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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL PAGE FOUR 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 school. 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 the spring. 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. What 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 QUEENS day. Also their faith would have had a tangible f 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 church. 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. MORAL MOVIES The practice followed by Ohio State is deWill Hays and all the motion' picture producSharply in contrast with cidedly different. 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 COLLEGE COMMENT by the hero, unless the hero, too, Is punished for his crime. 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 is! plot. the 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 What men. be when they will have polite villlans movies 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 moral poem on classroom meditations and the Joys of women will be ladies? and 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. present-da- y taste of the public. of the no longer have sex appeal and horses Pirates 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 education It 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 abouts. 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 cuss it. (Dally Northwestern) "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 gallantly 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 may be. 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 Nightmare." both of co-eand graduated women, does not Mother," or a "Co-ed- 's officially believe that should smoke. Possibly we are just a little in believing that it is best for women not to smoke COLUMN 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 to get 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 women's houses. 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 SCORNING 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, enleaders. 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 WILBUR a. FRYE FRANCES HOLLIDAY THOMAS L. RILEY Editor-ln-Chl- Managing Editor Makeup Editor ASSOCIATE EDITORS Edna Smith L. M. McMurray P. H. Landrum William Ardcry Ralph Stevens News Editor MORTON WALKER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITORS Virginia Dougherty Daniel Goodman Kern Patterson Society Editor ASSISTANTS Emily Hnrdin Hazel Baucom Elizabeth Poole ELLEN MINIHAN Sports Editor VERNON K. ROOKS ELBERT MCDONALD.. Assistant Sports Editor WRITERS BUI Luther E. A. Turley Lawrence Crump Brandon Price Bill Barton SPECIAL WRITERS Clarence Barnes Pat Rankin Martin R. Glenn Margaret CundlfT REPORTERS John Watts Eleanor Smith William Shafer Louise Thompson Virginia Hatcher Sue Dlckerson Lawrence Herron Mary Lou Renaker BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Business Manager COLEMAN R. SMITH Advertising Manager ALBERT J. KIKEL ADVERTISING STAFF Delroy Root James Randal H. P. Klrkman Woodrow Burchett P. W. ORDWAY ROBERT McVAY Circulation Manager Asst. Circulation Manager 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 st 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 period through 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 n university Is that It does not an 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 AND QUEENS Womans' Conference To Hold Annual Mcet On May 1 and May 6j llllllllllClllllllllllllClllllllllllltllllllllllinilllllllllllCIICIIIIIIIIIIIClllllllllllltllll $1 For Your Fountain Pen in Exchange a New The annual Woman's Conference I Old for all women of the University will ' on on the afternoons of May 1 be held 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 DRUG Juvenile court, Cleveland, Ohio, will be the speakers at these meetings. PRESCRIPTIONS 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. SHEAFFER HUTCHINSON'S STORE and Dewecse ititiitcaiittitimiicaitiiHifif Lu STY TRENCHERMEN CRIED FOR IT JOURNEY NORTH S 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 May 1. AND hearty hoofers insisted, too so Ted Wallace and his hoys carved the rollicking "Stein Song" into this new Columbia record It's the most rousing wassail ohhligato 8inccMIt's Always Fair Weather" and under the lively Wallace baton its gleeful melody makes swell stepping! Hear this great prosit opus today, and :hese other hits, too . . . 1 DENTISTS Drs. 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