THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
University of Kentucky
STROLLERS IN FORM FOR
"PUT IN" BIG
GARDEN AT THE HALL
DRAFTED MEN MAY
GOOD ROYDEN TO COMMAND
Friday is "Stroller Day."
The Strollers of the University will
present "Mice and Men" at the
Opera House Friday night,
April 5. For two weeks the rehearsals
have been held nightly, and the cast is
in top form for a record performance.
Tickets were on sale in the Stroller
room in the Main Building Tuesday
and in town Wednesday morning. Before 10 o'clock Tuesday morning eight
rows had been sold and the room was
full of students asking for the best
seats. If this may be taken as an indication, there will be a S. R. 0.
crowd when the curtain rises.
At the last hour, as it were, an added attraction was put into the performance in the form ojj a dance by Peggy
the Orphan, who is slipping away from
her guardian to attend the ball . The
dance is a difficult one and for a while
the stage manager despaired of producing it. Miss Molloy, however, had
different notions and prepared the
dance and presented it at the rehearsal Monday night. She took the cast
by storm and they all declare it will
be one of the most successful scenes
of the play.
The Strollers have always presented
plays that were difficult for amateurs,
and this year their ambition was to
equal any of their former productions.
In the selection of "Mice and Men"
they were guided by this ambition, as
the play is worthy of the best professional effort. Forbes Robertson first
presented the play with an
cast. It was an immediate success.
It has lost none of its charm in the
Strollers' hands and will fully repay
Local people in the cast will make
the play especially interesting to Lexington people. Five of the cast are
from Lexington, the three leading act-
The University of Kentucky has
again enlisted itself as a ready ally
to Its government, in doing its "bit"
and best to help win the war, by offering its grounds, laboratories, shops
and buildings as an auxiliary training
camp for drafted men, whom the government will select for a short course
of special technical training, preparatory for Immediate service in France.
Captain Royden, commandant of the
University, has spent several days accompanying K. V. Carman, a special
representative of the War Department's Commission of Education and
Special Training, inspecting the University grounds and holding conferences with several prominent business
men of Lexington to ascertain the
suitability of the University for quartering the 400 drafted men by May 1.
Captain Royden, after his conference with Mr. Carman, was able to say
that Lexington would stand as one of
the four cities of the Central South,
where the training camps were almost sure of being located.
The facilities offered by the University combined with the fact that
the school has a regular army officer
at the head of its military establishment in the person of Captain Royden,
has been largely responsible for Lexington's selection. Altho the latter
will probably be in general command,
and members of the faculty at the University will be used for the training,
a number of additional military men
will in all probability be brought here
to assist in the training.
The student officers will be educated to fill the parts for which is the
most crying need among the expeditionary force in France at the present
time, and it is understood that they
will be rushed overseas as soon as
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ors and two others. Gus Gay, Anne
Molloy and Milton Revill have leadTO RESPOND
ing parts, while Charles Planck and MELCHER
Pred Augsburg have minor parts. The TO WELCOME ADDRESS
ability of Gay needs no repltion after
Wednesday session of the
the success of his performance last At the
Anne Molloy, tho in her Kentucky
which will be held at Camp Zachary
first performance, shows talent either
24, Dean C. R, Melcher,
as an orphan in training, or as the Taylor, April
on behalf of the teachers of the State,
belle of the ball.
will respond to the address of wel
Friday morning in chapel the Stroll
come given by General H. C. Hale,
era will present a small entertainment
The principle address at this meeting
to give students a glimpse of their
will be given by Hon. Herbert Quick,
ability. Some members of. the cast
of the Federal Farm and Loan Board,
Washington, D. C.
Numerous requests for reserved
seats in the University box have been MASONIC CLUB THURSDAY NIGHT
received, and the business manager
The Masonic Club will meet Thurshas asked peanut merchants to have day night at 8 o'clock in the Law Dei
a good surplus on hand to provide partment.
food for the animals.
Masons of any degree are
Maids from the Blue Grass, the
mountains, the "Pennyrlle," and the
Purchase, city girl and country lass,
have united forces to defeat old H.
C. of L. along with Kaiser Bill, and
have "put in" a ten acre garden in the
rear of Patterson Hall.
Ably directed by Miss Adelaide
Crane, and Miss Ruth Duckwall, the
hoed, raked, "dropped and
covered" potatoes, planted radlsheB
and lettuce and put in "onion sets,"
the whole of Saturday.
Since the recent showers, hourly visits are made to "our" garden to see
if anything has sprouted. Deadly
war has been declared against the first
weed which shows itself, and volunteers are plenty for the first hoeing.
BE TRAINED AT
Ann Molloy Springs Dance Lexington One of Southern
Cities For Auxiliary
KENTUCKY, APRIL 4, 1918
IS THEME WILDCATS HUNGRY EOR
President Urges Fitness in McClelland And Dempsey
The Selection For
Will Probably Start the
URGED FIGHT FOR POSITIONS
The third observance of "Between-U- s
Day," inaugurated by President
McVey on coming to the University,
marked the chapel exercises Tuesday.
After a reading from Isaiah, Doctor
McVey gave a short talk on the fellowship of Democracy, putting special
stress on the
has developed in the Allied armies.
Gradually working the kinks out of
their arms, occasioned by the cold
days of last week, and fast training
their eyes never to lose sight of any
pellet that descends on them from the
pitcher's box, the Wildcats are reaching for a stride that will overstep the
Georgetown Tigers in their first game
"The fundamental basis of religion,"
Practice games have been la mode
he said, "is being at your best. This during the past few days. Park usumeans your best physically, mentally ally picks a first team and lines it up
COMMENCEMENT WILL BE (which depends on the former), and against a bunch of scrubs. Of course
spiritually. That is the new religion things are not as interesting as they
developed in the great conflict. It is would be if two teams of equally balespecially essential that college men anced ability were contestants, but
and women be at their best to answer working out tbe best players on the
the constant calls of the government same team will produce teamwork.
Ceremonies Cut Short On and other agencies.
Wildcat stock for the game SaturAccount of War
"The remarkable thing about the day took wings and flew Monday when
experiences of the men in the trenches , tne Herald came out with a story that
is that those we have always known y,jg jjm Moss had enlisted as a enemPROMINENT SPEAKER as light hearted and careless have st ln the army and Droke up tne Tlg.
Commencement week for the class turned to religion and a broader life. er battery. Moss has been catching
"We have learned many lessons in Doodle Sullivan, captain of the Tigwr
of 1918 will begin Sunday, June 2, and
graduating exer- the great war that there is an actual team, for quite a while and knew
terminate with the
cises, which will take place Wednes fellowship of men, and a man counts his delivery from A to Z.
day, June 5, instead of Thursday, June for what he Is; the great value of the wdeat sab Artists ArrivIng on Time
spirit that exists in the.
6, as announced in the 1917-1ag jg
The President and the Senate deem armies m Keeping up uie mureuo; mm manager of the Cincinnati Reds, a betonly merit and fitness should conit advisable that, due to the war con-thter trainer of boxmen than anything
The only successful
ditions, the exercises should be con- - trol standing.
else because he himself was once the
program instead basis for anything is democracy. Let star, so is James
densed to a four-daPark getting the best
us apply the new religion here and
of prolonging it for five days.
out of University aspirants to the
hurling positions. Else McClelland.
The committee in charge of obtainDoctor McVey spoke of the great captain of the crew and tne begt pitch-facting a speaker for the occasion is in
for good that groups, such as er tha(. hag performed on stoll Fle,d
communication with men of national
fraternities, sororities, societies could smce park
Secretary McAdoo was
in a college community, but de- - baH
hopg Uke a fn)& & drQp tfaat
asked to give the commencement ad- be
dress, but on account of pressing war plored the clannish spirit that often breakg uke the flight of a kingfisher,
business was forced to decline the in- characterized these groups. He earn - and a dazzling change of pace, all in
estly advocated the selection of the his good right arm.
Doc Lasley, southpaw, is being used
concerning the speak- best and most efficient men for posiDefinite plans
in the practice games against the first
ers have not yet been worked out, tions on athletic
team, because he starts his windup
but the President expresses the deteams, and other honors, with no re- from the port side as does the redoub- sire that the entire staff of the Univer
gard for anything save their merit and taMe Doodlo of Georgetown fame. Las- unu uie ouiitur uittua win yui uui-- .
pate in all the commencement exer- - fitness. Any other policy, he said, iey js rapidly getting control of the
ball. Next on the list comes genial
cises, making the commencement as would fail of the desired result.
Dad Downing, whose fast one would
much of a ceremony as possible under .
the trying conditions.
OF make Walter Johnson's look like a
SIGMA NU WINNER
m jy AGlflTTll ATT. PTTP knuckle ball.
Some additional features of com- Dempsey will probably don the mask
mencement week are being planned
and protector Saturday. He holds up
arrangements will be an- and definite
Tho Sigma Nu's defeated the A. T.
h,B battery partner weU and ,s a
08 , tho last of the mterfraternity artist, always picking out a bat 8tlck
has votfiil to baskot ball game8 Friday night, with
The Senate committee
hold the commencement exercises of, score of 13 to 10. The game was as
t8"?8 ne 18 a Detter man on thn
the class of 1919 on the second Wed-the rest' which is going some. mond than the hardwood, and Dewey
nesday of June, since school will
gin one week later in September, 1918. and 11 really looked more like a bas- Downing, former battery mate of his
a wrestling brother Dad, are also aspirants for
ketball contest than
guardianship of home plate.
WEII IN CIVIL SERVICE
match. There were a few individual
First Saseman Hard to Pick
encounters to lend spice to the occa
Bastin and Gregg are splitting hairs
E. B. Webb, A. B. 1910, has been '
sion, however, and pep was not lack- in nifty plays at the Initial sawdust
transferred from the Deputy Collector- 0,1 e,ther sIde'
Tne team8 were sack. Both the boys are classy
ship of Income Tax to the Deputy Col-'
of Internal Revenue and wel1 matched, and It was necessary to erS( and fa8t attaining form with the
play off a tie to decide the champions, stick. Bastin, however, seems a slight
placed under Civil Service Rule.