THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
AROUND THE WORLD ON A TANKER
(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
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"hy Aiding Housewives Do
jobs," Miss King commented. "Some
some are permanent,
some are just odd jobs. The general
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.
woman in historic
the custom of cleaning
and in spring, needy stuUniversity of Wisconsin
to earn some of their
The housecleaning periods
workers busier than
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
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
October makes the next greatest
demands upon the bureau's service
a total of 940 assignments were made
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
house in fall
dents at the
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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
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?
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
are never usea on
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
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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.
FATAL TO ATHLETE
IHtttt noil cipff POtUl
Robert Rhoads, University Base
ball Star, Succumbs After
Suffering Broken Neck While
Diving Near Paris, 111.
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 twin brother, RayCurtesy C. P. A. mond,father, an elder brother, Crawand
ford, the latter of Louisville, were at
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
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
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
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
Fsffa T&rfe, cvAo tfutzeff
Courtesy C. P. A.
While a student at Picadome High
school, Rhoads became recognized as
an athlete of ability. He played baseR. W. SMOCK
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ball, football and basketball at high
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school and won his letter playing
baseball at the University. While
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
Annual Soils and Crops Field pitcher and recently received offers
Joe Thompson ....200 Lexington.
157 S. LIME
Floppy Forquer ..195 Newcastle, Ky.
from the Cincinnati Reds and the St.'
Max Colker ........180 Newport, Ky.
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.
A. W. Lowry
180 Leitchfield, Ky. more distant counties visited the University Experiment Station farm last
Friday at the annual soils and crops
185 Ft. Lauderdale.
"SHOE REPAIR ARTISANS"
165 South Bend.Ind. field
The program included inspection of
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.
gram following a luncheon.
A field of Sudan grass, most of it mniinnnniiiiniiniiimminmnimii
higher than a man's head, and an ::
158 Newport. Ky.
adjoining field of exceptionally high n
In the Hot Summer Days
Martin Brown ....165 Marion, Ky.
corn, on the Rose street side of the
much attention. The
'Swede' Johnson 175 Sahdwick, 111.
Sudan grass will yield several tons
W. Ed Covington 145 Mayfield, Ky.
of good hay to the acre, it was said,
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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'
While big crops are growing on the
, they are ho better than
cencould be grown on vast areas of
Kentucky land were proper treatFullbacks
Otho McElroy ....195 Morganfield.
ment given the soil, men in charge of
Jake Bronston ....165 Lexington.
the demonstration said.
155 Champaign, 111,
Experimental plots in growing na- ,,,,
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The Panama Canal is one of the
most interesting sights, .especially to
The locks, three in
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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.
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