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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
LAND SCRIP SOLD
FOR $1 65,000
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Area of 330,000 Acres Given by
Congress Brings Fifty Cents
an Acre at
to the Thirtieth of May
Military Field Day
2 to 4 p. m.
Regimental Parade and Drills
'Presentation of commissions tp graduates of the Advanced Course by Major
General William Weigel
to the Corps
Presentatipn of students selected for the Advanced
Awarding c prizes and medals.
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Central Kentucky, Lafayette
Dedication of the Henry W. Wendt Shop, 2:30 p. m.
'Public inspection of shops and laboratories of the College of Engineering,
3 to 5 p. m.
Engineering Carnival at the University Gymnasium
8 to 12 p. ni.
"The Senior Ball will be held in the University Gymnasium,
Friday, May 27, ,9 p. m.
(Breakfast to the Senior Class given by President and Mrs. McVey, Maxwell
Class Day Exercise on the Campus,
a. m., followed by the Senior
Business Meeting of Alumni Association, Romany Theater,
11:30 a. m.
Meeting of Board of Trustees, President's Office, 11:30 ;a. m.
in honor of Trustees, Alumni and Senior's,' Patterson Hall,
12:30 p. m.
SPiesident and Mrs. McVey at home to Alumni and Guests, Maxwell Place,
4:30 to 6 p. m.
CHAPTER VIII (Continued)
Kentucky realized little or nothing
from. its land scrip. We had just
emerged from the Civil War. Institutions of learning in the South and
Southwest were prostrate. Many of
the states were bankrupt Kentucky
suffered much during the Civil War,
but in no proportion commensurate
with its area. Notwithstanding this,
people in Kentucky were thinking of
anything else than, education. The
land scrip representing. 330,000 acres
of public land were placed
state in the hands of the sinking fund
They appointed Madcommissioners.
ison C. Johnson, ranked at that time
as the ablest lawyer and the best business man in Kentucky, to Negotiate
,the sale of their land scrip. He went
east and without exercising much discretion placed the stock upon the market and sold it for fifty cents per acre,
realizing from that magnifiicent domain giyen by Congress for the" foundation and endowment of a college to
supply, its citizens instruction in agri
culture and the mechanic arts, only
$165,000. Even this small sum seem
ed a large endowment to' institutions,
established for higher learning, which
up until that time thought themselves
well provided with an endowment
fund of $100,000 or $150,000.
The college was placed in successful operation with a small, but able
and energetic faculty, and supplied
instruction as best it could with the
means at its disposal. They managed
tolerably well to give instruction in
the rudiments of physics, chemistry,
botany and zoology, thus laying the
foundation for a system cf practical
education which it was hoped would
come into being when the income of
the institution became larger. But
practical instruction was out of the
question. There were no laboratories
.other than those of the most rudimentary character and no instruction
of a practical character possible un- -
Stroller . Play, Romany
Inc., of New
York. Her address is Box 317, Gen-er- ol
Post Office, Ne.W York City.
. SUNDAY, MAY TWENTY-NINT- H
John William Lindsay is a County
TheBaccalaureate 'Service of the University will be held at the University Agricultural Agent and is located in
' Gymnasium at 3:30 p. m.
Summersvile, W. Va.
Jasper Johnson McBrayer is an atPresident Frank LeRond McVey, presiding.
torney with offices at 404 Guaranty
t The Address to the Graduating Class is to be delivered by the Reverend Bank building, Lexington, Ky.
Roy Hagan Kleiser,
John Edwin McClure is County Agricultural Agent for Daviess county
Minister, Park Methodist Church, Lexington.
and is stationed at Ownesbor.o, Ky.
Sara Winn McConnell (Mrs. Lloyd
MONDAY, MAY THIRTIETH
W. Neville) is living in Arlington,
.Charles Ellsworth McCormick is
10 a. m.
with the Ford Motor Company and
lives at 1613 Beechwood avenue, DeThe Commencement Exercises will take place in the' University Gym troit, Mich.
nasium. The procession will form in front of the President's house.
John Dacosta Maddox is sales repThe commencement address will be delivered by the
resentative for the Babcock and WilMassey, Minister PlenipotenHonorable Vincent
cox Company of Barberton, Ohio. He
is located at 6357 Monitor street,
tiary from Canada to the United States. "
The address will be followed by .the conferring of degrees and the announce- Edna Rogers Martin (Mrs. Fred '"J.
ment of honors by President Frank LeRond McVey.
Wehrle, Jr.), is living in Midway, Ky.
Ruth Elizabeth Matthews lives at
660 South Limestone street, Lexington, Ky.
Washington, D. C.
Mary Ricketts Mayes is principal
Joseph Samuel McMurty is a farmHigh
of the Camargo Consolidated
er and lives in Vine Grove, Ky.
school on R. R. 6, Mt. Sterling, Ky.
Brooks McMurty (Mrs. H.
James Cleveland Melvin is with the
E. Redding) lives in Texarkana, Ark. Veterans Department of the Univer1917
Her address is R. R. 4.
sity of Alabama at Auburn, Ala.
Elizabeth Thane Kastle (Mrs. John
Joseph Matthews McNamara lives
Bertha Klein Miller (Mrs. William
Scott Boyd Pratt) is living at 1734 in Germantown, Ky.
Godnick), is living at Apartment 2
Anopune street," Honolulu, H. I.
Charles Hartford Matherly is book- - 'D, 319 St. John's Place, Brooklyn,
Arthur Sewell . Kelley is living in keeper for the standard Sanitary
Manufacturing Company of Louisri
Harry ,L. Milward is with the
Fowler Orem LaMaster is a farmer ville, Ky. His address is 718 South
Coal, Corporation at Anco, Ky.
and stock raiser in Eminence, Ky.
Helen Elizabeth Morris (Mrs. EvEarl Mayhew is County Agricul- erett Price Bleidt) lives at 405 Rose
Elmer Lee Lambert is with the
Davey Tree Expert Company and tural Agent for Knox county and is Lane, Lexington, Ky.
lives at 109 Mason street, Mt. Au- stationed in Barbourville, Ky.
Samuel Helm Morton is head of the
Vaught Mills is superintendent of history department of the high school
burn, Cincinnati, Ohio. t
Clinton Frazier Lee is exchange en- schools in Bellevue, Ky. His address' at Owensboro, Ky.
gineer for the Cumberland Telephone is 304 Taylor avenue.
Murray Matthews Montgomery is
and Telegraph Company and lives at
Everett Edward Kelley is a physia captain in the United States Army cian and is located at 161 Northeast
Dernesnil street, Louisville, Ky.
Margaret Clair McCarthy (Mrs. G. and is with the R.O.T.C. at the A. & Second street, Miami, Fla.
T. Riordan) lives at 815 Monroe M. College of Texas, College Station,
Alvin Kohn is construction superTexas
street, Newport, Ky.
intendent for the Highway ConstrucLee Stephen Moore is with the Fed- tion Company of Cleveland, Ohio. His
Luther Cleveland McClanahan is
assistant branch manager for the eral Reserve Bank in Louisville, Ky. address is 1459 East One Hundred
William Shultz Moore is sales en and Fifth street.
Buffalo Forge Company and is located at 7240 Race street, Homewood, gineer for the Armstrong
Simeon Eldridge Leland is profesand is located in Louisville, Ky, sor in the College of Commerce of the
Chenault is a farmer and
University of Kentucky.
Aileen Gilbert Kavanaugh Mrs. W.
lives in Richmond, Ky.
Jacob Liebschutz is chemical enBerthus Boston Mclnteer lives at M. Bogges) lives in Lawrenceburg, gineer for the Sinclair Oil Company
396 Linden Walk, Lexington, Ky.
and lives at 829 South First strqet,
Lela May Kerswill (Mrs. L. H, Louisville, Ky.
James Edward McMurtrey is an asc
sistant physiologist with the United Bauer) lives at 2217 Slaughter ave
Austin Page Lilly lives at 7 Men-tel- le
States Department of Agriculture, nue, Louisville Ky.
Park, Lexington, Ky.
Freda Blanche Lemon is secretary
and lives at 7 'H' street, Northwest,
Mamie McCann is an attorney with
offices in the McClelland Building,
G. Lee McCann is state represenHERE IS A BLANK FOR YOU
tative of the Allyn and Bason Company and lives in Bardstown, Kyi
James Ellyson McClelland is a sales
engineer for the American Blower
Enclosed find check for $50.00 for a life membership" in the
Company, 140 South Dearborn street,
Alumni Association of the University of Kentucky. It"is underChicago, III.
Lillian Frances McConnell is teachstood that this money is to go to an Alumni Fund, the principal
ing in the Junior High school, Lexof which is to be held in trust and the income alone used for
ington, Ky. Her address is 549,,West
the running expenses of the Association.
Assistant to the
Registrar at Louisville
Miss Catherine (Kitty) Conroy, a
graduate of the University of Ken
tucky and a member of the class of
1923 recently was appointed to the
position of assistant registrar of the
University of Louisville. Hpr Appointment was made known immediately after the meeting of Institute ;iiiiuiiiuuaiiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinwmm:
of Registrars held on the campus of
the University of Kentucky during
April. She attended this meeting in
an unofficial capacity.
Miss Conroy is at present principal
of the school a the Louisville and
Jefferson County Children's Home
and will not assume her new duties
until in June. She was appointed to
the new position by President George
Colvin, of the University
ville and former head of the Louis
ville and Jefferson County Children's
Home. She will be assistant to Miss
Margaret Kirwan, registrar of the
University of Louisville.
Miss Conroy during her four years
on the campus of the University of
Kentucky was one of the most popu
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lar and outstanding women students.
of the Kentuckian for 1923. In 1922 and again
in 1923 she was one of the six most
popular women students at the uni
versity and her picture appeared in
the popularity section of the Kentuc
kian each year.
The year following her graduation
from the university she taught in
the high school at LaGrange and the
year following accepted the position
that she now holds with the Chil
IS U. OF K. GRAD
Julius S. Pinkerton, Member of
Class of 1917, Is in American Diplomatic
Julius S. Pinkerton, who was grad
uated from the University of Ken-- .
tucky with the class of 1917 and who
now is United States Consul at Lisbon landed in New York, May 4, and
came immediately to Versailles, his
old home, for a vacation of several
months. He returned to the Unites
States aboard the Italian liner Gui
Mr. Pinkerton is the son of Mr. and
MJrs. Samuel Pinkerton, of Versailles
His visit home wilj be his first since
he entered the army during the World
War. He is a graduate of Versailles
High school and the University of
Kentucky, from which institution he
received his. diploma in 1917, immediately entering the service as a lieu
tenant and later being promoted to
When the war ended, Mr. Pinkerton entered the American diplomatic
service' at Paris, France, where he
was married. He was transferred to
Dublin, Africa, and thence to Lisbon,
Portugal. His wife and two children
are not accompanying him home. He
will stay in Versailles three months
before returning to Lisbon.
A NEW CAR
THE LOST LIST
we have run on this
page the names of some of the alumni
of the University of Kentucky who
we have lost connection with. This
has been done for the purpose of ob
taining correct addresses from those
of you who chance to know where one
or more of them are located. This
has been responsible for the locating
of a number of the lost sheep. Dur
ing the summer we will publish a new
Alumni Directory and in, order to
make this complete it is necessary
for us to obtain as many correct ad
dresses as is possible.
lists over and send in the addresses
you know. If you know
of all that
someone who might be able to give
us the correct information concerning
the lost ones tell us that also. Help
us to make the new directory 100 percent correct.
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der these conditions. The Agricultur
al College of Kentucky felt its disability in common with the rest of the institutions owing their existence to
the act of 1862, but how to remedy
the deficiency no one seemed tobe
able to lead the way.
In the summer of 1885, walking out
on the college campus one afternoon,
I chanced to meet a gentleman named
Hanna, of Shelby county, who had
been one of the opponents of the in
stitution in its effort to obtain additional income from the legislature
Though he had opposed
vehemently, in common with most of
his agricultural brethern, the impo
sition of the half cent tax, the per
sonal relations between him and me
had "remained pleasant. In conversa
tion about what the college was doing.
he incidently remarked that he had seen him, I ventured, upon the com
heard that a movement was on foot mendations which I had received of
to bring about a meeting of the repre- him .from varied sources, to make a
sentatives of agricultural colleges in definite arrangement with him to take
over the headship of our experiment
Washington, about midsummer,
made inquiry and found that his state station work. Time
ment was correct, but precisely the choice. Professor Scovell remained
object of the meeting I did not obtain with us from that time until the day
from him. Having ascertained the of his death in August 1912, and was
date of the meeting, I requested two largely instrumental in building up
of the trustees, namely Dr. R. J, the statipn and giving it an honorable
bpurr and Major P. P. Johnson, to place among the best in the country,
accompany me to Washington to at
I brought before the next legisla
tend the meeting. We ascertained ture which convened, the work that
a project was on foot tox establish had been done and insisted upon the
experimental stations in all the states legislature providing a definite and
of the union where an agricultural substantial income for the maintecollege existed, and to establish these nance of the station and its work. The
stations in immediate, connection with work of the station at that date
these colleges. The plan took definite would seem now to be of a very prim
shape. On my return, I immediately itive character, but it grew steadily
got into communication with sbme of and commended itself to the intelli
the larger colleges in the Northwest gent farmers of the commonwealth,
and attended the meeting of the With their aid, we had little difficulty
American Association for the Ad in obtaining from the legislature of
vancement of Science, held at Ann that year, an income from a royalty
Arbpr in the autumn of that year, I upon the sale of every package of
My object being o get into com- fertilizer sold in Kentucky. The an
munication with scientific men and nual income from thi source, then
especially with the younger class of relatively small, now amounting to
scientists from whom I might select nearly $60,000. This gave us a good
a man to place at the head of the start and from that day to this, the
experiment station of the Agricul- legislature has manifested an intel
tural and Mechanical College of Ken- ligent and liberal appreciation of the
tucky. After a somewhat extended work done by the experiment station
correspondence, I came into commun- and has not hesitated to vote liberally
ication with the late Professor M. A. as it grew the funds necessary for its
Scovell, and although I had never maintenance and' extension.
Harry Edward Maddox is with the Ernest Edgar Pittman '15
Charles Hartman Company of Brooklyn, New York.
His address is 925
Charles Stephenson Rainey '15'
St. Marks avenue.
Eliza Clay Mason lives in Paris,
College, New Mexico.
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Conroy, '23, Is Ap
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