were: Herbert Sehaber, Roy Scott and J. D. V. Chamberlain, members of the Union Society. H. L. Stewart CATS BUT TIGERS HOME DIAMOND 3 ON TO 0 Triple and Three Doubles Disastrous For Scott Countians MAC VERY EFFECTIVE The walloping Wildcats continued march to baseball championship honors Tuesday after noon, when they put the kibosh on the Georgetown Tigers in their own cage by the count of 3 to 0. their triumphant McClellan showed that he had lost nothing of the effectiveness that marked his first appearances, and had the Scott countians swinging wildly at the places where they only thot the ball was. Two hits, both by Moss, told the whole story for the home team. The Cats bagged nine hits, Scott, Captain Curtis Park and Rodes getting two each. Waters, Cambron and and the the captain got redoubtable 'Doc" lashed one to the fence for three. Centre College and Kentucky will play on Stoll Field this afternoon. (Continued on Page Five) PROHI. CONTEST TO BE HELD AT GEORGETOWN The State oratorical contest of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Prohibition Association will be held at Georgetown College, Saturday evening, at 7:30 o'clock. The University of Kentucky will be represented by Thos. L. Creokmore, whoso subject "Is "Prohibition aud Patriotism." Tho girls of Rucker Hall will glvo a reception to tho delegates Saturday afternoon. All students of the University are invited to attend. Delegates will leave on the 2:05 car. The sessions will coutinue thru Sunday. Dr. D. Leigh Colvin, of New York, and Hon. H. V. JHoChesney, of Frankfort, are tho principal speakers. Will Occupy Chair of Philosophy Again Next September NO SUCCESSOR NAMED Dr. John J. Tigert, athletic coach this year, has resigned his position as head of athletics at the University, and will again occupy the chair of philosophy, resuming his teaching in September. Under the terms of a leave of absence from the philosophy professorship, Dr. Tigert was to notify the Executive Committee not later than March 1 whether he preferred to continue his athletic work or return to his academic work. He advised the trustees that he would resume his classroom work next September. As yet, the Athletic Committee has not discussed a probable coach for next year other than to authorize President Barker- - to treat with Dr. Tigert, but negotiations ended with Assistant the latter's resignation. athlete Coach Tattle, star and coach at the University for two years, has not decided what he will do next year, but it is probable that he will accept a fellowship in another university to continue his studies along with his coaching. He, however, will return to the University It j a fair offer is proffered him. gymnasium director, S. A. Boles, has assisted in coaching football and track in addition to directing all athletics. He will remain at the University. iTo Dr. Tigert belongs the credit for getting athletics at the University on a strong basis. He developed a team that "did Purdue" in 1915, and held the undefeated Tennessee Volunteers, candidates for the Southern Championship, to a tie in the Thanksgiving game at Knoxville. He has developed the team composed of Doc Rodes. Haydon, Grabfelfler and Captain Brittain. Dr. Tigert came to the University in September, 1912, from Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he had been president for two years. He first assisted Coach Sweetland. In 1913 he became head coach, assisted by Brum-age- . He became athletic director In 1915, assisted by Coaches Tuttlo and Park, and in this Beason, he developed tho machine that wrought havoc with the Southerners. NEW STROLLERS AWARDED PINS. Tho Strollers last Thursday awarded pins to the members in tho cast of the "Lion and the Mouse," who have not boon in previous performances of They are: Misses tho Strollers. Marie Collins, Angela Morancy, Mamie Miller Woods, Margaret Wilkinson, Freda Lomou, Venule Duley and Martha Buckman; Gus Gay, Herndon Evans, Grover Creech, W. C. Draddy ' and Gordon Marsh.