THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AT LAST
C. W. Hackensmith Will Be Godfather of Greeks
ILLINOIS COACH The 'Cats' Papa
GAME TO BE
?T 7-PLANS BIG
Seen from the Press Box
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
A DANCING HALFBACK
Willie Captain "Floppy" Forquer was running for sheriff, Shipwreck
Kelly was winning track meets, Barnacle Bill Colker was Inspecting
China, and Skipper Ellis Johnson was galloping about a baseball diamond,
Carey Spicer was having his fun in his own way. After winning a tennis
championship one afternoon last summer, Spicer sneaked away to Joy-lan- d
with a certain fair lady and entered a dancing contest. When all
was said and done, Spicer was crowned champion tripper.
Coach Bob Nevland's troubles if any down at Knoxvllle correspond
with the troubles of Coach Carnage. The Major Is hunting two tackles
and a guard. Mr. Oamage also would appreciate a few extra tackles.
In looking over the 1930 Tennessee roster, Major Neyland finds
Hack, Mack, Dodd, and Disney on deck again. The first three of these
gentlemen have not played in a losing game in the last two years.
Tennessee came her closest to defeat in 1928 in a 0 to 0 tie with Kentucky, and again in 1929 in a 6 to 6 tie with the Wildcats. This will
be Tennessee's last chance to beat Kentucky with one of the best
teams in the Volunteer's history and Kentucky has ideas of her own.
And speaking of material from the freshman ranks the Tennessee
frosh took measure of the Kentucky Kittens, 7 to 6, last year at Knoxvllle.
The Volunteer veteran backfleld is bolstered with Faust, Brackett,
Gillespie and Reincke, quarters; Allen, Blumberg, McColllster, Robinson,
Whittaker, and Warfleld, halfbacks; Cox, Decker and Kohlhose, fullbacks.
Centre College will meet the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, October 4 as one game on one of the most ambitious schedules attempted
by the Colonels in recent years. Centre also plays Northwestern, Kansas
Aggies,. .Wabash, Chattanooga and others.
MAYBE HE'S A WEATHER MAN
"The Georgia Bulldogs this year stand out as the best football team in
the Southern Conference," thus sayeth the illustrious Ed Danforth, Atlanta sports writer, whose business it is to prophecy as to who's who in
the Southern Conference.
If you will recall, Mr. Danforth's solemn warning to a waiting
football world last fall was "Watch Clemson!". And if you remember, Kentucky1 watched Clemson so well on Stoll field that the final
score was 44 to 6 with the Wildcats on the long end. Edward had
a tough time "explaining" that one.
We sincerely believe that Georgia has a wonderful team way down
South on Sanford field. And we would rate the Bulldogs along with
Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, but to say that they stand out
as the best in the conference is merely an overflow of home town pride.
Danforth visited the Wildcats here on the third day of practice, and
Coach Gamage did not make a show of his squad. Why should he? Signal practice and blocking was the order of the day. We would like to
have Mr. Danforth up for an afternoon's scrimmage a la Johnson and
COACH DellART TOOTS HIS HORN
What are we supposed to think of Coach Jimmy Dellart's declaration that Duke University will have a whiz of a football team this year,
and that snorts writers are making themselves ridiculous in overlooking
his Carolinians in the championship race? The facts we have to go by
are that Duke won four games and lost six last year and those six by
DeHart has a string of lettermen back and an excellent group
of sophomores. Kentucky would do well to heed the warning. Anyway, Duke must play six other teams before the Wildcats trek over
to Durham and we expect to have a pretty good idea by then as to
bow well DeHart knows what he is talking about.
Five Southern Conference colleges open their 1930 football schedules
tomorrow. Of this number, two Washington and Lee and Virginia
will be watched with Interest by Kentucky. It not only Is possible, but
probable that Uncle Harry damage will have someone one deck at both
tussels. Neither should have much trouble In disposing of their opening
and Virginia with Roanoke.
games: W. & L. with Randolph-Maco- n
Saturday, September 27, Duke, another of Kentucky's foes this
year, will assist in Inaugurating the 1930 Southern Conference dispute In a game with South Carolina. This is the only conference
game scheduled before October 4, when nearly all the teams open
their big guns. All of Kentucky's seven conference opponents will
play games September 27.
Georgia Tech is the only other conference team besides Kentucky to
open the 1930 season October 4.
A veritable football feast, appetizing enough to tickle the palate of
the most meticulous sports epicure,
has been prepared for the ensuing
season by the country's major
At least 27 of the country's leading gridiron conflicts will be put on
the air by the National Broadcasting Company and the Columbia
Broadcasting System, according to
announcements today from headquarters of both networks. Not a
single contest of any Importance
has been overlooked.
The football broadcasts begin on
September 27, but there will be a
break during the first and second
weeks of. October when the world's
occupy the sporting
limelight. Definite plans for world's
series broadcasts have not yet been
evolved but it is expected that both
chains will carry complete descriptions of the particular classic.
Graham McNamee and William
Munday, of the National Broadcasting Co., and Ted Husing, of the
have been chosen by their respective companies to do the football
microphoning. The former compa
ny plans to put on the air at least
two games a week, probably sup
plementing the WJZ and WEAF
networks with a Pacific coast hookup.
Columbia's schedule is as follows: September
27, Army-Bosto- n
University at West Point; October
4, Southern Methodist-Notr- e
at South Bend; October 18, Army-Harva- rd
at Cambridge; October 25,
of Pittsburg; November 1, Princeton-Chicag- o;
November 8, University of
at New York; November 15,
at Princeton; November 22, Penn-Corne- ll
Philadelphia; November 29, Army-Not- re
Dame at Chicago.
The schedule of the National's
WEAF network is as follows; October 11,
Point; October 18, Harvard -- Army at
Boston; October 25, Harvard-Dartmouat Cambridge; November 1,
at New Haven;
NoNovember 8 (unannounced);
Princeton; November 22,
at New Haven; November 29,
Stanford on the
Over the network headed by
WJZ, the following games will be
broadcast: October 11, Navy-NotDame at South Bend; October 19
(unannounced;) October 25, Army-Yal- e"
at New Haven; November 1,
November 8, Harvard-Michiga- n
Cambridge; November 15, Southern
at Baltimore; No
at Annapolis; November 29, Army-Notr- e
Dame at Chicago.
The National Broadcasting Company also is planning to carry the
game at New
York as one of Its Thanksgiving
The schedules of the chains have
been carefully worked out and only
In three Instances
Dame, Nober 15; and Army-Notr- e
Football broadcasts In the past
have been extremely popular and,
perhaps, have stimulated interest
in the sport to a large degree.
L. Niel Plummer is
Added to Faculty
Former Student Accepts Position on Journalism and
Mr. L. Niel Plummer, former city
editor of the Lexington Herald, and
a graduate of the University, has
resigned his position with the Herald and has accepted a part time
position on the staff of the department of Journalism. He will be in
charge of four sections of freshman Journalism.
Mr. Plummer has also been employed by the Athletic Council as
its publicity representative for the
current year. He entered upon his
duties In the latter position early
While attending the University,
Mr. Plummer was well known on
the campus, especially in Journalistic circles. He served for two
years on the Kernel staff, holding
the position of managing editor
at the end of that time.
Mr. Plummer Is a member of
Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity,
Sigma Delta Chi. men' honorary
Intramural Greeks will have a
new godfather this year. C. W.
Hackensmith. who halls from Ot- 'towa, 111., and claims the Univer
sity of Illinois as his alma mater,
has been named to succeed Sid
Roblson, and Hackensmith plans to
give the university Greeks all the
action they want.
Hackensmlth's ambition to make
Intramural athletics at Kentucky
bigger and better and his genial
manner and appearance
participation race more Interesting than
The schedule for this fall Includes
tennis, golf and cross country. Immediate plans are being made to
get the tennis and golf tournaments
underway and Hackensmith Is anxious for the various fraternities to
get their candidates on the firing
Announcements will be sent
out in the near future with instructions as to registration.
Plans for the intramural participation club race this year includes
all the events of last year with the
exception of roller skating which
failed to arouse much Interest last
year. If there is an addition to the
card, it will be fencing. In view of
the fencing class being started at
the university this year, Hackensmith believes that a tournament
would draw sufficient entries.
Intramural managers of last year
and any sophomores interested are
requested to get in touch with
Hackensmith at once. Any sophomore who wishes to become acquainted with the managing end of
sports and is willing to put in part
of his spare time in the intramural
office Is eligible to try out for one
of the positions.
Trophies will be awarded to Individuals and teams In each of the
sports, Hackensmith said.
Students Are Urged
To Get Stirred Up
While at the university, for
health's sake get stirred up about
something. We are assured by members of the medical fraternity that
this stirring up Is most beneficial
for the liver of the individual involved and it is our conviction that
it will be for the good of the university in general if such takes place
with every student at McGlll.
Form opinions, take some side
and, if possible, express your convictions in talk, and, if allowable, by
There are enough Issues around
the campus to get "het" up about
something. If the Issues presently
do not seem to provoke some
thought In your mind, "start someThe argumentative town council thing." If anywhere, we expect to
lor was on his feet, bent on pulver- see lrr a university some Indications
izing his opponents.
that there is a conflict of opinion.
"Mr. Chairman," he said. "Coun Conflict of opinion sharpens the wit.
cillor Jones says that this Is a case The wit sharpened is a ready lnstr-men
of six of one and a
of defence or aggression in all
the other. But I say no most em- walks of life. It may even, with the
phatically nol It is exactly the most ambitious, provide one with a
means of livelihood, so for health's
Coach Wallace Wade, who has a, habit of turning out winning teams
will become head coach at Duke next year.. Wade has already tossed his hat into the ring by sending two former Alabama players to Duke this year to teach the freshmen the Wade system of football,
THANKS, COACH BIERMAN
Way down South In New Orleans, Coach Bernle Blerman, the papa
of Tulane University s championship football team, is trying to patch up
the holes left by the graduation of Banker, Armstrong and other veterans.
Coach Blerman took time out from practice last week long enough
to say that Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia had the
best chances to cop the crown worn by Tulane. "Those fellows Just have
it," he explained. He rated Georgia Tech, Florida, Vanderbilt and Alabama in the first eight.
Coach Blerman has 60 candidates for his 1930 machine.
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We believe that Washington and Lee will have a "hidden player"
attack this fall, and we're going to tell Mr. Gamage, too. w; & L. has
backfleld man that the coaches are planning to use. They
call him "Dynamite Evans."
Everybody but the freshmen at Kentucky would like to know just
what Wallace Wade is thinking of these days when someone mentions the Wildcats. It seems that not so many years ago, Mr. Wade
said anyway this Is Kentucky's last chance to make him swallow it.
Wade goes to Duke next year.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, one of the conference schools not
very well known here, has a freshman football squad of 200. Old Josh
Cody is looking over a group of 105 yearlings at Clemson this fall.
For the information of golfers at Kentucky, tickets at the Picadome
Golf Club may be purchased from Daddy Boles at the men's gymnasium,
three for one dollar. Said tickets are not good on Saturdays and
By VERNON D. ROOKS
Football days should be happy days at Kentucky this
year. Coach Harry Gamage asks that we do not present
him with the championship until he has a chance to win it
but we feel generous.
True, the season at Kentucky is still two weeks in the
future; and true, there are seven undefeated Southern Conference teams on the Wildcat schedule; and true, there's
many a slip, etc., but we're sorry, Mr. Gamage, but we're
going to parlay your Cats straight on through.
Kentucky has never won the
Southern Conference champion
ship and it seems strange to be
talking of such. The sports writers also are finding it hard to
stomach. They drop subtle hints
about Alabama and Tennessee,
and some even suggest that Kentucky should wait another year.
WE NEED DETECTIVES
Alabama and Tennessee will not
beat Kentucky this year. If there
is a hitch in the conference program it will come at the hands of
Duke, Virginia, V. M. I., or Washington and Lee. Papa Gamage and
Assistant Papa Shively will nurse
the Wildcats day and night for the
two big boys, and we are afraid that
one of the four will slip in and
knock out the props when someone
leaves the gate open. Anyway, it
might not be a bad idea to keep an
eye on the whole bunch.
I know people who will swear that
Gamage has been caught smiling
during practice sessions this year.
He doesn't like to admit It; In fact,
he won't, but some of us believe
that Mr. Gamage has a good football team and knows it.
The only bug-beIn the Wildcat camp seems to be a lack of
reserves at the tackle and halfback positions. Kentucky has one
of the best "first teams" in the
that it takes at least two "first
teams to win a championship and
he is spending these warm September afternoons trying to make
twins out of each man on the first
string. He would even make triplets,
THE "GUESS WHO" LINE
In the middle of his line this year
he will plant Howard Williams. On
the other side of the scrappy
Forquer and Frank Seale
ter he will place Captain (Sheriff)
ev(maybe.) At the tackles it looks
Motorists kill one rabbit for
ery mile of U. S. roadway in a year. like Babe Wright and Robert Kipping (another maybe.) The,end proThe State Fish and Game Commis- bably will be Kenneth Andrews and
sion of New Jersey last fortnight George Yates. That's our idea of
announced that It had ordered 20,- - the first string line at present and
Probably will go through a dozen
000 Western cottontails .io replace-U- 1
unfortunate Eastern cottontails run evolutions and look like another
team by the time Sewanee hits this
over by automobiles. The Westerntown.
ers will be delivered next spring.
Another line-u- p
pot far behind, if
Rabbits are found in great num- any,
be Bill Luther and
bers along highways, chiefly at
night. Some game commissioners the older Wilder, at center;
thing they come out of the chilly Swede Johnson and Conrad Rose
woods to lie in the warm roadside with sprinklings of Tony Gentil,
sand. Others have suggested that Frank Goggins, and Noel Ingle at
guards; Burton Aldridge, Robert
they find food thrown out by mo- Montgomery,
torists. Best explanation may be and the younger Tuttle, John Drury
that they, like many other animals, tackles, and JakeWilder around the
are attracted by the lights of pass- Cavana
ing cars. The glare blinds them. Gamage and Darrel Darby at to
doesn't know what
They either race in front of the au- with Lawrence "Big"
squat down in the high- has
been playing all along the line
Although New Yori:'j wild
rabbit death rate Is as high as New and KELLY the Backfleld.
Jersey's. New York plans this year
Shipwreck Kelly and Skipper
to stock only with snow shoe rabEllis Johnson will do most of the
bits, which go to the mountain disground gaining over blue grass
of Stoll field this fall, barring inCottontails raise at least two litjuries. Kelly has been running
ters per season with an average of
rampage through scrimmage
eight to a litter. New Jersey's new ups and Johnson promises tosetbe
but for automobiles a triple threat man with no supand other foes, would number eriors.
around 180,000 by the end of a
Kelly spent part of the summer
running in track meets and he
sake and economic reasons get stir- brought all the speed back to Lexred up about something. McGlll ington. He has never looked better
in practice, and if he keeps his
health, and head, he will make history this fall.
Johnson Is rated above Kelly by
some of the old heads in the gentle
art of ball "toting." Johnson can
run, and he can pass. The Skipper
has a quick punt that also is pleasing Gamage. Johnson received a
bruised hip at the hands of Frank
"Pap" Gogln. former Danville hieh
school star, last Friday, and remained out of uniform for several days.
ruirrs mvo RENEWED
Jack Phipps and Tom Phlpps
have renewed the feud at fullback
and It looks like the "young feller"
Is getting the best of it. Old Tom
has been a bear on defense in the
early scrimmages, but Gamage is
afraid of his trick shoulder and has
been keeping him on offense most
of the time.
Carey Spicer, Dick Richards,
and Bo Meyers are first string
backs with gobs of promise. Richards kissed goodbye to a bad
Charlie horse suffered in the Alabama game last year and is being
worked at half and full. Meyers,
who cut capers in the Clemson
game with Kelly, has been getting
loose for long runs in scrimmage
and Spicer is still bouncing around
catching passes and sidestepping
BABBIT BACKS ON HAND
Tftv "rabbit" backs on the Big
vr up me I
Blue Malcolm Foster, E. Evans.
George Blckel, H. B. Baker and
Cecil Urbanlak are all in good condition.
Louis Toth may get his
chance this year. Otho McElroy is
back looking big as a barn, tut McElroy must find more speed.
Coming candidates for the end
positions include Ralph Elevens,
James Frye and George Skinner.
Gamage and Shively, and Pete
Drury, have a nice family of football players running aroud the lot.
If they can bring them up to the
way good little football players
should go, we look for a bad season
for Kentucky's opponents.
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Captain "Floppy" Forquer won the heavyweight boxing crown at
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