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The Kentucky Kernel, March 19, 1920

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The Kentucky Kernel UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, KY MAR. 19, 1920 VOL. X. APRIL No. 22 . j 8 CHOSEN FOR AHHUAL DELEGATES ATTEND STUDENT CONFERENCE LEXINGTON STROLLER PLAY University Packed House Expected; Seats Must Be Procured Early PROGRESS IS SHOWN The date for the 1920 Stroller play has been set for Thursday, April 8. Seats wdll be placed on sale Tuesday, March 23, In the Stroller room. See Preston Cherry for reservations and MAKE THAT DATE! "The Climbers" is being rehearsed every night and is rounding into shape in such a manner that as far as the cast is concerned it would be ready for presentation in a few days. However, It is Impossible to get the Opera House at an earlier date, as professional performances have been booked weeks in advance. For this reason also, the play has been scheduled on a week night instead of Friday or Saturday night, as has been the annual custom. Other Towns Wants Them. Efforts are being made to get the Strollers to book the play in several neighboring towns before it is presented in Lexingtonl This should give op portunity for rough spots to be pol ished off and make the presentation on the Lexington stage as near per fection as is possible in case the Strollers accede to these requests. April 8 must be the biggest Uni versity night of the year! The wide diversity in the selection of characters for the play from every organization and fraternity on the campus, is caus ing marked rivalry in desire to show interest and pride in those members who were so fortunate as to make the Stroller cast. Blocks of Seats Popular. The suggestion that each organiza tion and fraternity engage certain sections of seats, block them off and decorate with fraternity colors, has become popular. All boxes have been taken, and several blocks of seats have been 3poken for. Those fraternities that desire to be "in the swim" must get busy and make arrangements for sections, or they will be very much "out of it" on University night when they find themselves hidden away and their fraternities in the background. There seems to be more pronounced interest among the faculty this year than ever before, and the Strollers arc looking forward to seeing strong representation from that body In the audience. A number of designs for program They covers have been submitted. are very clever, and it is difficult for the committee to decide which Is the most original and pleasing. The contest does not close until Saturday and the committee will receive designs until six o'clock of that day. The winner will be announced the earlier part of next week. Well Represented Winchester. at The University of Kentucky was represented by ten delegates from the University Y. W. C. A. at the Kentucky Student Volunteer Conference which met in Winchester on March 12, 13, 14. An interesting and inspiring program, a cordial reception and ' entertainment by Wesleyan College vividly by the deleare remembered gates. The purpose of the conference and of this movement is crystallized in the words: "The Evangelization of the World in this Generation." Dr. J. Lovell Murray, Educational Secretary Student Volunteer Movement, Dr. Tolbert F. Reavls, Buenos Aires, Dr. O. O. Mingledorff, Wilmore, formerly of China; Dr. W. O. Carver, of Louisville, and Mrs. Demeree, of Japan, were the chief speakers and leaders in the meeting. "UNANCHOREO MIND" IS SUBJECT JH MEETING Dr. McVey Gives Interesting Talk at Devotional Service HIGH CHILD MUSICIAN IN CHAPEL LAST FRIDAY GLEE CLUB BACK FROM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Sixteen Kentucky High Schools Compete For State Honors in Basketball well-know- n "The average college student is handicapped by three deficiencies," said President McVey in his address, "first a lack of ground on which to hold, second, a lack of standards by which to measure, and third a lack of facility with which to move. "Many of us make intimacies in college quickly, without giving them the proper tests. Is not the test of a true friend his willingness to servo without hopo or expectation of re ward? Many friendships are made on the basis of wasting time, borow- lng or the mere passing enjoyment of company. 'There was nover a time," contin ued the speaker, "when there were so many diversions, so many enthusiasms as there are today. The student of today comes in contact with many magazines, papers, views and opinions. All of them can't be true, part must bo and much of them may bo true. Tho student must learn to discriminate carefully In this wilder ness of ideas. 'We are all familiar with the man or woman with changeable enthus iasms, tho unanchored mind which drifts along, changing its direction (Continued on Page Two) Community Singing Enjoyed By versity Audience. BI6 KENTUCKY TOUR Uni- D. E. Nolan, of the New York Community Service, who has been in Lexington for a week demonstrating song leading, and Jerry C. Walker, a pupil of Lincoln School, entertained an enthusiastic audience in chapel Friday. Mr. Nolan rendered several piano solos, demonstrating his extraordinary skill by playing the piano with his hands, nose and right foot. Jerry, who is taking violin lessons at the College of Music, gave a clever imita tion of a dog and of the cornet, play ing, "Till We Meet Again." Mr. Nolan assisted by Jerry, led community singing which included the following songs: "There's a Long, Long Trail Awindlng," "Smiles," "Beautiful Katy," "Oh, What a Pal Was Mary," "Oh, Mistress Shady," "I'm a Little Prairie Flower." d 150 GUESTSOF COLLEGE The Lexington High School quin- tette won the State Championship in basketball last week when it won in the finals with Ashland Saturday afternoon, after fifteen other high school teams had been eliminated in prelims inaries and of the Fourth Annual High School Tournament. The tournament was held at the Univer sity of Kentucky Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, and consisted of .fifteen games. The championship loving cup is given annually to the winner of the State championship as by the Kentucky High determined School Athletic Association's annual tournament by the University of Kentucky. Lexington High has won the cup three consecutive times. The first cup, given in 1917, was won by Owensboro High. The University was host last week to 150 high school students, represent ing sixteen high schools of the State in the Fourth Annual High School semi-final- CAMPUS HAVE PLAY-HOU- BY LEAGUE MEMBERS Miss McLaughlin Discusses Value and Purpose of Organization (Continued on Page 7) One of the most interesting programs of the year was presented at the joint meeting of the Y. W. and Y. M. C. A. Sunday night at Patterson Hall when Dr. Frank L. McVey spoke on "The Unanchored Mind," and Virginia Slade, the reader from Transylvania College, gave three amusing selections. Katherine Reed presided at the meeting. . . TO SE FORMAL OPENING Reception and Program Arranged For March 25; "Overtones" To Be Presented The Department of English and Literature cordially invites University students and faculty to the reception nnd program to be given in honor of the formal opening of the Campus Playhouse on the evening of March 2.r), from 8 to 10 in White Hall. After t a series of short talks the play, "Overtones," by Alce Gersten- berg, will be given. A delightful series of programs. Including plays, music and dancing, has been arranged for production in the Campus Playhouse during April and May by groups in Lexington, Transylvania and the University. Tho English Department in this initial to organize dramatic talent in Lexington hopes to satisfy both a "town and gown" want. The Campus Playhouse has been fitted with scenery by work In tho Mechanical Engineering Department and with draperies made by members of the class in Dramatic Production. The following cast of "Overtones" has. been selected: Harriet, Virginia Throckmorton. Margaret, Carlisle Chenault. Hetty, Luclllo Moore. Maggie, Elizabeth Brown. one-ac- o The second meeting of the Woman's League, which was recently organized In the University, was held Monday, fifth hour, in the Little Theater. Miss Marguerite McLaughlin took the place anof Mrs. McVey, the speaker nounced, and gave a talk on the purpose and value of the League. Miss McLaughlin discussed the organization chiefly from the standpoint of the town girl, who has hitherto been unfortunately left out of things to a certain extent, owing to the fact that most of the college activities center around the dormitories. As a result, the girls of the dormitories have been considered the leaders, and in most instances, the most active members in the campus organizations. The formation of an organization which will Include in Its membership both town girls and dormitory girls, will serve to unify and strengthen the work of tho whole body of women students, and benefit the dormitory girls as well as those who live in town. After the talk, a motion was made that Mary Van Meter should be elected temporary chairman of the league, to serve in thai office until the regu- lar olection of officers next month. Miss Van Meter had previously been elected chairman of a committee to draw up a constitution for the organization. This constitution was read at the meeting, and with one amendment, was adopted. The other business transacted was the appointment by the chairman of n nominating committee to select tho candidates for tho election of officers which will be held in May. University Musical Organization Visits Towns in Western Part of State RECEIVE AN OVATION The University Glee Club's eight- day trip to the Southwestern part of the State was notable. In every town and hamlet they were received with enthusiasm. In all they traveled about a thous and miles by rail, fifty by water, and gave nine programs. The itinerary took in Paducah, three times, Wingo; Mayfleld, twice, Fulton, Smithland and Benton. In all three towns it was a case of "standing room only." Out in one little town the people were even packed in the windows. In Benton posters were put up throughout the town announcing their coming. K. L. Varney, county agent, had a statement on the poster to the effect that Professor Carl Lampert, University musical department head, was a genius arid that the Hedpath Chautauqua could not compare with his organization. H. E. Hicks, of Lexington, made a hit with his guitar. His fame would get to the towns before the Glee Club arrived. Immediately the people would say, "we want Hicks." He always played four or five encores. Anderson caused a sensation in Mayfleld, his home town, by his base solo. His was a case of Caesar returning after his Gallic wars. The quartet was a knockout. At Hickman, Ky they followed the Al Field minstrels and just preceded the Columbia Saxophone sextet, yet the auditorium was packed to over flowing. In Paducah they gave three concerts and had three full houses. At Fulton there were seven hundred auditors in the auditorium to hear the concert. They met many alumnae who treated them like lords. During the last few days of the trip calls came in from many places, yet eight days was not enough time to fill all appointments on schedule. They had to even leave out Murray, Ky. The men who made the trip were: A. E. Bell, Eminence; H. E. Hicks, Lexington; J. R. Curry, Maysvillo; A. C. Smith, Lexington; S. D. FIndley, Frankfort; R. H. Craig, Lexington; Silas Wilson, Frankfort; W. P. Lexington; C. M. Riley, Covington; C. C. Anderson, Mayfleld; A. Princeton, and R. L. Porter, of Anderson, Ind. Tib-bet- t, Lis-anb- They go to Maysvllle this week-enthey appear and next week-enFrankfort. in NOTICE! Beginning Saturday, tickets for "The Climbers" will be on sale in the Ken? tuckian room dally, at tho fifth hour. ,