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Image 11 of Kentucky alumnus, vol. 1-2, no. 09, 1917

Part of Kentucky alumnus

` I 1 THE KENTUCKY ALUMNUS. 9 { . rm by ' Members of the faculty, old and new students and other citizens gathered to I asso- hear Dr. McVeys talk on "VVhat is the Biggest Thing in the World." \ i In answer to the question, the speaker said, "friendship, a thing every one 1t Gi , can have according to his deserts." He showed many examplesof friendship fd that 'among literary men and women but pointed out that history has given us few, T {min V "Fiiendship," Dr. McVey continued, "is like the uniting of two chemicals. _ do m Certain elements are necessary to its maintenance. The person with nothing to ` i udms - give cannot be a friend. The first element friendship demands, is respect, assem i which includes mutual regard and mutual understanding. A friend allows us l wld b _ to see ourselves as others see us. It gives us our measure in terms of gggmi another's mind. V _ 1 ms The different types of friends, as Dr. McVey defined them, are the fair Drmauv I weather friend, the tried and true friend, intimates and the time-spending of me associate. Dr. McVey drew a distinction between friends and intimates, saying g _ that the intimate was a relationship based on deviltry and required no high T ` ideals as did friendship. He subdivided the classes of intimates into the Zoumil I parasitic intimate, who uscs your books, borrows yourmoney and steals your nest 0% ` time, the lonesome intimate who can contribute nothing, and the chattering . intimate. r n- . Egncgnd V Dr. McVey said with Browning that youth is the time of a great plan and V all such associates who can contribute nothing to the plan weakens the character. E ,i\,,.Si,,. `_ ln collegc," he said, is the time to form friendship that will last through life. . = Of pep ` ily wish is that every one at the University of Kentucky shall have such ` WM ,0 friends." as taken l _ _ lhc new Fnzsr Annrmss TO THE STUDENT Bonv. 4 "Whether Democracy shall be world wide, whether it shall encompass the globe or whether it shall be restricted and narrow, possibly wiped out altogether, , as gm, Z is the vital question before tl1e young men and women of today," said Dr. Sntmdm, . Frank L. McVey, speaking- on The Relationship of the VVorld Questions \Ne Of 0,],,,, 1 are Now Confronting, to the student body, when he made his first oHicial ndmm. appearance, as President of the University, in chapel Tuesday morning, Sep- . i ; tember IS. Democracy is the ruling principle that ought to apply to the world. { V How , President \/Vilson said in his immortal speech that the world must be safe for , A SIMM Democracy. I second his utterance. niversily Dr. McVey began at the formation of the Constitution of the United States Uiiiyor- _ and divided the big problems that have confronted this nation since then into i ,[C\`gy,il - four periods. He said that America passed through a critical period at the ard from time of the formation of the constitution. `\lVashiugton appreciated the dif- 4 ferences which were between tl1e colonies and advocated central government. I Tim purpose of the great leader was the foundation of a government that would Hitually govern, He wanted union and a binding government. Such things as { ipcl Sun- the Hartford Convention, the Missouri Compromise tended to hinder the pro- {tip year. @555 of the Federal Government. l ` l . r -. 1 . l l . I I t C