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Best THE KENTUCKY PAGE POUR The Kentucky Kernel FUBLI8HED AND FRIDAY SEMI WEEKLY ON TUESDAY Member National College Press Association Lexington Board of Commerce MEMBER K. I. P. A. Newspaper of Ihf Students of of Kentucky, Lexington Official Subscription J.OO PostoIIIcc 'the University Ky. a year. Entered at Lexington, as second class mall matter HERE SHALL THE KERNEL PRESS ALL STUDENT RIOHTS MAINTAIN Editor Managing Fdltor Assistant Managing. Editor Dramatic Editor V1ROINIA DOUOtlCRTY DANIEL W GOODMAN VIROINIA HATCIIER THOMAS L HI LEY William Elood Kruger Morton Ardrry Elaine Bonnell Walker EDITORS ASSISTANT Sue Dlckcrson Louise Thompson Virginia Ncvlns Adrian Dauglierty William Shafcr LAWRENCE News Editor HEKRON EDITORS SOCIETY Emll' Eleanor Smtlli Brdln ASStSTANT 80CIETY EDITOR Polly Reese ED CONBOY RALPH E. JOHNSON SPORTS Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor WRITERS J. D. Adams Claire Innls Jones Lawrence Crump Bill Luther O. L. Crutclier Marvin Wachs Totsy Rose Al REPORTERS Ccclle Davis Mary Prince Fowler Mary Galloway Griffith Harry Varllc Turner Howard Mary Virginia Halley OUbert Kingsbury Cameron Coffman Robert Baxter Mary Alice Salyers Lillian Oooch O. B. Coffman Ann Coleman Price Mary Elizabeth SPECIAL WRITERS Fannie Curie Woodhead Gertrude Evans Oay Loughrldgr Edythe Reynolds BUSINESS . COLXMAN R. SMITH W. W. Sacra ALBERT RALPH ADVERTISING J. KIKEL Wm. Geary KXRCHEVAL SELF-EXPRESSIO- STAFF . . Biunatl Manftftr Frank Worthlngton STAFF AdrertUlng Manager Jimmy Randol Circulation Manaai N Self expression among college people is becoming a lost art. The Jest of self-mathoughts is deadened by the current professorial demand for the thoughts that they themselves originated. One of the outstanding criticisms of college graduates is that they cannot think for themselves. This is untrue, they do think for themselves but they never express their thoughts. enough to Many students are analyze the situation and to frankly condone it. Howerer, few of them are brave enough to make a state ment to the professor that they would rather think for themselves. It is upon the realization of this fact that new methods In teaching have been adopted in many outstanding universities. It seems that as long as there is a definite text to be covered, that this same text usually is used yera In and year out In all of Its revised forms, that the professor, from the sheer routine of the matter, will form a habit of making the students learn Just certain definite views of their own upon the subject, and to learn In definite passages of subject matter. many courses the examinations are mterely the repetition of material learned by rote. The modernistic centers of education are attempting to remedy this. In these experimental schools the classes usually are conducted by lectures, the library is the text book, the course is not the end but the means toward the end. Success is measured by reaction to the stimulus. In other words the most successful student is the one who receives the most successful reactions from the stimuli which the course provides, the one whose thoughts are his own and who expresses them. The products of these schools should be ideally equipped to progress in the world. Today, in the average college the only place that a student ever expresses his own thoughts is in a "session." Many people bewail the existence of such things, yet they give the only stimuli toward true self expression that a college person has the opportunity to receive. They are sympathetic with personal view points, they are contributions toward development of the original thought, and they are keenly critical yet friendly. However, they could never reach the heigths that self expression of personal reactions to given subject matter could leach If conducted by an authority on the matter, a professor. When colleges nationally adopt the experimental plan which Is now In use In the select few this situation will be remedied. Modification is becoming more assured for progress made in the Institutions trying this plan has been so startling that it has stimulated professors to adopt the idea with modifications. What a happy day It will be when the student who has dared to voice his thoughts, does not receive congratulations from fellow students for bravery when he leaves the class room and does say, "Well, there goesj not have any three hours of Ds for you." THIS THING SUCCESS One frequently hears the remark, "There is certhe wealthiest man in our community; he tainly is a great success." Too many people are inclined to measure success in terms of the number of dollars a man is able to accumulate disregarding in the course of a lifetime, utterly other accomplishments and contacts which are far more Important than wealth in the modern social and economic world. The definition of success has been a matter seems of debate for centuries, and there still to be no definite agreement. Moralistic men contend that to be successful one must have spent a life of doing good; scientists claim that a life of the successful one must have doing good; scientists claim that the succenful man must have contributed something useful to society; and still others maintain that the most important qualification is the gathering pt together of worldly wealth. Undoubtedly success embraces a certain amount of all "these attributes, together with certain other qualifications. It Is certain that any one of them alone will not produce the desired condition. The successful man Is generally one who has more than the average Individual wealth of the community In which he lives. He Is not necessarily wealth because he Is an heir, but because he has something which Is of utility to other people and for which they are willing to pay. He may have spent the major portion fo his life In the perfecting of some device which would lift physlcnl or mental burdens from the shoulders of humanity and make the world a better place to live In, and he Is Justly entitled to more than the average wealth. Success, however, cannot be measured In terms of dollars. The person who has acquired wealth from some source over which he has no control or from some risky scheme may fall It Is short miserably In other measurements. the man of accomplishments and service to his fellow men that Is really outstanding In this world. No matter how many millions a man has In the bank, If he doesn't contribute more o life than he takes out he is a beggar. Purdue Exponent. THE HONORARY DEGREE RACKET From now to June, there will be many meetings in closed chambers, much pulling of wires, from American that coming racket the awarding of honorary degrees. Indeed, names of prospective honorees have already been mentioned. Historically, honorary degrees and the admittance of certain persons into learned societies were Intended as signs of recognition for unusual accomplishments for consecrated service to the public welfare. If men labored year after if they did common things uncommonly well;' If they served their fellows unselfishly, other men sought to reward them. Men ,of learning would be elected to the academies, while others would be knighted by the king or given him office In the service of their country. In the countries of the Old World the election to learned societies or recognition from the crown Is still regarded as a distinctive honor. Here In America where there are no hereditary monarchs and where the learned societies have not yet taken on the prestige and reverence of antiquity and outstanding leadership, and where mere political office has no charm for the masses of the people, it is becoming the fashion for Institutions of learning to hand out' honorary degrees at commencement time in some way, to pay honor to whom honor is due. There can be no fundamental opposition to the conferring of honorary degrees, so long as the universities, the public, and the receiver of the honor know exactly the basis upon which the degree is given. But the growing tendency seems to be one of peddling degrees to too many of those persons whose only significant service has been the contribution to an endowment fund or some other "death bed" philanthropy to hide a questionable past, and to those who have no claim for honor on their own achievements and who shine only in the reflection of the particular office they hold, an office whose intrinsic worth exists regardless of the incumbent. Under these circumstances, honorary degrees become meaningless, and empty, and their awarding resolves itself into nothing more than a specious racket. Daily Cardinal. and numerous announcements colleges and universities concerning A WARNING kp.RMF.1. Friday, April 17, 1931 Y ADMIRAL BYRD Students at the university nrc to be given, many for the first time, an opportunity to sec interIn person and to hear lecture a figure of exnational prominence a man who through ploits of unquestioned bravery 1" conducting expeditions to the very poles of the earth has endeared himself In the hearts of peoples the years world over. Hundreds, who through two of Intense and genuine ln'tcrcst kept In touch with this man as he overcame obstacles at the North Pole, and who have with equal interest read aclficv-mcn- t, articles and books commemorating n'8 arc rejoicing at this opportunity to meet Admiral Byrd. There will be many who will attend his lecture merely through or because It will be "the thing to do." Countless more, however, will throng to Henry Clay high school because there will be an opportunsay, ity to hear a man who has something to service to and who has back of him years of wishes to science and mankind. The Kernel are rethank and to congratulate those who man sponsible for bringing this truly eminent to Lexington. LITERARY SECTION Editor Fisk Jubilee Singers Will Give Program In This City Monday of the singers, who have always been graduates of Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. The program will consist of negro spirituals and a group of songs by Stephen Foster. This will be the first time the Fisk Jubilee Singers have appeared In central The Pisk Jubilee Singers, pre eminent in the field of negro en semble singers and internationally known sextet, will be presented in a recital at 8:15 o'clock Monday night In the Woodland auditorium, sponsored oy me lcxingion college of Music, of which Miss Anna Chandler OofT. Is director. Tim Plelr singers are descendants of the original exponents 01 negro NOW PLAYING LAST TIMES There hnvo been thrro rmnne nt singers during the past CO years wno nave ucen Known as Fisk Jubilee Slneers. The erntin whlrii n.111 come to the Woodland auditorium Monday Is composed of two women ana iour men, inc inira generation S. Only! TODAY REDRIC MARCH CLAUDETTE COLBERT CHARLIE RUGGLES in I "Honor Among Lovers" Mnrjorie Ram beau Wallace Beery John Mack Brown June Harlow SCHOOL DAYS School days, school days Dear old broken rule days, Dancing and flirting and necklrg too, We play by the rule of an I. O. u. RICHARD ARLCN IN A RESTAURANT The sound of glass ware on glass ware, The tinkle and the rin- gRemind me of the far bright laughter children by the sea. SIDNEY with Something about the melody they play now Reminds me of a fair, young head, high with pride and dreams. These are pleasant things to hold far back in one's heart. But what the tall laughing man across the room reminds me of It is not well to think. I shall drink more wine, and laugh, eyes. And dance madly with half-clos- V BEBE DANIELS y NEXT SUNDAY This girl faces prison this man faces death! To win the right to love each other because a ruthless power wants her hates him! STATE BARGAIN Ben Lyons SJLj PAUL L U K A WYNNE GIBSON WILLIAM BOYD Spaces hold the of the Old West at bay! Do they succeed? of Lady City Streets Great and Open try to WATSON. Misbehaving SYLVIA with Mary Brian, Eugene Fallette and William Boyd Love at the point of a gun! A gang of Eastern "tough guys" invades the Summer left and you left, And all the winter through I thought that maybe you'd come back, Winter through-Spr- ing was true-- Not you. CALDWELL NOW PLAYING COOPER COMMENT Spring came and you came, Both of you together; Spring went and you stayed, Life was golden weather. MARY Robert Montgomery Irene Rich The Secret Six you." I was your crush on Dad's soft dough, college beau, You were my sllck-halre- d And you wrote on my bid "I'm stuck on you, kid," When we were a couple of??? LILLIAN BALLARD. Norma Shearer NEXT SUNDAY "I had to say we were married or they wouldn't let mc sec J KATHEKINE PHELPS, Strangers May Kiss PRICES Stepping Out Reginald Denny Cliff Edwards Charlotte Greenwood ' Leila Hyams Myrna Kennedy SUNDAY 25c DAILY 15c - 25c 5 5 wwywwwivwwwwwu- STEPPING STARTS S SATURDAY - INTO A MODERN WORLD To what that dark glance reminds me of I must close my heart and never, never think. MARJORIE GOULD. WALKING OUT ON THE VESPERS A rude and regrettable habit on the part of university students and Lexington townspeople has recently been brought to notice. At the university Vesper services for the past few Sunday afternoons, scores of pepole have been seen to get up and leave the auditorium in the midst of the programs, evidently seeming to feel perfectly justified in rudely interrupting anything which displeased them. It appears to be becoming a custom and a widely spreading custom, to dash into Memorial hall at Vesper time, plump yourself down on a seat In one of the first few rows, remain there until the organ recital or vocal solo or string quartette is well under way with its program, and then jump up from your seat and rush out of the building again without thinking how this action seems to anyone else. It may be perfectly vpermissable to leave a place which bores you. It may be all right to leave after your Idle curiosity has been satisfied. It may be the thing to leave some performance in order to keep a date on time. But the fact remains that one should never leave such a performance at such a time unless he can do so without obstructing the audience's enjoyment or sacrificing the performer's feelings. It is better to avoid places which bore you, to satisfy your curiosity ahead of time or be courteous after it is satisfied, and to refrain frm making dates which conflict with something else you wish to do, than to insult everyCOURTS one else in the audience and give the impresThe new tennis courts have been opened to sion that university students and Lexington faculty and student body and members of the people have no traits of courtesy. are proving a valuable addition to the athletic university. In the past a great facilities of the AMONG US many would-b- e tennis players have had to wait for courts for several hours, or have had to Nowadays even triplets can be had at little forego the diversion altogether due to the large number of students and faculty members who inconvenience. For there are plenty of Austins have been using the courts. The opening of the just dying to be used for baby carriages, and new courts makes It possible for a great many they are guaranteed to hold at least three small more players to participate on the university Infants. x grounds and is a step forward in the expansion program of the university. And here's a true definition of a dumb stuSeveral of the new courts are reserved for dent: The one who recently received a special faculty members in order that they may have delivery letter and when told to put his John adequate facilities at any time they desire to Hancock on the dotted line, signed "John Hanplay tennis. It has been argued by many stu- cock." The Gamecock. dents that the reserved courts are seldom in When a girl studies on a date it might be a use and that while students wait for the courts which are open to them the faculty courts are quiz, but it's more probably a nice way of sayempty. ing, "I'm bored to death, aren't you?" And the proper answer, little children, la "Wo." The tennis courts by Boyd hall, for the s, have been completed, and are already in bey use. We never could understand how With this addition the university more nearly approach adequate tennis facilities. won. a girl until we saw the girl The exquisite thrill of spring with its awakening summons from winter's hibernation stirs softly and calls to youth in tones of an April moon and a warm April sun. The campus is transformed from stark ugliness to a gay green, with life coming into being under one's very eyes. Yet the miracle that is spring, ever wondrous to man, brings with it the danger of heedless wandering into the paths of idleness The good old Southern and procrastination. habit of "putting It off" Is at Its peak in April and May. Lethargy creeps upon one slowly, winding numbing tendrils of laziness about the spirit. Lovely it is to drift with the dreamy stars in delightful carelessness, but tomorrow, with a wealth of things left ilndone today, will confront one all too soon. The last two months of school, with examinations, term papers due, and many last minute things to accomplish, demand that slothful-nes- s and Idleness be put to rout at once. Unfinished work and tasks undone stalk ghost-lik- e before one's eyes, blotting out the vision of spring. If only for peace of mind In leisure hours, then, do those things which have been left for tomorrow, for tomorrow will surely come and demand its ransom. Fight spring fever with a stout heart, for it is Indeed the conqueror who can vanquish it. "Test it! TENNIS JEST an industry the watchword of, Bell System whose plant cost more than 14,000,000,000 and is still growing offers wide opportunity to the man of engineering bent. Here he has ample scope for testing new ideas, not only in telephone apparatus development but also in manufacture,construction, installation, maintenance and operation. No matter what his particular branch of engineering electrical, mechanical, civil, in dustrial, chemical his training stands htm in good stead. For "telephone engineering" calls for the broad engineering point of view as well as specialization. Basic technical knowledge, an appreciation of economic factors and the ability to cooperate are some of things that count in Hell System engineering. For men of this stamp, the opportunity is there! The BELL SYSTEM A NATION Will SYtTBM OP INTBB-CONNBCTIN- G TBLBPHONKi