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The Kentucky Kernel, April 29, 1960

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

nils rraiE a Language Conference Keceives Praise; See Page t ' Today's Wealher: Cloudy and Warm; High 70, Low 50 University of Kentucky Vol. LI LEXINGTON, KY., FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 19G0 No. Oilier Action Also Taken spy v? DTD On Probation For Hazing Violation By MIKE WENNINGER Delta Tau Delta fraternity has been placed on Indefinite social probation and other disciplinary action lias been taken against the chapter because it violated the University Factulty's hazing rule, Dean of Men L. L. Martin said yeste- day. Donn Martin said a Delt pledie was m:ide to snirke and eat cigarettes during pre-in- if iation activities Monday nifcht M the fraternity house The pledre is a according to a member of the Chapter. The dean cf men said the pledge had a "m rious stomach disturbance" alter eating the ciparettes. He: was taken to the Emergency Room of the Gxl Samaritan Hospital where his stomach was pumped. "The attending physician indicated that the disturbance was caused by a sensitivity to nicotine which the student had absorbed from cigarettes which had been smoked or chewed, and that this had occurred in a activity in his fraternity house," said Martin. When the hospital notified the dean of the incident, he immediately called the assistant dean of men, Dr. Kenneth Harper. The two - non-smoke- pre-initiati- ment went to the Delt house and met with chapter officers and the activities committee. "The officers Indicated that the fraternity would assume full responsibility in the matter, and that the fraternity was in .violation of University r acuity policies governing hazing of students," Dean Martin said. The dean took the following immediate action, pending the evaluation of the incident by "appropriate" University groups: 1. All Delta Tau Delta pledge and initiation activities are suspended. 2. Pledges are not allowed in the Delt house nor may they be contacted by the chapter in their places of residence until further notice. 3. The chapter Is placed on Indefinite social probation. 4. Quiet hours are in effect at the Delt house and the chapter may have no activities after 11 o'clock nightly until further notice. 5. A meeting of the fraternity's national officers, local chapter advisers, chapter officers, represen of the Interfraternity tatives Council, and Dean Martin will be held today to discuss the matter. 6. The incident will be reviewed by the Faculty Committee on Stu pre-initiati- An Editorial The Hazing Incident The ftory in today's Kernel on fraternity hazing is not an attempt to sensationalize the news, but rather it is intended to inform all UK fraternities about what might happen if hazing is continued. When we first heard that a UK fraternity pledge had to be rushed to a local hospital Monday night because of hazing, we debated whether the story would harm the fraternity svstem on camnus and whether it would impair fraternity relations with the UK faculty so much that might soon be abolished at UK. Although the incident will definitely harm the fraternity system here, we could not ignore the story because we felt that this case would serve as a warning to fraternities about the potential dangers of hazing. A human life is worth more than a million fraternity systems. We do not believe that the University Faculty should be biased or strongly opposed to UK fraternities because of this one hazing incident. The University rules against hazing are stringent, and the fraternity caught received a Just and harsh punishment. After the fraternity pledge in a California university died because of hazing he was made to eat raw liver and choked to death), its dangers have been published and discussed across the nation. The California fraternity was condemned and recondemned in the nation's presses. Dean of Men Leslie L. Martin made a statement to the Kentucky press that hazing was nonexistent at UK. Time proved him wrong. The matter will be reviewed today by a faculty committee, and, we understand, a proposal will be made to change fraternity rules on rush. We should hope that the faculty members are not so narrow-minde- d or biased as to turn down the proposal (which will improve the system) merely because of the hazing incident. True, this story will bring "bad publicity" to the fraternity system. But it will also teach fraternities a lesson that hazing should be abolished from the campus forever. We therefore think it will, in the long run, bring about an improvement. dent Organizations and Social Activities at a meeting today. "The decisions about final disciplinary action with the fraternity and recommended changes in fraternity procedures in pledge training and initiation activities will be made and placed into effect not later than Monday," said Dr. Martin. He added that the Faculty committee may abolish fraternity activities or it may only set up stricter regulations for such i .W V7 Schollett also will receive a sav ings bond from the Lexington Chapter of the American War Mothers for his performance as commander of the Army ROTC Drill Battle Group. The most outstanding students in military achievements, tic attainment, and character will be awarded the Chicago Tribune Gold and Silver Medal. Receiving these awards are Jef-t- o ferson Brother Jr., Daniel Slier-l- a herd, Lucien F. Burke, and James B. Fitzputrick. The Reserve Officers tion Insignia award for Interest and proficiency in military scieuce will be given to Dulaney L. O'Koirk. scholas-Pre&ide- Associa-Robinso- nt n, f-- i '-- , Jft 42 'th km m pre-initiati- on activities. The dean said the pledge who became ill has recovered and is now attending classes.. A Delt agreed with Dr. Martin's statement that the pledge has no hard feelings toward the chapter for what happened. The University Faculty rule which the Delts violated states, "Hazinpr in any form is in violation of University rules and is prohibited." Dean Martin said the rule has been in effect since 1916 and is probably the oldest standing Fac- ulty rule. fegs X ' II mm V i??,tjl'..i-'--;- iV- TIOr - s; 3 J5s mf Out On A Limb Kay Bridenstine, a freshman in Arts and Sciences from Colorado, went out on a limb to be this week's Kernel Sweetheart. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Eighth Push Cart Derby Begins Tomorrow Afternoon The eighth annual Lambda Chi Alpha Push Cart Derby will be held tomorrow in front of the Administration Building. Bob Smith and Larry Perkins said the event will 6tart in Iron ot fraternity row at 1 p m- with a Parade ot floats ent- ered bv the n"by participants. an - ItlJLZJ to Limestone and will end in front of the Administration Building. After the parade, June Moore, last year's Derby Queen, will pre- sent this year's queen and her court. The queen will be selected by popular vote, which takes place today in the SUB. Queen candidates and sponsor- g orga4nlj?tiof!s e Janet Hicks, up Euchd KapPa Alpha Sue Ramsey. 2 Home Ec Students Awarded Fellowships Two UK home economics stu- dents have been awarded the Wil- ham H. Danforth Summer Fellow- ship. Joyce Wood, a junior from Princeton, has received a fellowship which includes two weeks at the Ralston Purina Laboratories in St. Louis, followed by two weeks at the Danforth Leadership Camp, Stony Lake, Mich. Jane Bennett, a freshman from Henderson, will spend two weeks at the Leadership Camp. Miss Bennett, a graduate of Henderson County High School, is a member of Cwens and Alpha Lambda Delta, woman's honorarles. She is freshman representaive to the Agriculture and Home Economics Council and is social chairman at Hamilton House. A graduate of Caldwell County High School. Miss Wood recently was tapped for Mortar Board, women's leadership honorary. She also is a member of Phi Epsilon Omicron, home economics honorary, and Is social chairman of the Baptist Student Union. Army Honors Day To Recognize 29 Cadets Twenty-nin- e Army ROTC cadets will be recognized tomoirow at the annual Awards Duy program tor military science students. The awards will be presented on the UK Drill Field before the Army ROTC Brigade and a re- viewing party headed by UK Frank Q. Dickey. The Department of the Army Superior Senior Cadet Ribbon and Certificate Award will be presented four cadets most outstanding their respective classes. They are Frank A. Schollett, senior from Brea, Calif.; Jimmy junior, Kevil; Milton Ashland; and Tulkoff, Lester Lynd, freshman, AshUnd. -- 101 The Lexington Civitan Club Plaque for excellence in the requirements of good citizenship will go to Donald R. Neel. The U. S. Armor Association Medal, to the most outstanding cadet assigned to the Armor branch, will be presented to Robert W. White. Third year awards are: the Reserve Officers Association Medal and Plaque for outstanding interest and proficiency In military science, which will go to James Porter Hill. The Association of the UJ3. Army Medal for outstanding leadership to be given to Tommy R. Mueller and the American Ordinance Association Medal to the most outstanding student having expressed an interest in the Ordinance branch. Thomas Isaacs will receive this award. Second year students to receive awards are John Emrath, who will be presented the Edwards Corporation trophy for outstanding interest and proficiency In military science. Walker Turner Jr. will get the Lexington Herald-Leadtrophy for the highest average shooting score in ROTC rifle team competition. Freshman awards are the Becker Laundry and Dry Cleaning Co. Continued On Page 8 er ADPi; Jean Richard. Delta Zeta; Kay Murphy, Alpha Xi Delta; Di- ane Marek, Alpha Gamma Delta, Joan Stewart. Zeta Tau Alpha; Sue Buchanan. DeltA Delt. rwlta- Nancy Chamnan. Triangle- Kathv Sonester. Phi Gamma Delta Marv Ann Tobin, Phi Kappa Tau; dra Tattershall, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Brenda Roberts. Kappa Sigma; Barbara Harkey, Delta Tau Delta; Nell Vaughn, Phi Sigma Kappa; Trudy Webb, Kappa Delta; Debbie Daniels, Chi Omega; Bettie Jo Shoten, Alpha Tau Omega; Gerrl Ranch, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Elaine Long, Farmhouse. The races will start at 1:30 p.m. with two sorority heats. The winner and runnerup in each heat will compete In the finals to be held later in the afternoon. Sororities entered in the heats are: ZTA, KAT, KD, XO. DDD, AGO, DZ, KKG, AZD. and ADPi. After the sorority heats, trophies will be presented to the float winners and runnersup In each division. They will be Judged on workmanship, method of presentation, and originality. Three fraternity heats will be run after the trophy presentation. These races will begin In front of the Administration Building, race around the circle, up Limestone and back to the Administration Building, where the finish line will be set up. There will be four runners pushing the carts in relay fashion for each team. The sororities will travel half this distance, ending at the same finish line. The winner In each fraternity heat will compete In the final race. Teams entered are PKT, Triangle. ATO. DTD, SPE. PGD, FH, SN. SAE. KS. and PSK. The sorority and fraternity finals are the last two events on the program. Last year's close finish between the Delts and Triangles In the fmul race was In doubt and was one week later, The Delta finally won. - San-fraternit- re-r- un ies