The Kentucky Kernel
SEMI WEEKLY ON TUESDAY
National College Press Association
Lexington Board of Commerce
K. I. P. A.
of Ihf Students of
of Kentucky, Lexington
a year. Entered at Lexington,
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Assistant Managing. Editor
DANIEL W GOODMAN
THOMAS L HI LEY
ASStSTANT 80CIETY EDITOR
RALPH E. JOHNSON
Assistant Sports Editor
J. D. Adams
O. L. Crutclier
Mary Prince Fowler
Mary Galloway Griffith Harry Varllc
Mary Virginia Halley
Mary Alice Salyers
O. B. Coffman
Fannie Curie Woodhead
COLXMAN R. SMITH
W. W. Sacra
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From now to June, there will be many meetings in closed chambers, much pulling of wires,
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
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
Friday, April 17, 1931
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
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
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
and who has back of him years of
science and mankind. The Kernel
are rethank and to congratulate those who
sponsible for bringing this truly eminent
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Will Give Program
In This City Monday
of the singers, who have always
been graduates of Fisk University,
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
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
Mnrjorie Ram beau
John Mack Brown
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.
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.
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
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,
And dance madly with half-clos-
This girl faces prison
this man faces
death! To win the
right to love each
other because a
ruthless power wants
her hates him!
PAUL L U K A
of the Old West
at bay! Do they
Great and Open
with Mary Brian,
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
Spring came and you came,
Both of you together;
Spring went and you stayed,
Life was golden weather.
The Secret Six
I was your crush on Dad's soft dough,
You were my sllck-halre- d
And you wrote on my bid
"I'm stuck on you, kid,"
When we were a couple of???
"I had to say we
were married or they
wouldn't let mc sec
' Leila Hyams
15c - 25c
To what that dark glance reminds me of
I must close my heart and never, never think.
WALKING OUT ON THE
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
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.
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."
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
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
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
habit of "putting It off" Is at Its peak in April
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.
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No matter what his particular branch of
electrical, mechanical, civil, in
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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!