Collections: 
0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Image 1 of The Kentucky Kernel, December 1, 1928

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

item | thumbnails | details | text | pdf
Download this image
Best Copy Available The Council DID Co-opera- WILL You? te THE KENTUCKY KERNEL UNIVERSITY EXTRA OF VOLUME XIX LEXINGTON, KY., EXTRA KENTUCKY DECEMBER 1, 1928 NUMHER tQ BATTLE Fire Damages Men's Gymnasium; Loss Estimated at $8,000 BRILLIANT GAMAGEMEN PLAY Herald Reporter, and Former U. K. Student Ollie James, Discovers Blaze , CAMPUS Y. M. C. A. TO CONDUCT DRIVE SMOKE HANDICAPS MEN FIGHTING BLAZE, Annual Finance Campaign of Organization Will Take Place Firemen Are Required to Force December 3; Opens With DinDoors to Gain Entrance ner in Cafeteria. to Building Fire of unknown origin swept the Tuesday early Men's gymnasium morning causing a loss estimated at 36,000 to tho building with small dam Oliic James, for age to equipment. mer student at the University, now a Herald reporter, discovered tho fire as he was returning from work and turned in an alarm at 3:12 Tuesday morning. The loss is covered by. insurance. Five lines of hose woro laid after firemen had forced the doers and gain ed entrance to the building. Heavy clouds of smoke hindered work in the basement, but the fire was under control within an hour after tho alarm had been answered. - Although the blaze was first thought to have been of incendiary origin, investigation later proved this theory to be without foundation. However no definite cause for the fire has been advanced by Fire Chief Shely, who traced tho blazes from two rooms in the basement as it spread burning down heavy beams and joists and making the basketball court unsafe. The two dances which were planned to be held in the gymnasium Saturday will be held downtown, and the basketball practice will continue, University athletic officials having accepted the invitation tc make use of the gymnasium at the new Henry Clay high school. Equipment Not Damaged Equipment had been packed for the varsity football team's trip to TennesSmoke see and was not damaged. injured upstairs offices, but to no great extent. Blankets and uniforms kept in the downstairs lockers were partially impaired by water and smoke. The larger part of the equip-mewas carried from the building before any harm was done. of M. J. Crutcher, superintendent buildings and grounds, said that new placed unsupports would have to be der the new floor to replace the damaged ones, and that the building would have to be rewired. President McVey expressed his appreciation for the prompt action taken by Mr. James in turning in the alarm, in the following letter: My Dear Mr. James: I want to express to you my appreciation of your promptness in reporting the fire in the gymnasium building. If you had not reported it at the time the loss would have been very much greater. I much appreciate your assistance and help. Sincerely yours, FRANK L. McVEY. Pass Resolution on Death of Instructor Members of tho faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences last Monday issued a resolution in memory of DeWitt 0. Streyffeler, of the mathematics department, whoso death occurred November 21. The resolution follows: "We, the members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of tbo University of Kentucky, wish to voice our deep sorrow at the untimely death of our tt young colleague and friend, Mr. 0. Streyffeler, and to record the high esteem in which he was held not only as a moat promising young schol-a- r and teacher, but as a Christian gentleman of the highest chapter and most lovable spirit. "We ako desire to express to his heartbroken bride and to his sorrowing parents and family, our deep sympathy in their sore bereavement and g our gratitude that they have the remembrance of his gentle, unselfish, noble life." (Signed) J. MORTON DAVIS H. H. DOWNING D. E. SOUTH Committee on Resolutions. Pre-Mt- ds Will Hear Eminent Physician Dr. John W. Trawick, eminent Louisville physician, will address the Pre-Md- ll society at the December meeting to be held at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night, December 6, in tho physics lecture room of tho Civil and Dr. Trawick will Physics building. speak oa "The Christian Ideals of MediclM," and this talk will bo a part of the vocational guldanco program sponsored by the University Y. M. C. A. Because of this, all studenU and others interested in this field are requested to attend. , NJSW POSTOFFICE IS OPEN The Canpus book storo and University postoffice are now settled in their locations in the basement of McVoy kali aii art Qf for twinM. At a meeting of the freshman and senior cabinets of the V. M. C. A. held Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock final plans were made for the annual finance campaign which will take place Mondny evening December 3. Officers ; ind members wer.e enthusiastic over Mie prospects of tho success of the :ampaign and already over 100 students have offered their assistance in the drive. In outlining the purposes of the Y. M. C. A. for the coming year the ollowing budget was presented to the Office, memberfs of both cabinets: elcphone and telegraph, ? 25.00; printing and stationery, $75.00: post ige, $100; magazines, papers, records, itc, for reading room, $60.00; table repairs and supplies, $75.00; confer. ences and speakers, Slou; socials, ?160; Bible discussion program $00.00; "Y" publication, $40.00; social service, 25.00; traveling expenses, $100; em ployment secretary, $637; extension vork, $25.00; Southern Y. M. C. A. n raduate school, $50.00" Southern supervision, $100; missions, '.50.00; state Y. M. C. A. $30.00; Of $100; total $1,852. his amount to be expended by the association, $1,000 is expected to come 150 from trie from the students, jame room and $800 from the facul ty. Only two-thirof the money re vived from the faculty members goes to the treasury of the Y. M. C. A. d 3ince of the amount goes to the local Y. W. C. A. Probably one of the biggest fea tures of the "Y" program for the year is the bringing of a convocation The speaker for the University. speaker this year will be Dr. Charles ChiGilkey, from the University of cago, who will speak in Lexington the ariy part of the second semester. The Pitkin Club, the only student luncheon club on the campus, is also sponsored by the Y. M. C. A., as are the various socials held during the year. The campaign will open with a din ner at the University cafeteria, after which the workers will leave in pairs to canvass the various fraternities i and rooming houses. Police Court Fines U. K. Stadium Guard For Striking Youth Guy Chinn, guard at the University football stadium,, was fined $25 and costs in police court Tuesday morning on n charge of breach of the peace for boy in the head striking a vith a stick after the youth had slip football game beped in to see the tween the University of Kentucky r.nd V. M. I. on November 17. John Y. Brown Brown, Mr. Chinn's attorney, stated that the case would be appealed to the circuit court. Mr. Chinn had his choice of two alternatives, that of taking a $10 and costs fine from which no appeal could be made, or a $25 and costs fine with permit to make an appeal. After a conference with S. A. Boles, director of athletics, the young attorney an. nounced the case would be appealed. Shelby Sayre, tho boy who 'was struck, was reprimanded by Judge Bullock for trying to enter the stadium without paying. Ike Ott, Flies Here for Vkit Ex-Stude- nt Lieut. Ike Ott, former Wildcat football player, now stationed at Maxwell field, Montgomery. Ala., with the 22nd Observation squad, United States air corps, flew to Lexington Tuesday. Lieut. L. M. Bawsell, also stationed at Maxwell field accompanied Lieutenant Ott on the flight. From here the filers went to Louisville where they will leave for Nashville, Birmingham Lieutenant and on to Montgomery. Ott was a student in the University in 1920 and is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. EXTRA KERNEL Due to the Thanksgiving holiday regular Kernel was scheduled to appear on the campus this week. But due to the fact that the Stu-deCouncil resolution was passed and the Council wasted to get the resolution before the student body before tho dances Saturday, this extra edition was Issued. Since all of The Kernel staff did not remain in Lexington over the aeUday, we were not able to gather enough new news to fill the extra. Some of the news la this edition appear ed in the last edition of The no RESOLUTION WHEREAS: The constant infraction of the United States Prohibition Act by a minority is encroaching upon the social rights of the majority and endangering the future of the reputation of the University and the provision for social life of the students, and WHEREAS: The Men's Student Council was granted, by the Constitution ratified by the University Senate, the power of punishing the infringement on good conduct by students; the said Council now deems itself obliged to the majority to exert that authority in the management of University functions, and WHEREAS: Omicron Delta Kappa, Campus leaders' honorary fraternity, advocates and supports such action of the Men's Student Council : BE IT RESOLVED : By the power granted to the Men's Student Council by its constitution that it does hereby ordain and establish a court composed of members of the said Council, and for the purpose of administering the punishments of reprimand, suspension or expulsion from the University, of any student under the influence of intoxicating liquors at any University of Kentucky function. Appeal from this Court shall be only to the University Senate. AND : This resolution shall be published in the student newspaper and shall serve as notice and warning to all above mentioned offenders. MEN'S STUDENT COUNCIL (Signed) James R. Hestor, President. In support of the action that was taken by the Men's Student Council concerning the violation of the Eighteenth Amendment by some students on our compu3, Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary campus leaders fraternity, passed the following resolution insonjunction with the one passed by the Student Council. WHEREAS: The constant violation of the Eighteenth-- H s by a minority of the students is encroaching upon the of the majority and, WHEREAS: "The Men's Student Council has resolved to exercise its authority to reprimand, expel or suspend such violators BE IT RESOLVED: By Omicron Delta Kappa, hon6rary campus leaders fraternity; that we heartily commend the action of the Men's Student Council and unanimously pledge our support and OMICRON DELTA KAPPA Henry Maddox, President. STUDENT APPRECIATION The Kernel desires at this its earliest opportunity, to express its appreciation of the very gratifying position which was taken by the Council of the University i in acceeding to the request made by The Kernel through its editorial columns and by personal appearance of its editor before the Council, that the holiday period incident to Thanksgiving season be so extended as to give students who desired to attend the annual Kentucky-Tennesse- e football game at Knoxville, opportunity to do so without incurring the demerit of one-tenof dne credit from standings of such students as either left for Knoxville before the prescribed holiday limit or returned to classes after the concluding limit had expired. The Kernel realized that in making this request it was asking for a privilege that hitherto had never been granted by University authorities. But by reason of the fact that the time elapsing between the beginning of the holiday period and its conclusion would be too brief to make the trip, and the additional fact that the student body desires to establish upon this campus a more unified exhibition of university spirit, it believed that the Council would at least give the petition a friendly hearing. This it did by extending the resumption of class period until the fifth hour Friday following the game. The Kernel makes bold to say that it believes the thinking class of students who respect the rules of the institution will also appreciate this unusual concession in that it will neither be abused nor will the University Council have an occasion to regret its action. Indeed The Kernel desires rbove all things, as far as it lies within its powers, to create a better spirit of cooperation between University authorities charged with the duty of administering its academic affairs and the student body. It is indeed a positive pleasure to record here this evidence of what it believes will result in a better understanding between the students and the governing body. But in this connection, we hereby seriously call upon the student body to show its appreciation of this by the uniform determination not admirable evidence of to abuse it . There will be many occasions in the future when the student body will have opportunity forcefully to emphasize its appreciation by further acts of cooperation with those charged with the grave duty of handling both the University's discipline and its administrative To this end Tho Kernel pledges anew its affairs. with the authorities of tho University and the student body, and hopes opportunity will present itself many times to justify its pledge. THE MEN'S STUDENT COUNCIL Those who are acquainted with the history of student government on the campus of the University since its inception find in the action taken by the Men's Student Council relative to the conduct of students at social functions much cause for hope that this msy be the beginning of a more definite and active administration in affairs of student government. Since student government was adopted on the casspus this lias been tho first time that a student administrative body has tuken a decisive stand. Formerly student organizations entrusted with governing power have preferred to let tasks, particularly disagreeable tasks, devolve on administrative bodies composed of faculty members. Tho Kernel is happy to note that in this instance the Men's Student Council has determined to handle a matter In which that body must deal directly with the students. The Kernel trusts that the Council will provo itself worthy of the stand that it has taken. Indeed, the Council must prove itself worthy of Us trust, else hope for a true government will have to be abandoued. student GAME COLLEGE HEADS IN ANNUAL TILT At Phoenix Hotel PRAISE U. K. BAND Kentucky Line Holds Orange and First Cadet Hop Will Be Today The first of a series of cadet hops given under the auspices of the University R. O. T. C. will bo held this afternoon at tho Phoenix hotel due to tho condition of the Men's gymnnsium after tho fire. Music for the danco will be furnished by the Rythm Kings orchestra. Season tickets for tho five dances are on sale by members of the advanced military department nt $1.50. The following dates have been submitted for future cadet hops: January 12, February 2, March 2, and April 13. White Terrors to No Score Officials of Transylvania and Georgetown college Pay Tribute to University's Musical RUIN SOUTHERN TITLE HOPES OF TENNESSEE Urbanization. The following letters have been re ceived by President McVey and Elmer buizer, instructor of music at the Uni versity, from Transylvania University nnu Georgetown College praising the spirit which prompted the University to offer its band for the Georgetown-Centr- e football game, November 24. Lexington, Ky., Nov. 19. 1928. Mr. Elmer Sulzer, University of Kentucky. Dear Sir: On behalf of Transylvania Collece. and especially on behalf of tho foot- balf team, the Transylvania Athletic committee wishes to express our deep appreciation for the fine service your band rendered at our game last Fri"The Tightwad." Robert Keith day. We appreciate more than we Production, Is Probable Choice can tell the generous spirit that for Presentation; Plan More prompted the University of Kentucky Try-out- s. to offer us the magnificent services of this splendid organization as a token Strollers, student dramatic organi- of goodwill. We sincerely hope that zation, has ordered three new plays, this is but the beginning of a better "Second Childhood," by Zellah Cov- understanding and a finer spirit of between these two instiington and Jules Simonson; "The "Square Crook," by James P. Judge, tutions. Will you please express to your j which, with the "Butter and Egg Man, by George S. Kaufman, will be band our appreciation of their fine "The service. You certainly have a magfor production. considered Let us assure Tightwad," with a cast of five women nificent organization. you that our very best wishes go with and six men, is under serious considerthe boys in all their future activities. ation and in all probability will be the It i3 a great work they are doing for play presented. ses- - their Alma Mater and for our great There will be another try-oj sion for all persons who were unable i Commonwealth. Sincerely yours, to try out at the regular time. Any E. W. DELCAMP one interested in trying out will call Chairman Athletic Committee,, Frank Davidson at 6035 or 4494, or Transylvania College. Louis McDannald at 4651. In the next two or three weeks i President Frank L. McVey, there will be a reading of the play de- - j University of Kentucky. cidodjgpon and an explanation of the My Dear President McVey: On behalf of Georgetown College characters. All Stroller eligible who intend to try out for the play must and especially our athletic department come to tho reading. The date and I wish to thank you and the Univertime of this meeting will be announced sity of Kentucky for your kindness in in The Kernel. Rehearsals for the giving us the use of your University play will start at the beginning of band at the Transylvania game last Friday afternoon. It added much to next semester. The Lexington presentation prob- the occasion, helped to swell our crowd ably will be given April 4, 5 and 6 in and was an exhibition of good fellowThe Guignol theater. Strollers will ship which I am sure will do all of us go on their annual spring tour with good. I greatly appreciate and thank the production before presenting the you for the generous spirit which prompted it. Will you please convey play in Lexington. on behalf of Georgetown to your At a meeting of Strollers last Mon- College band appreciation. our day evening a committee was appointVery turly your, ed by Bob Thompson, president, to M. B. ADAMS and buy an electric sign made President Georgetown College. with the word, "Strollers." This sign will be used at dances given through- President Frank L. McVey, out the year by Strollers and it will University of Kentucky. be taken on the trip to be used out-ai- My Dear President McVey: In the absence of Dr. Macartney the theaters in which the play is presented. The committee to see from his office, I am sending you this about the sign is composed of Frank note of thanks and appreciation for Davidson, James Thompson and Don your fine spirit in tendering the servForman. ices of your University band for the football Transylvania - Georgetown game. They gave us some excellent music, and we prize the wholesome spirit that exists between Transylvania and the University of Ken-Youmost sincerely, ELMER G. CAMPBELL, Dean. STROLLERS ORDER THREE NEW PLAYS Kernel Writer Tells Biblical Story of Extra (By Beecher Adams) Now on the morn of the second day, when the sun had appeared over the tents of Israel, the basso profundo voice of the prophet Glanz spake unto the children of Moses in a loud voice, "Hearken unto me, ye imps of the devil, (for such was his epithets hurl, ed on the office of tho Great Kernel) ye have labored hard for many moons, ye have fasted with worthy endurance. The hour of the turkey slaughter draweth nigh, and I say unto you this day cease your labors, let the student body go to the devil and the Kernel will not appear." So saying, he went in pursuit of tiie Greeks and happiness while ye children of the devil clapped their little hands glee fully and rejoiced until the mom ox the next day. But when the sun had once more peeped over the blackening horizon the voice of the most hight spake over the telephone, saying, "Let there be a Kernel, yea, even unto the extent of four pages." And there is a Kernel, smeared with the slave blood of the reporters, and dedicated to tho proposition that not all men are created equal. Now when tho prophet Glanz heard the commands of the most high, ho was busy tripping tho light fantastic with the maidens of the Greeks, and (Continued oa Pag ANOTHER Three) SUPPORTER Upon hearing of the action taken by the Men's Student Council and Oml cton Delta Kappa, concerning the action of some students on the campus at social functions, Scabbard and Blade, honorary military fraternity passed a resolution upholding the action and pledging their support to the resolution adopted by tbi Councjjl. Hack and Mnck Fail to Carry Team on Journey to Dixie Honors (By Wnyman Thomnsson) Shields - Wntkins Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 29. Down in a little Tennessse hollow among the hill 15,000 fans today crowded Shields-Watk:field, shouting thanks and curs s alike as the Volunteer touch down terrors, Hackman and Mc- Ever, ever threatened Kentuc ky's distant goal, but never came closer that 8 yards to that last thin white line, while Tennessee was being eliminated from the race for the championship of the Southern Conference by a 0 to 0 tie. Coach Harry Gamage and his Wildcats were announcing their promotion to the front ranks of the Conference and Kentucky finally has been recognized after a decade of setbacks. Tennessee's grand march, like Sherman's, had extended the length and breadth of the south and in their wake lay the trampled hopes of numberless foes, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Washington and Lee, Ole Miss, and the rest. Kentucky had bowed to Vandy and to Alabama. Coach Neyland's famous team had been heralded nationally and Kentucky was slated to lose under an avalancc of touchdowns flowing from the achillic heels of a famous pair of backs who had capered through the best teams in the South. Thus, Kentucky was rendered powerless by critics as eleven fighting Wildcats trod on Shields-Watkifield for their annual Thanksgiving festival for a reputed "beer keg," the emblem of victory between these traditional rivals. Kentucky Uses Queer Formation Captain Dees won the tos3 and Deacon Forquer was kicking off for his To his front beloved congregation. out of the November mist glared the wild bull, McEver, of Tennessee, and his henchman, Hackman, the mountain terror, riders of the hills, fierce touchdown men, who in former days had galloped through broken fields to scores on kick-off- s. Was the Deacon sane ? The ball was near the sidelines and Forquer was running in a circle as ho kicked across the field to deprive McEver of his chance. Thus, Kentucky had formed a careful plan of defense and now they were using it to thwart a champion. Tennessee's ball. First Hackman, then McEver, and Witt, and Harner charging at Kentucky's mighty line, the pride of the Bluegrass, bragged of during innumerable sessions in front of the Lexington Drug. These champions gaining 5 yards, 10, 24, and 21), but always being stopped ere they grew dangerous. Hackman passing to McEver, and McEver to Hackman, and always, Spicer, Covington, Johnson, Gilb and Toth batting them to the ground with only a few Inches and few fingers keeping Tennessee from resuming a triumphant march. Circle Wild Bull McEver Breaks Loose Give What excitement, the Wild Bull Mc Ever in an open field, his subjects shouting his acclaim and Kentucky's SuKy Circle, pep organization of doom, Kentuckians shouting back. the University will give its first dance He's in the clear," "he is gone," and of thv year Saturday night, December the Bull jumping, twisting, starting, 1, In the Phoenix hotel ballroom from stopping, until stealing yardage 9 to 12 o'clock. Music will be furnish- brought down by some irate Wildcat. ed by the University Rythm Kings. is the second quarter and the ball It The dance was scheduled to bo held is on Kentucky's line. It is In the University gymnasium but due third down nnd five to go, Hackman is swept the gym early passing to McEver, as the Bull has to the fire which Tuesday morning, the place of the stolen nround his right end and stands dance was changed to the Phoenix on his three yard line. The pass is hotel. A large crowd of University fast and true and Tennessee almost folk aro expected to bo on hand for has a touchdown, but Spicer is runthis dance which is the first Univer ning madly across thji field. Tho sity night danco of the school year. ball is thrown. With two finger tips to the dance win do the Tall Pine from Lexington tips the Admission Students are requested to ball to the ground and 15,000 Thanks-givinge1.00. come early, for the danco will end nt subside, some in terror, oth12 o'clock. The half ends, Keners in despair. tucky 0, tho Volunteers a similar quuntity. Kentucky has shown no offense. To Gilb and Covington have been stopped and the Gamagemen are depending on their great defensive game to carry A great them through unscathed. Tau Epsilon Pi, local Jewish frato Blue ternity, which was organized last glory and White band is marchingthen us it spells "Vols" und year, Is planning to petition a national "Wildcats," thu then returning ns fraternity for a charter. Orange und Whito musicians toot in Tho fraternity has eight charter for Tennessee. That battlo was no members, and tho active members of tie. "Bromo" Sulzer foamed on to tho fraternity Include Mitchell Shape, victory. But, the teams are taking Ben Green, New York, president; field again, and tho Newcastle Winchester, vice president; Nathan 'the Deacon, Brothor Forquer is repeating Swartzman, Buffalo, secretary-treaB-urchis performance at the kickoff. Samuel Goller, Lexington; and , Captain Dees Injured Morris A. Kinsberg, Lexington. Tennessee is marching again as the The following men have been recently pledged: Hyman Rosenberg, third quarter closes, Hackman, Witt, Lexington; Lou Friedman, WinchesMcEver gaining 2, 4, 12, 24 yards and ter; Morris Farber, Newport; Hyman again Kentucky is threatened with Levy, Lexington; Manuel Bloch, Lex- disaster. The ball is on the 11 yard ington; Nat Cohen, Newport, and (Continued oh Pig Three) Walter Kohn, Louisville. SuKy Will First Dance At Phoenix Hotel Tau Epsilon Pi Petition for National Charter