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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL -- AROUND THE WORLD ON A TANKER o, GRADUATE o- - RELATES EXPERIENCES ABROAD Forlorn Figures (By CLIFFORD McBRIDE) (Continued From Page One) the pier at Gatum Locks in the Panama (inal; Insert her radio operator, Lee R. Penn, U. of K. Engineering ; itaduate, class of '27. S. S. A'illiam H. Doheny, alongside KEEPS CLEANING STUDENTS BUSY University of Wisconsin Students Help Defray Expenses "hy Aiding Housewives Do Cleaning. Semi-Annu- jobs," Miss King commented. "Some some are permanent, are some are just odd jobs. The general activities of fall and spring are reflected in the large number of calls for students to do odd :jobs, such as washing windows, painting, cleaning rugs, raking up yards, spading, general garden work and the like." There is a decided slump in the number of workers who answer calls during the winter months and during the summer vacation period. August is the lowest month; during the three years, only 336 assignments were made during that month. February is almost as bad 350 in three years. January, March, and December are about tied for third lowest place. "This year will show a great expansion in the work of the bureau," said Miss King. "We have placed more workers per month, and we have been filling more varied classes of jobs. We are hoping to build up a service for graduates, too." During the first six months of 1928, the bureau made 1,917 assignments. During the first year, 1925, it made 1,836; in 1927, it assigned 2,625 workers; and in 1927, it sent 3,099 to employers. May, 1928, was the greatest month in the historv of the bureau. Exactly 456 students were assigned to jobs more than 100 a week. e, part-tim- woman in historic the custom of cleaning and in spring, needy stuUniversity of Wisconsin to earn some of their The housecleaning periods expenses. workers busier than lceep the they are at any other time, figures compiled by Miss Alice King, superintendent of the student employment bureau at the university indicate. A steady increase of about 500 jobs a year has resulted since the bureau was established in February, 1925. During the 3 2 years of its operation, it has assigned students to 9,421 jobs-r- an average of 2,691 a year, and more than 200 a month. September is the busiest month in the year; during the first three years of the bureau's existence, it assigned 978 students to jobs during the month of September. Each September the demand and the supply increase, the figures show. In September, 1927, exactly 410 students answered calls for employees. Dies October makes the next greatest demands upon the bureau's service a total of 940 assignments were made Of in the first three years. November is third with 825. Lucien B. Keach, son of Mr. and The influence of spring housecleaning is apparent in a distinct rise in Mrs Obrie Keach, of Henderson, Ky , the figures during April, May, and died suddenly July 28 following an June, despite the fact that pleasant operation for appendicitis which was weather and impending final exam- performed the same day. Mr. Keach was a sophomore at the inations operate to reduce the supply University last year in the College of of student labor. For the three years, the bureau as- Arts and Sciences and was a member signed 904 workers to jobs in May, I of. the .Sigma, Bete Xi f raternity. 808 in April, and 652 in June. ".Nw3 .h5s; death was; net received ;. : he figures include all classes of Here untH some Because times began house in fall dents at the are enabled odd-jo- From Student Sudden Attack Appendicitis BlNttN'S LUNCH AT We serve our chicken croquettes hot FAMOUS FOR CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKES Benton's Sweet Shoppe 145 SOUTH LIME Rent a Studebaker COACHES - TOURINGS - ROADSTERS OPEN DAY AND NIGHT Lowest Rate in Lexington Studebaker-MAMMOTH Drive It U PHONE 7070 GARAGE H;t7nHHnnniniitHmnnnmnKt RENT A NEW FORD 12c TO 15c . PER MILE We Also Have New Chryslers We cater to the university trade No deposits required from students. Commercial Rent-A-C- ar 133 W. SHORT Co. any of the many shore receiving stations and the information often times saves the lives of men on ships when no doctor is carried. It is very seldom that any vessel has a doctor except those carrying a fair number of passengers. Even though no doctor is carried each ship is equipped with plenty of medicine, first aid articles and an emereencv hosmtal. Radiograms are sent and received from every ship carrying a radio and there is no limit to the destination or the amount sent. A roadio telegraph office on board ship is open to the general public and everything goes forward with a rapid movement, either direct or by relay which is absolutely dependable. So many people imagine "radio" means talking by voice and "wireless" talking by the telegraphic code, but there is absolutely no distinction. Ra dio is wireless and vice versa; the word wireless just happened to be used first then radio was the newly enn has had so many people to ask him certain questions that he would be well to answer them feels it generally. Among some of those most frequently asked are: Can you understand the English people? Which foreign language is used most universally? Which places did you find the most Kentuckians? What does a .ship do as darkness comes on? Are headlights used on the ships at sea? An American on English soil will very soon find out that even though he speaks English he doesn't understand the English people nor can the English understand him. The principal reason is undoubtedly the difference in the meaning of the same words as used on the two continents:Spanish 4s the coming international language if Mr. Penn's experience is a fair test. Already nearly half of the people are speaking Spanish. Just to give us an idea where it is spoken he quotes, 'Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Italy, the Azores. Madiera, Cape Verde Island Porto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, all of Central America and South America and on the high seas." The saw dust, the rail and the high counter beckons employment to many of our Kentuckians down in Panama Many of the bar room employees from old Kentucky (found business prosperous in the Republic of Pana ma. Many .other Kentuckians went there during the construction of the canal and have made good and don't care to leave the country. Ships on the seven seas never stop for, darkness, fog, rain, or snow Night is just the same as day to the mariner and his eyes are always alert. The routine is steady 24 a day and there is never an end. The ship's crew changes in shifts at intervals of four hours. are never usea on neaaiignts steamers. Searchlights are carried for emergency purposes but are sel dom used. One red light on the port- side and one green light on the star board side mark the ship as to the direction of steaming through the night time. Darkness prevails around the wheelhouse and over the forward Has the qualities which make your work easier, neater and faster BUY YOURS AT THE Transyivania Printing (Ompany INCORPORATED y. The body arrived in Le.xnMoi the Southern railway Friday and funeral services were Saturday afternoon at 3 nVlr. the home on South Limeatone me isev. a. ij. .ccion, pastor Calvary Baptist church, offici Burial took place in the family the Lexington cemetery. ovgp hll nf lndfc fc" 2reL. f j tatr idng. ot in FATAL TO ATHLETE BC IHtttt noil cipff POtUl c?oierr, wo rpivrnz-fvwssid a M Robert Rhoads, University Base ball Star, Succumbs After Suffering Broken Neck While Diving Near Paris, 111. 7&rcr ocoea n7 Robert Rhoads, 21 years old, Uni versity athlete and son of Prof. Mc Henry Rhoads, former state suDerin tendent of public instruction, died last Thursday night at 8:40 o'clock in a hospital at Clinton, Ind., as a result of injuries sustained Monday. Mr. Rhoads was hurt while swimming near Paris, 111., where he had been playing with a" baseball team this summer. He dove into a pool of shallow water, striking his head on a rock and fracturing two vertebra in his neck. He was paralyzed from the neck down. His neck was placed in a cast, but he died a few days later. His his twin brother, RayCurtesy C. P. A. mond,father, an elder brother, Crawand ford, the latter of Louisville, were at coined word. The entire communication is carried out by use of the international Morse code and it is the same as used by all nations. By means of some 50 international abbreviations an op erator of one nationality can talk with one of any other nationality and be clearly understood A radiogram filed on board ship in midocean and destined for Lexington, Ky., would be sent from the ship di rect to a land station on the American coast and there it is transferred to the landline wires of either the Postal of Western Union and it goes direct to its destination. All charges are paid at the starting point arid the ra dio operator is responsible for all traffic through his particular station His accounts are settled monthly unless the vessel happens to be at sea on the last day of the month. In this case they may be forwarded by mail or held until arrival on American soil and delivered in person to the con trolling radio company. The handling of a telegram from Lexington, Ky.; direct to a steamer on the Atlantic is just a little different, The telegram is filed with the local office and that office sends the mes sage over its lines to the east coast where it is sent out from the radio station direct or by relay to the ship in midocean. The sender should have some idea as to the location oT the vessel so that he can tell the local office and then the service is faster because it will be delivered to the proper radio coast station nearst the ship Many messages are very poorly routed and this causes delays. A mes sage should reach midocean from Lexington in at least one hour pro viding the radio operator is standing watch on the vessel where the mes sage is destined, but in the event he isn't when he comes on watch he will watch for the traffic list at all land stations in his vicinity and get the Louis Cardinals to join profea. ipniil ranks. Besides his father. Prowoi M- Henry Rhoads, he i3 survwd b on sister, Mrs. E. P. Hatter, at FVaitklm, Ky., and four brothers RayTtwui, Crawford Way land ana Harold. T these bereaved survivors The 5 steal and entire student body of the Uni versity express their sincere INJURIES PROVE Ncr-i- c vc-3- r Fsffa T&rfe, cvAo tfutzeff mr rv f"- - j Courtesy C. P. A. While a student at Picadome High school, Rhoads became recognized as an athlete of ability. He played baseR. W. SMOCK (Continued From Page One) ball, football and basketball at high Watch Your Watch school and won his letter playing baseball at the University. While Conrad Rose 175, Evansville, Ind. Inspect Experimental Plots and playing at the University, Mr. Orval Nowack ....170 Pana, 111. Discuss Improved Methods at Rhoads won wide recognition as a Guards Clock Annual Soils and Crops Field pitcher and recently received offers Joe Thompson ....200 Lexington. 157 S. LIME PHONE 7638 Floppy Forquer ..195 Newcastle, Ky. from the Cincinnati Reds and the St.' Day Meeting. Max Colker ........180 Newport, Ky. Tom Walters 160 Lexington. A large number of farmers from 200 Trenton, Ky. E. L. Riley the Bluegrass region and a few from "The Shop with the Reputation" W. Chapman ..165 Louisville. J. A. W. Lowry 180 Leitchfield, Ky. more distant counties visited the University Experiment Station farm last Centers Shoe Friday at the annual soils and crops Sam Allen 185 Ft. Lauderdale. day meeting. a "SHOE REPAIR ARTISANS" L. Toth 165 South Bend.Ind. field The program included inspection of 165 Lexington. Len Miller Two Doors from Main St. r 103 South Limestone the experimental plots during the Huck Eastwood ..170 Evansville, Ind. morning and a short speaking pro190 Lexington. Howard Wins gram following a luncheon. Quarterbacks A field of Sudan grass, most of it mniinnnniiiiniiniiimminmnimii 155 Hodgensville. Warner Ford higher than a man's head, and an :: 158 Newport. Ky. Elmer Gilb 4? K adjoining field of exceptionally high n In the Hot Summer Days Martin Brown ....165 Marion, Ky. corn, on the Rose street side of the Halfbacks much attention. The farm, attracted S! 'Swede' Johnson 175 Sahdwick, 111. Sudan grass will yield several tons it W. Ed Covington 145 Mayfield, Ky. of good hay to the acre, it was said, THE SUMMER SPORT Alfred Portwood 145 Midway, Ky. and represents possibilities in producBrady Knight .....160 Fairm't, W. Va. ing hay forcattlehorses and sheep. We handle a full line of tcnnisi' 150 Ashland. Red Dysaid While big crops are growing on the ....1-4Hrehnvontli TTw....a. , they are ho better than equipment. Soc Terril 155 Elizabethtown. cencould be grown on vast areas of Kentucky land were proper treatFullbacks tral Otho McElroy ....195 Morganfield. Shop ment given the soil, men in charge of Jake Bronston ....165 Lexington. the demonstration said. g ,, Art Denma'n 155 Champaign, 111, Experimental plots in growing na- ,,,, 'CAT FOOTBALL SQUAD STARTS PRACTICE SEPT. 3 FARMERS VISIT his bedside when he died. EXPERIMENT FARM Careful Watch and Repairing McATEE Rebuilding nn:miww; TENNIS PLAY TENNIS - Burke's Sport ! The WW AUGUST NUMBER of LETTERS" IS OUT On sale at the PPM CAMPUS BOOK STORE decks. The Panama Canal is one of the PHONE 3145 most interesting sights, .especially to an engineer. The locks, three in iiiilliiiiiiiiiiiiiuililiiniliOTa A ROYAL PORTABLE tive and foreign clovers, and in pro-- ! duction of many kinds of crops un der different methods of treating thai soil, were shown the visitors. All told, more than 1,000 plots are being devoted to crop experiments. Many of the visitors also were interested in the dairy and beef cattle herds and the poultry and sheep flocks. Among the afternoon speakers, who discussed various phases of soil treatment and crop production, were Profs. George Roberts, E. J. Kinney and Earl Welch, all of the College of Education of the University. Professor Fordyce Ely discussed dairy pos sibilities in Kentucky. number, one on the Atlantic side and two near the Pacific are certainly something to stop and think about, Everything is electrically operated and the ships are drawn through the locks by electric "mules.' The canal is 40 miles in length and 90 feet above sea level. The day be gins at 7 o'clock in the morning and closes at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the end locks and all ships arriving after hours must wait at anchor until the next day, Gasoline ships procede all others in "transit." The toll is calculated from the gross tonnage and the average toll for tankers is around $6,000 for round trip. One never realizes the pleasures of a sea trip until they have ridden on the Pacific. It is far more calm than the Atlantic and the passengers fill the dining rooms at all meals. It is vary rare that anyone is seen at the rails muttering "Oh, Lord," said Mr. Penn. DON'T FAIL TO GET YOURS FOR YEAR'S SUBSCRIPTION .v .sr mf " 1 . - ; 11 II f Send name and address with One Dollar to k' BYRON H. PUMPHREY, Care Kentucky Kernel Hi Hi ill i