The Kentucky Kernel
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, KY MAR. 19, 1920
8 CHOSEN FOR
STUDENT CONFERENCE LEXINGTON
STROLLER PLAY University
Packed House Expected;
Seats Must Be Procured Early
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Dr. McVey Gives Interesting Talk at Devotional
CHILD MUSICIAN IN
CHAPEL LAST FRIDAY GLEE CLUB BACK FROM
Schools Compete For State
Honors in Basketball
"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
'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
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Community Singing Enjoyed By
BI6 KENTUCKY TOUR
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
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
Katy," "Oh, What a Pal Was Mary,"
"Oh, Mistress Shady," "I'm a Little
150 GUESTSOF COLLEGE
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
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
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
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
Miss McLaughlin Discusses
Value and Purpose of
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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
from Transylvania College, gave three
amusing selections. Katherine Reed
presided at the meeting.
Reception and Program Arranged For March 25;
"Overtones" To Be
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.
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.
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,
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
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
University Musical Organization Visits Towns in
Western Part of
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
In all they traveled about a thous
and miles by rail, fifty by water, and
gave nine programs.
took in Paducah, three times, Wingo;
Mayfleld, twice, Fulton, Smithland and
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
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
At Hickman, Ky they followed the
Al Field minstrels and just preceded
the Columbia Saxophone sextet, yet
the auditorium was packed to over
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
They go to Maysvllle this week-enthey appear
and next week-enFrankfort.
Beginning Saturday, tickets for "The
Climbers" will be on sale in the Ken?
tuckian room dally, at tho fifth hour.