THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
tutlon to promote the merit system on its
campus. An adoption of a merit system for the
selection of the two highest student officers of
the Michigan Union has been approved In principle by the Student Council of the Wolverine
The merit system, according to tentative plans, would provide for the selection each
spring of the president and recording secretary
iw n srwlnl rnmmlltrn consisting of four alumni
ln fo,,1l,. .v,mvi1nrs nlirl flirnn ctllrlnllts Mm Inf.
tor to be elected at the annual campus vote in
Indiana recently adopted such a merit syswithout something to hitch your wagon to.
tem for the selecting of class dance commitIs the unknown that youth has such tees.
Both students and faculty members actfaith in? It is the thrill of taking a chance, of ed on the selection board for choosing the Junior
discovery, of unusual deeds and thoughts, of Prom committee. The Arbutus executive posiunusual words, the sheer thrill of living and tions also arc determined in such a manner.
bluffing a little better than the other fellow.
In promoting this system Indiana University
This faith was not built In the church. It was Is In step with the leading Institutions of higher
built In the moments spent In solitary confinelearning In the country. The system should be
ment; for stealing the money from the heathens carried on further on the Indiana campus in
to go to a show on, or for cutting church. Had picking responsible men for the responsible ofchurch been a little less like n dose of castor fices In other student affairs.
oil, a whipping If not properly taken, and a little more like a ham sandwich, satisfying, youth
would have been religious and not incurable toMORE
day. Also their faith would have had a tangible
goal to strive toward.
Youth will go on eating strange ham sand(Ohio State Lantern.)
wiches forever and hoping that they come from
Plans for the election of a queen for the
contented pigs. Sunday church will cease to be
administered In doses during the formative pe- Junior Prom at the University of Kansas have
riod and a natural human liking in it will be been dropped by the committee following the
cultivated. Fear of the Lord will be taught as unanimous request of women students on that
a sin, Love of the Lord, as the staff of life. It campus. In voting against the proposed move to
elect a queen for the annual event, the women
will not take any effort of faith to be a Christian and people who continue to compare Chris- declared that the contest would "cheapen the
tianity to ham sandwiches in order to make it women of the campus and lower the tone of the
enticing will be fed strange ham sandwiches campus."
Campus queens at the University of Kansas
three times a day and belong to the Jewish
are practically unheard of. The election of a
queen for the prom was to have been an innovation and was instigated to follw out plans
used by other large universities in the country.
The practice followed by Ohio State is deWill Hays and all the motion' picture producSharply in contrast with
ers have Just endorsed a new code of ethics for Kansas, this University has too many queens.
the movies. All the usual plots will be disbandA campus event cannot be promoted here withed by this code, which endorses all things never out a queen. Some are elected by campus vote
endorsed before and censors more than the Ohio and others named by chairmen and class presiBoard of Censors ever thought of. If this code dents. One campus honorary names as many
Is effective the words "movies" and "morals" will queens as it has members at its social functions.
be easily used interchangeably.
A co-e- d
here can hardly hope to realize popuof horses' hoofs will echo down larity unless she has been a queen at some time
The rat-a-tof in her college career.
the reels of time Instead of the chug-chu- g
the collegiate Ford. The villian will be the
lounge lizard who gets punished for all his laziness, but who will never be dramatically killed
by the hero, unless the hero, too, Is punished for
The Florida Flambeau, published by the stu
No more breath-takin- g
clinches will try to
dents of Florida State College for Women, con
leave a pleasant taste in your mouth at the end
tains a column entitled "Through; the Keyhole."
of the picture. Worst of all, the little heroine
We rise to remark that it "should" be the most
can never draw the attention of the mobs by
popular contribution to the paper, and it probabbeing practically disrobed at the dullest part of ly
Chorus girls will be well dressed and will do
The Purdue Exponent editorially declares that
nice little dances and sing nice little songs with
student council of that institution ought to
absolutely no suggestive passages in them. Jokes the
take action against the fellows who wear "lip
will be "Pat and Mike" stories told in a manner
fur" as facial adornment. All of which explains
that will appeal to any English sense of humor. student rebellions at other institutions in the
Never again shall we see and hear the typical
land of the free, in as much as hirsute lips are
movie wild party.
among the more prized possessions of college
will the movies be? What can the
be when they will have polite villlans
and completely dressed heroines; when the eter
A recent Issue of the Kentucky Wesleyan Un
nal triangle will be absolved unless used to teach
carried a beautiful and touching
lesson; when men will be gentlemen dercurrent
poem on classroom meditations and the Joys of
women will be ladies?
looking out of the window at the beauties of
Can the movies be unless they exist as they
nature. At the University of Kentucky it is undo today, they are to blame for the cultivation
necessary to consult the window.
taste of the public.
no longer have sex appeal and horses
We note with surprise that snow warms the
are mechanical reducing machines. What a reInterest of poets at the Colorado School of Mines.
will be! What a life without the
must be the same principle that underlies the
old Clara Bow and John Gilbert types to create It
herefascinating attitude of a number of co-ean illusion of romance and adventure! Movies
will be a place to cool off in the summer time
but no longer a place to warm up in the winter!
School editors at West Virginia University declare that beauty contests are a matter of public
vulgarity. It may be true, but it is vulgar to disCO-ED- S
"Non parata," dixit Freshle,
A walking tour around the women's quadCum a sad et doleful look.
rangles early most any evening will convince one
"Omne recte," Prof, respondlt,
that there is another "rule" on this campus
Nihil scripsit in her book.
which should go by the boards. Cars line the
M. H. H 1919, in Wellesley College News
curb, and in these cars countless tiny red sparks
reveal the presence of as many co-esurviving the rigors of a cold evening for one University of Nebraska, believes that men talk
last puff at the old cigarette before settling more than women. We do not intend to cast
down for an evening of study, or whatever it reflections on the fair sex, but there is just a
chance that Doctor Pound has been paying more
attention to the men than the women, or that
It would be trivial to point out that co-ehave Just as much right to the cigarette as men she has gone outside the sphere of college life.
on the campus, yet one is startlingly aware of
Somewhere we read the following prophecy:
the fact that although this is undoubtedly true,
still the University Quad Association, composed The best seller of 1930 will be entitled "Midhouse
both of co-eand graduated women, does not Mother," or a "Co-ed- 's
officially believe that
Possibly we are just a little
believing that it is best for women not to smoke
too publicly. It is much better for them to do
their smoking in the less conspicuous places.
MARGARET CUNDIFF, Editor
Certainly It would be far better for them to
smoke in their houses than for them to line the
The following notice has just been received
curbs around them dragging on cigarettes! This
appears only logical, yet in the place where it and will be of interest to readers of this colto smoke they umn:
would be most proper for
"The Poetry Journal wishes to announce its
cannot do so!
The hypocrisy of this whole situation strikes entrance in the field of verse. We enter the
us as nothing short of ridiculous. It is about field with one pronounced purpose in mind,
to promote the cause of the unheralded
time for the University and its
together and reach a compromise on smoking in and unknown versifier,
"We will be pleased, therefore, to have you
announce that we are in need of poetry for our
first issues. We will use short verse mostly, up
to 32 lines, of the serious type. One or two
longer poems with an open theme will be used
each Issue. Good humorous verse with a general appeal can be used. Dallect must be ex(Indiana Student)
ceptional. Verse with a strikingly human, presenSelection of persons for campus honors by t-day
touch will be especially welcomed.
merit rather than by "political pull" is a prac"We will pay from $1.00 to 25.00 on publicatice meeting with increased favor in the larger tion for each poem we print in The Poetry Jouruniversities of the country. Campus politics no nal. We further expect to announce an annual
longer controls the major positions in campus poet's prize. All verse submitted will be subactivity. Universities the country over are turn- ject to change or revision according to our ediing to the merit system of picking student torial policy, A stamped,
velope should be inclosed." Poetry Journal, 192
The Unheal y of Michu an is the latest instl- - North Clark Street, Chicago, 111.
gible thing and so we quit going to church as
joon as we were too old for mamma to spank.
Abe Lincoln did not go to school, but we have
long since lost our faith in schools, anyhow.
Offlclnl Newspaper of the students of the
Now wc can get divorce In Russia In nine minUniversity of Kentucky
utes and all for nothing, so why worry about the
stability of later life; if we don't like It, wc
MEMBER K. I. P. A.
know what wc can do. Stock markets can crash
Subscription $1.50 n yenr. Entered nt Lexington and mobs can run wild internationally, politics
Postofflce ns second class mall matter
are crooked and life Is Just n big bluff, evolution
Is n fact, so why worry about the known; it
Here Shall The Kernel Press All
Isn't worth bothering over. No wonder youth
Student Rights Maintain
has faith In the unknown. Life cannot go on
The Kentucky Kernel
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MINUS GRADES, CREDITS
In a recent article for the press, President
Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago
outlined plans for a system of university education without grades, compulsory attendance, or
assignments. Such a project has long been the
idol of university students, but it is to be doubted whether the system, in its entirety, would
avail of the desired results.
In the first place, students are mentally lazy.
In a system in which all compulsions were removed and the scholastic standards maintained,
the quite natural results would be that the ratio of students able to complete the required
work would considerably decrease. We can well
imagine ourselves attending 8 o'clock classes on
a winter morning with the thermometer severl
degrees below, when our attendance was not required, and there was a possibility of our obtaining any information at all from a leisurely
perusal of a book before the fire.
Even with the instructor doing his best to encourage attendance and pouring sweetened information from his spoonful of knowledge into
the upturned mouths of his scholastic cohorts,
it is with some considerable difficulty that the
students acquire any information at all.
. While it is true that "there is nothing sacred
about the mystical four years in which to gain a
degree" "we have found that for the ordinary
student it is hardly enough to get even a
smattering of knowledge. And graduation from
college at the end of a two-yeprocess of examinations doesn't
a rapid-fir- e
us that Dr. Hutchins' "brilliant student"
would be as well educated as another who spent
the allotted four years in compulsory attendance at his university with some time for taking stock of his surroundings and acquiring little bits of information that will enable him to
sell John Doe a particular brand of radio when
he thought he wanted another kind. Incidentally such information is not likrty to develop by setting up an arbitrary standard in
which an examination is the only barrier.
And Just as a wee reminder that there are a
few professors scattered throughout the land
that are not mere quizmasters, we count the
most valuable moments that we have spent in
college those periods spent in classes taught by
some of our venerable schoolmasters. They were
not worried about the students In their classes
being tested by an adding machine because
there was little fear of their being found wanting at the test. Irrespective of any grade that
we may have received from these revered educators, and the further fact that they did not
look kindly on spasmodic attendance, we shall
always feel that they have honored us beyond
compare by their worldy wisdom which has been
thus thrust down our throats.
The chief objection to Dr, Hutchins' theory of
university Is that It does not
account for the perversity that is characteristic
of students. Such a system might well be applicable to an advanced student who has
valuable training under a compulsory system of education, but for the masses of college
students we are naturally dubious as to the
practicality of the project.
FAITH OF YOUTH
"It takes more faith to eat a ham sandwich
with which you are not acquainted than It does
to be a Christian," stated Rev. Dr. Daniel A.
Poling, minister-novelis- t,
radio speaker and prohibition campaigner, In a discussion which was
supposed to prove that youth was "Incurably
religious." Youth is credited with having a
startling amount of faith, but unfortunately or
forunately, it does not attempt to cultivate it
any more? Jake leg has frightened it!
If faith in the unknown is religion then youth
is Indeed incurably religious. Any iwsslble faith
In the known that it might have had has been
shattered so long ago that It is no longer spoken of. The unknown Is all that Is left. Wo
.earned that our parents told little white fibs
when we found out the truth about Santa Claus
and our faith was never the same. Then one
day wo discovered that the devil was not a tan
To Hold Annual Mcet
On May 1 and May 6j
Fountain Pen in Exchange
The annual Woman's Conference I
for all women of the University will
on the afternoons of May 1
and May 0 at 3 45 o'clock In Memorial hall. Mrs. Mary Breckinridge,
director of the Frontier Nursing
Service, Leslie county, and Mrs.
Eleanor Wcmbrldgc. Judge of the
Juvenile court, Cleveland, Ohio, will
be the speakers at these meetings.
The Woman's Conference Is held
once every year and many well-knoMain
Phones Ashland 0
and accomplished women
have spoken to the women students iiiit csiiiiiif iiit icaiiiiiiiiiiticattiititiiiiacaiititiiiiiiicaiiiiitiiiiiicainif
of the University In past years. Two
years ago Zona Gale, famous
author, was the speaker.
Attendance at these meetings Is
required, according to an announcement from the office of the Dean
of Women, Miss Sarah G. Blandlng.
The University Council has excused
all women having 4 o'clock classes
on the days of the conference.
Lu STY TRENCHERMEN
CRIED FOR IT
Misses Margaret Lewis, Eleanor
Swcarlngcr and Mildred Dudley left
yesterday for Detroit, Mich., where
they will attend a national convention of the Young Women's Christian Association. They will return
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before you graduate
On entering strange waters the careful
navigator always takes soundings to make
sure he is in the right channel. And that's
a good thing for college men to do, too,
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There are many channels many
lines of work which can be followed. But there is one particular
channel where you can do your
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should do after graduation.
Take your"soundings,"make your
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