THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
University of Kentucky
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. APRIL 26, 1917.
MYSTIC 13 AND KEYS
ARBOR DAY AND TAP
Tree To Be Planted and
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
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
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
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.
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.
an4 John Leama,
Enrollment Is Reduced To
Almost Half Within
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.
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
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
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.
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Virgil Chapman, of Lexington, was
last week appointed
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
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
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
daily and the commandant expects
that no .more than fifty will remain
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
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
H. L. Stewart
CATS BUT TIGERS
Triple and Three Doubles
Disastrous For Scott
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.
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
the captain got
redoubtable 'Doc" lashed one to the
fence for three.
Centre College and Kentucky will
play on Stoll Field this afternoon.
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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
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
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
the latter's resignation.
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
to continue his studies
along with his coaching. He, however, will return to the University It
a fair offer is proffered him.
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
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
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.