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[5] > Image [5] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1916-16-oct25-ec.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

.I further move that the course of instruction outlined by the tresident and Captain Fairfax be submitted to the Gommittee of De--ns and that they be directed to cooperate with this Committee which we will appeint. Motion seconded by "'r. Johnston, carried. Captain Fatrfax- I may be wrong in what I am going to say. I are not going to ask you to act upon it now, but to think it over and decide whether to change your policy. 'here is a lot of jeering done by the upper elasemen at the lower classmen who drill. If it were made a rule that everybody had to drill as is the custom in Germany or any other foreign coun- try, there would be no Jeering by the upper clasemen. I think my department is the most unpopular, but the popularityof it would be increased if every man had to do his part. I ani a stranger here and not familiar with things, but had to call a young man dorn for jeering the other day. I tiink he whould. have been called before the discipline committee and reprimand- ed. his jeering Al1ces an odium on my department that makes it very unpopular. 1 think it it a Iase of the upper classmen trying to Hput it over" the lower. don't ask for universal drill but it would do away with a lot of the unpopular feeling and jeering.A ask you to consider it in your mind and store it away for future reference. ^ believe my department w~uld be more efficient if everybody was compelled to drill. believe you will come to it within five years and I think It worth while. Ur. Stoll-lVhat solution other Ithan making everybody drill woald do away with this jeering? lt is not the jeering; it Is the spirit underlying the jeering. Captain Fairfax- I would have to give it more careful consideration. arn new at it and can not give you a panacea for it now other than universal drill. Captain Fairfax- I have had twenty-six years of service, twelve in the rank8. I have seen a man knocked down for lo king ugly and not saying a word. I dontt want to make my department a guard house. Mr. Stoll_ hhat is the difference between jeering at one of your Military companies and a man sticking his hld in the class room and jeering at the class? I don#% see any differ- ence. Ihat would you do to a boy who would stick his head in a class room and jeer at a class? President- I think that should come before the Ois8iplline Committee. Mr. Stoll- "'hat would they do with them? It seems to me that the same method could be used In handling one as the other. Mr. drown- t has always been just this way. Xhe upper classmen have always jeered at the boys that drilled.