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The Kentucky Kernel, October 21, 1915

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

THE KENTUCKY KERNEL Formerly THE IDEA State University of Kentucky ELDRIDGE GRIFFITH, FRESHMAN, KILLED WHEN A KENTUCKY STREET CAR CRASHES INTO CABLE BORNE IN PARADE TEAM One of the most unfortunate tragedies in tho hlBtory of the University happened last Friday afternoon, October 15, when Eldridge Griffith, a Freshman In the Arts and Science Department, Was thrown to the ground and received fatal Injuries when at the corner of North Broadway and Third Street a street car crashed Into the steel cable which had been used tug of in the Freshman-Sophomorwar and which was being borrte through the streets by the Freshmen In celebration of their victory over the upper class men, from wljich injuries he died' a few hours later. The impact of the car upon the cable threw Griffith and a number of others to the ground, breaking Griffith's neck and injuring a dozen others in a greater or less degree. Griffith consciousness and lever regained died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 8:15 o'clock that night. Griffith was 18 years old and the son of J. L. Griffith, a merchant of Benton, Marshall County, in the western part of the State. Although he had been a student in the University only since September, he had made many riends and was well liked by all who knew him. His death was generally regretted by the students and the tragedy was a shock to all, coming as it did at the end of what Judge Barker described as "one of the happiest days in the history of the school, since I become president and after one of the fairest and most honest class contests and one of the most parades I have ever witnessed." Saturday at noon the students assembled in a mass meeting at which it was announced that all of Che functions of the day, including a Cadet Hop and a track meet had been called off in honor of the unfortunate young man, and at which resolutions were passed as follows: "We, the students of State University of Kentucky, in mass meeting assembled, desire to pay respect to the memory of Eldridge S. Griffith, our fellow student, who met an untimely death on yesterday afternoon. "Our brother was a Freshman and had been with us only a few weeks, but even in that brief time he had endeared himself to all who knew him, whether of the faculty or the student body. He was an upright, honorable young man, who, though full of college spirit, lived a clean life and gave rich promise of rounding out into a useful man . "We deplore his loss and hereby express to his family and friends our . g SATURDAY First Big Game on Local Field Finds Team In Good Shape JACOBS FREED OF CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER deepest sympathy in their great sorTO BE HELD row. We recognize that mere words RALLIES can mean little to the grief stricken Football day, Saturday, should hearts of his family, but if it is any bring a capacity crowd to Stoll Field comfort to them to know that wo to watch the Blue and White pigskin share as much of their sorrow as is in battle array against artists line-uposlsble, that comfort with our love, the purple performers from the Unis theirs.-versity of the South. Sewanee is reThe body was taken to the home of membered by the older football fans the parents Saturday afternoon and to have met and defeated State here the funeral was held. Sunday. About several years ago by a very close mar400 students ,with black badges of gin. The present Cats will do all in mourning on their arms marched In their power to atone for the defeat procession behind the hearse which, of their predecessors. And besides, bore the body to the station and stood Coach Tigert being a former Vandy in silence while it was placed on the man, would rather win this game than train. The silent column of students any other on the schedule. with bowed heads and solemn step A rally will be held at the chapel furnishing a striking contrast to the hour Friday in preparation for the parade of the preceding afternoon, big game and Friday night at 8:00 when many of the same students o'clock a bon fire and rally will be laughing and shouting and giving their. held on Stoll Field. On the cards givcollege yells had frolicked along the ing the time for the rallies it was also same streets. announced that prizes of five dollars The tug of war, cleanly contested would be given for the best K. S. U. throughout and Intensely interesting, yell and for the best athletic song, having ended with a defeat of the which are to be handed in at the Sophomores the Freshmen as Is the business office before November 10. usual custom, started with These prizes have been offered by steel cable to parade through town in men interested in the University and celebration of their victory. They pro- it is believed that the competition will ceeded down Rose and High Streets be lively. to the viaduct and from there to Main State will have an advantage in Street. Here they executed the snake playing on the home grounds with dance, weaving back and forth across which the team is familiar and where th street; and temporarily delaying the team will have the encouragement traffic, but allowing all vehicles to and support of the students. pass after they had been held up for The coaches have been putting the a few minutes, and conducting them- men through hard scrimmages and manner. The signal drills behind closed gates durselves in a people on Main Street seemed to en- ing the week and the team shows up ter into the celebration and enjoy the well after Saturday's1 hard game. exuberant spirits of the Freshmen, With one or two exceptions the Vareven the traffic policemen good natur-edl- sity men will be in good condition. hurrying them across the street Corn, who has been out since the Intersections. Having traversed Main first game with an injured shoulder, Street the parade started for the north will probably be back in the line-upart of Lexington to visit Hamilton Otherwise the same line-uwill be and Sayre Colleges for young ladies, presented Saturday with Rodes at which is the customary procedure in quarter; Schrader, fullback; Haydon, all University parades. right half; left half; Grabfelder, On their way up North BroaUway Dempsey, center; Brittain and Corn, they allowed a car to pass them un- guards; Thompson and Server, tackmolested by letting the cable down on les; Kinne and Crutcher, endH. the track and allowing the car to run Two tackles, Turner over it. Arriving at Hamilton on and Dobbins, will be seen ir. action North Broadway, they executed a with the Sewanee eleven against tho snake dance on the college lawn, gave Wildcats, and to stop those two big their class yells and displayed the men is tho work cut out for the Blue cablo as a sign of their victory. Leav- and Whito men In the first big game ing Hamilton tho parade went down on the local field. Broadway to Third Street, a few hunSewanee has won ull three of the dred yards distant, and turned In(Continued ou Pago 2) to Third Street on Us way to Sayro College. It was at this point that the STROLLER MEETING accident occurred. When about half Tho Strollers will hold a meeting in of tho students had crossed the track Fri- a North Broadwuy cur, in charge of tUlr room in the Main Building day afternoon at 4:45 o'clock. (Continued on Pago 3) V 800-fo- g y EOF 93 LINES AGAINST SEWANEE Celebration of Victory of First Year Men Over Sophs Ends Disastrously With the Death of Member of the Class e No. 6 LEXINGTON. KENTUCKY. OCT. 21 1915, VOL. VIII. BY A FALL IN DEFEAT OF WILDCATS, Drops 20 Feet To Creek Bed When Bridge V-- l Breaks Mississippi A. & M. Win Over State in "Hotly" Contested Game INJURIES NOT SERIOUS Miss Edna Martin, a Sophomore In tho Arts and Science Department, received painful Injuries last Monday when a railing on which she was sitting on a bridge over the Elkhorn Depot, broke, Creek near Payne's causing her to drop upon the rocks in he bottom of the stream, twenty feet below. Miss Martin was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital and, although her injuries are painful, they are not believed to be serious. She was considerably bruised and cut and it was feared at first that she was internally injured, but this is not now believed to be so. Miss Martin is the daughter of W. H. Martin, of Midway, and is a nie'ee of Charles Lucas, detective at the Phoenix Hotel. She was visiting Miss Wehrle, of Payne's' Depot and the two young ladies were out for a walk and were sitting on the rail of the bridge where they had stopped to rest, when the accident occurred. The last report from the hospital said that Miss Martin's condition was improving. TREAT TEAM ROYALLY The between the Freshmen and Sophomore classes at Clifton pond last Friday afternoon resulted in a victory for the Freshles, the Sophs being compelled to go through the damp water, clothes and all. About 1,500 people witnessed tho struggle. The rules drafted by the presidents of the contesting classes were strictly observed and the lontest was said by many to have been tho cleanest and most sportsmanlike held In tho three The sixteen husky Wildcats, Coach John J. Tigert and Assistant Coach Tuttle, returned to their native heath Monday morning with the sting of a defeat, at the hands of the Mississippi A. & M. Bulldogs lingering In their minds, that with an added determination in their hearts, to go forth and conquer new fields. Ninety-thredegrees in the shade and the unfamiliarity of a foreign field, were factors in State's defeat. Yet we have no complaint to make. and The team was beaten fairly squarely. Never before has State been accorded such a welcome. Mississippi had advertised It as her biggest game and made It just that by her enthusiasm and hard playing. Cheers for the visiting team and strains of "My Old Kentucky Mome" from the Mississippi band frequently floated out to encourage Kentucky's men to greater efforts. When time was finally called, students of Mississippi hundreds swarmed to the field and carried both dripping teams to the gymnasium. The Memphis Commercial Appeal in commenting on the game, said: "Mississippi A. & M. played a game on offense over that they showed Saturday in the Transylvania game. The teamwork and interference was much better, and Nobles, at quarter, showed better judgment in directing the play. Kentucky State had a fast and team, and made an excellent showing. On several occasions the Kentuckians got together and carried 'le ball well into the Aggies' territory, only to be held for downs or to lose the ball on attempted forward passes." " Doc" Rodes' ability had been heralded In the Southern camp, and he was watched closely by the Bull Dogs In every play. Captain Schrader, at full, repeatedly plunged through the line for gains. The feature of the game was his tack- - (Continued on Page 3) (Continued on Page 3) FRESHMEN DEFEAT THE TUG Contest Said To Be Most Sportsmanlike Ever Held Here 12-- e much-Improve- d WILDCAT SCHEDULE. October 2 Butler College October 9 Earlham College October 1C Mississippi A. and M October 23 University of tho South (Sewanee) October 30 University of Cincinnati November C University of Louisville November 13 PURDUE November 20 Tennessee (HOME-COMIN- DAY.) 33 to 0 54 to 13 0 to 12 At Lexington At Lexington At Louisville At Lexington Ai Lexington