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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL University of Kentucky LEXINGTON, VOL, X 400 STROLLERS IN FORM FOR STELLAR PERFORMANCE S "PUT IN" BIG "DEMOCRACY" GARDEN AT THE HALL CO-ED- DRAFTED MEN MAY SALE IS 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. n 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 r cast. It was an immediate success. It has lost none of its charm in the Strollers' hands and will fully repay any playgoer. all-sta- 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- i 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. University Responsible 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 (Continued on Pae FIvp 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 Association, Educational year. 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, will appear. 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 I i a good surplus on hand to provide partment. food for the animals. invited. Masons of any degree are OF "BETWEEN 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 fair s 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 On Surprised Cities For Auxiliary Camps Cast SEAT KENTUCKY, APRIL 4, 1918 No. 24 IS THEME WILDCATS HUNGRY EOR US" TALK T President Urges Fitness in McClelland And Dempsey The Selection For Will Probably Start the College Officers Game 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 spirit which 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 Saturday afternoon. "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 Conditions 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. catalog. 6, as announced in the 1917-1ag jg Mathe 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 everywhere." 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 hag a fagt Secretary McAdoo was reputation. 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 vitation. 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 teams, debating 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-- . sity ' 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 nounced later. 08 , tho last of the mterfraternity artist, always picking out a bat 8tlck that has votfiil to baskot ball game8 Friday night, with The Senate committee Thoma8- wh hole ln Bot hold the commencement exercises of, score of 13 to 10. The game was as . la ilia, 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. F5 j I 8 y . i i jn - 1 "