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PACE FOUR THE KENTUCKY KERNEL The Kentucky Kernel The Kentucky Kernel is the official newspaper of the students and alumni of the University of Kentucky. Published every Friday throughout the college year by the student body of the university. MEMBER K. I. P. A. Subscription One Dollar and Fifty Cents a Year Five Entered at Lexington Postoffice Cents the Copy. as second class mail matter. EDITOR-IN-CHIE- William F H. Glanz EDITOR Byron H. Pumphrey. ASSISTANT Melvina Heavenridge. MANAGING ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Kady Elvove Leida Keyes James Porter John W. Dundon, Jr. Wilbur G. Frye Ollie James NEWS EDITOR Tom Riley ASSISTANTS Margaret Cundiff REPORTERS Bernice Byland Jessie Sun Evalee Featherst'n Roy Baldridge Harry Towles Scott Keyes John Murphy Elizabeth Carter W. A. Kirkpatrick Bob Thompson Jane Ann Carlton True Mackey Kathryn Friend Catherine Eyle SPECIAL WRITERS Niel Plummer Joseph C. Graves Sara Elvove SPORTS EDITOR Wayman Thomasson ASSISTANTS Laurence Shropshire Herman Sharp SOCIETY EDITOR Ellen Minihan ASSISTANT Lillian Combs Bill Reep -- LEADERSHIP In a recent issue of The Saturday Evening Post, Dean Christian Gauss, of Princeton University, writes: "One may become a leader only if he forgets all about leadership "and tries merely to make himself a good lawyer, chemist, doctor, or whatever he is studying." On the other hand, a boy who is too much concerned with developing his talents for leadership often re gards his humdrum work in college or in the office as secondary, and neglects the immediate and some times uninviting work before him. Dean Gauss, in his article, points out that the primary object of our colleges is not to train leaders, but to train men in their respective fields so thoroughly that they cannot help but become leaders in after life. Leadership, he says, can be attained only by honest and individual effort. When one is willing to show others the way and has mastered every problem that might arise along the way, then he will have become a leader. There was an incident a few days ago at Washington which fully illustrates the idea of leadership college students have. A committee of students, apparently representing themselves as leaders in their respective institutions, sought and were denied an interview with President Coolidge. Their purpose was to discuss foreign and Nicaraguan policies with him, and to protest against them. Have colleges so deluded students that they would take a hand in our governmental machine when in fact they would do well to successfully carry to success some of their college ambitions? Ifc is a shock to learn that years of experience and devotion to duty are being questioned by students who have been trained to be leaders and not to be. workers. It is a safe assumption that leadership is being Students in college should place emforgetting phasis on scholarship and character-buildin- g leadership entirely. d Men and women who are being educated in universities owe the state something in return. Public education, and education at the expense of the public, like public office, is public trust. Place emphasis on scholarship, learn your profession thoroughly forget leadership for application. state-owne- Harold Wynn BUSINESS MANAGER James Shropshire Univ. 74 Phones 6800 ADVERTISING STAFF Jack Cousins H. B. Ellis Z. L. Peal ASST. BUSINESS MGR. Carlos Jagoe ASSISTANT Lucille Short MGR. CIRCULATION Harold Schimmel ASST. MGR. Ben Golden -- MECHANICAL ADVERTISING MGR. Fred Conn ASSISTANT Virgil L. Couch 0 ON OTHER CAMPUSES 0 FOREMAN W. D. Grote ASSISTANTS Ted Strunk A. L. Pigman In the or evening most of the college cafes in the East present an amusing scene. Several They clutter about a table enjoying cigarettes. Suddenly the door opens. are composed and happy. They swallow smoke, blow the The girlyget excited. air clear, and hide the cigarettes or pass them to attendant males. If the newcomer is a trusted one, they resume dissipation. If it is a faculty member, they become quite uncomfartable. Why can't the poor Such conduct is sad indeed. things smoke unmolested and in the presence of the Smoking is as distinctly personal as dean herself? bathing. If a college female wants to pollute herself She should with the weed, that is her own business. be given full leash by the Ladies' Student Government or whoever arbitrates such trifles. The Athenaeum. co-e- "Give Your Mind Ocean Room" JUDGE HENRY BARKER The Kernel believes it conveys the sentiments of the entire University when it tenders to the family of Judge Henry S. Barker its sympathy and regret. A kindly and generous man, a man who had many worthy friendships, and a man whose career was marked by a host of noteworthy achievements, Judge Barker has left to mankind, both in character and in deed, something to emulate. INFLUENCE WELL DONE, R. 0. T. C. The Kernel wishes to congratulate the University cadets on the splendid showing they made in the recent inspection. It is an honor to the University to have been represented by the R, O. T. C. unit of this year. It was amusing to note how quickly the cadets reached for their shoe rags when the unit was given "at ease." No doubt, this act alone made a great impression on the inspecting officers. Things like that show the spirit of a unit; that the cadets are trying hard to make a good showing for the University. Nolan, who was in charge of the inspection, remarked that if distinguished unit stars were given this year, the University cadets were certain to be recognized. The Kernel repeats, well done, R. 0. T. C. well-traine- Major-Gener- al Says Prof. John H. McGinnis, Southern Methodist University: "When Albert Bushnell Hart denounced W. E. 'Woodward's "Washington: The Image and the Man," the publishers seized upon Hart's criticism and used it as an advertisement of the Woodward book. The idea was "This book has irritated a Harvard professor therefore you'll like it!" Who said that college professors do not exert an important influence on the literary taste of the American people? The New Student LITERARY SECTION 3IARTHA CONNELL, Editor TO ART THIS IMAGINARY WORLD The statement of Vilhjamur Stefansson, the explorer, to the students of Bates College that, in his earlier years, he studied and taught what he has since discovered to be only an imaginary world, is perhaps one of the most potent remarks yet made as to the smug complacency with which we are prone to accept things. For example, Mr. Steffansson once taught and believed that the North Pole was the hardest place to reach and the coldest place on earth; that there was no vegetation in Polar regions; that Esquimaux lived in snow houses, drank oil and liked it. When he went to see for himself, however, he found that only one condition was met that of being far from the equator. He found that, instead of being high from the sea level and far away from the ocean, the North Pole was only five feet above the sea level, and in the middle of the ocean. This, apparently, has a stabilizing in fluence on the temperature, for Mr. Steffansson foum. the thermometer to register 103 degrees in the shade at one place within the Arctic circle. "Snow houses," he said, exist only in the imagination. And the Esquimaux do not drink oil. As for the statement found in geography books, that there is no farming in Greenland, in the year 1000 A. D., it was assessed taxes by the popes on its fine dairy products and sheej and cattle. And now Colonel Morrow, in the convocation address before the students of the College of Engineering, explodes another one of our long cherished beliefs. Colonel Morrow tells us that all Chinese are not and rat eaters, and that he did not remark a chop suey "joint" within the entire celestial realm. Such information ha3 a tendency to disillusion one. The New Student, commenting on Mr. Steffansson's address, suggests a "college of unlearning." At this institution the New Studnt says: "We would unlearn the wives tales that college freshmen are wont to believe, such as, that if a woman happens to look at strawberries her child will have a brilliant red birthmark, that the French are a gay people whose main preoccupation is the consumption of snails and light wines." In the place of this colorful fiction, the New Student would have taught what Ethan Allen really said at Fort Ticonderoga and investigate thoroughly the legend of George Washington and the cherry tree Incalculated by the new scientificsplrit that so animates the youth of today, The Kernel feels, too, that we have too long lived in an imaginary world. It wonders whether or not the present students are now willing to barter their pleasant beliefs, entertained so long, for the unprepossessing truth. Or, we leave the question entirely with the student: Do you prefer to live in this imaginary world yoa havo so long believed in? laun-drym- Not as Saint Mother to her heedless God So meekly bows; I follow passionately Thy wisp of light, thy wanton, mocking nod, Snared by the film of wings I think I see. I, scoffer of all lies, worship thee, O, strange, my mistress, tho thy steps have taken Cruel ways I loathed, but would not flee, Dark ways, where nameless thoughts have shaken Even my unbelief. And still my faith, Hiding thy cheat, thy cheat, in threaded gold, Makes thee a lovely thing; thy scantling breath Fills my lone altars; and a longing bold, Bolder than hope, steels my lean, hungry youth To think, mayhap, thy harlot's promise truth. 0- - (By Joseph C. Graves) i of "Laugh, Clown, Laugh," which Lon (By Ollie M. James) The Central Kentucky Choral So- - Chaney, portraycr of strange characciety and Prof. Carl A. Lampert are ters, uses as a medium for revealing giving the people of Lexington and more hidden facets in the gem of his central Kentucky an opportunity to artistry than he has ever before. The see and hear a performance of cul- -. picture, to appear at the Ben Ah and relicrious an- - theater the first part of next week, m- peal seldom rivaled, and perhaps never volves every possible phase of huequaled within hundreds of miles man emotion, and brings in the strollof Lexington, on May 9, when the, ing players of Europe, the circus, and "Messiah" will be sung in the Men's the theater, as colorful backgrounds gymnasium at 8:15 o'clock. A chorus for an intensely interesting story. of the best vocalists procurable in the Despite its innate tragedy, its lighter are delicately woven in, middle west will deliver the oratorio, moments accompanied by the Philharmonic or- while a beautiful love story runs chestra. In spite of the fact that the cost of the production would fully justify a large admission fee, the tickets are to be sold at practically nominal prices, according to Professor Lampert, who is directing the work. The "Messiah," ranking as it does as the one outstanding masterdepiece in musical literature, serves a niche in the admiration and understanding, of every educated person. The parts and solos are sung in English, thus removing the main objection to musical productions of the higher type, grand opera in particular. It will be a of the musical and spiritual appreciation of the people of the Blue Grass if the "Messiah" does not prove to be as great a success in regard to at tendance as it seems predestined to be in intrinsic worth. Songsters Shall Soon Sing Spring Serenades As spring drags on, the weather becomes more and more conducive to that form of music legitimatized by Shakespeare: the serenade. While not suggested as an alternative for nightly studying, still the serenade is un doubtedly an integral part of campus activity. There's something most romantic about this midnight carol ing, even though it does leave much to be desired in the way of bassos perfection. Would-b- e vocal d sound and cellolike, re sembling the elastic tonal range of the pipe organ, and giving firm sup port to the voices in the upper regis ter. Pseudo tenors seem full throated and effortless as they soar to the etherial heiglitsdictated by the mind of Irving Berlin. In the parlance of the undergraduate, they "go over big." "Sharp Shooters" at Ben Ali Today George O'Brien rescues Lois Moran from the king of bootleggers in liquor drive, cleans out a dance hall d in Morocco, and fights a battle with a gang of his sailor bud dies, all to keep Miss Moran an hon est woman the rest of the week at the George first sees Ben Ali theater. the young lady in Morocco, as a- little dancing girl, hot looking, but French nice, you know. In fact she's sup porting her invalid father. This doesn't go over so big with George, so he sails off in one of Uncle Sam's big war canoes, leaving the dear lit n in the dance tie thing hall. At last she gets up her fightin' Irish, and comes to New York, where she speedily becomes compromised again. At last George shows up and from then on to a hurrah fin ish, it's too bad for the bad mens. It couldn't happen, and all that sort of thing, but it should be a good show I anyhow "The Last Command' at Kentucky Sunday Emil Jannings., famous for his remarkable characterization in "The Way of All Flesh," brings his latest picture, "The Last Command," to the Kentucky theater Sunday. "The Last Command" is a story of the red revolt in Russia, showing Jannings as a mighty general, strictly military but beloved by his men. He befriends a girl in distress, but imprisons her companion, the girl in turn saving him from death at the hands of the blood-ma- d revolutionists. He then comes to America in search of his fair savior, and there the thread of the story takes a strange twist. The play is marked by the splendid settings, especially a number of shots of Russian battles. The direction, done by Josef von Sternberg, well known for .his directorial genius in the mak ing of "Underworld," is faultless, as is the acting of the capable and beau tiful feminine lead, Evelyn Brent "Laugh, Clown, Laugh," at Ben Ali Sunday The age-ol- d barrier to love, that of the passing years, is the motivation deep-tone- THE HORRIBLE FAG Pt The Critics Ink H hand-to-han- heart-broke- 010- Looking Over The Magazines -- o 0 0 Thomas' series, "Tales of Commanders," has begun in the April issue of "World's Work," and the first installment is extremely exciting. Mr. Thomas' idea is to present his tales from the viewpoint of commanders, describ- German Lowell German volumes of Shakespeare by have been added reJohrbuch, 4, cently to the University library. All are valuable as standard reference books. The new book, "I Believe In God," by Agnes Maude Royden, is significant as well as interesting because the au thor is to be the chief speaker at the national Y. W. C. A. meeting which at . I will lii liolrl novf mnnf Vi in Sni'mmpn- . s uijf mull leeiuiKS naiuitu to, Cal. their torpedoes sink large British and Other books on the display shelf of American ships. The first article de- scribes the sinking of the "Hogue," the "Cressy," and the "Aboukir" by the This submarine, the U-of a kerosene burning type, was one of the first' submarines used in the war. The amount of time it could remain submerged was limited, whereas the danger it risked in firing torpedoes was very great. The account, therefore, of its attack on British vessels makes for very absorbing reading. In the May issue of "The Golden Book," I suggest the story, "A Sale," by Guy de Maupassant. The story tells of how a financially Frenchman endeavored to sell his wife to a friend. It was agreed that she should be sold by the cubic meter, so a barrel was filled with water, the reluctant and alarmed wife put in, and the amount of water she displaced measured. The deal was never carried through but the amusing and bizarre story can be enjoyed with a certain Rabelaisian' unction. "Sleep," by Dr. D. F. Fraser-Har- ris, in the May issue of "The Forum,'' is tha beginning of what promises to be an interesting series of articles. Why we should lie down in a horizontal position and deliberately become unconscious is, as Dr. points out, miraculous. And besides giving a brief and interesting view of what the ancients thought or dreams, he explains the cause of the incubi. the reason for nightmares, and the way to overcome the unpleasant distortions of unconsciousness. In "Modernism and the Novel," Mr. Sherlock Bronson Gass deplores the discrepancies of the American novel. Mr. Gass is allied with Mr. Paul El mer More and Prof. Irvine Babbitt in his attack on modern American literature, but he is by no means as wel fortified as his compatriots. He tells why he cannot read American novels and for those who relish the disdainful, Professor Gass will prove unequally gratifying. "Really, My Dear," by Christopher Morley in the same issue of "The For urn," is an opal fantasy of the dream land of a poet, which will please those who love the sinister and the ambiguous. U-- 9. throughout it, making it excellent entertainment of a somewhat heavier n sort. Chaney gives us a of a clown's soul undergoing torment, while Herbert Brenon, the director of Beau Geste," "Sorrel and Son,' "Peter Pan," and others, deftly blends situations, motives, and dramatic moments. It's a picture you cannot afford to miss, yet you will probably come out of the theater crying. "Finders Keepers' atStrand cross-sectio- Wednesday- - Laura LaPlante, blonde, bedimpled comedienne, returns to the Strand Theater Wednesday with her latest, Finders Keepers." Miss LaPlante plays a muchly engaged young person who runs wild in an army camp which She falls in her father commands. love with a and the fun, commences. I could think of far worse things which could have hap pened to her, but didn't. Mary Roberts Rinehart wrote the story, which ap peared in The Saturday Evening Post. The play should prove to be amusing, Wesley and amusingly interesting. Ruggles directs Miss LaPlante in her ludicrous adventures, which end in a decidedly unusual wedding ceremony. buck-privat- e, Block and Bridle Judges Live Stock Agriculture Students May Participate Except Members of Previous Judging Teams ' A judging contest under the supervision of the Block and Bridle club of the College of Agriculture, will be held Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, in the Judging Pavilion at the Experiment Station. The contest will be open to all Agricultural students with the exception of the members of last year's judging team, who are still in school. Two divisions, one for freshmen and the other for upperclassmen, will be the only rules governing the contest. Animals and fowls, including beef and dairy cattle, sheep, hogs, mules, and chickens, will be judged. The winner in the freshmen section will be awarded a cup, and a book entitled "Elements of Livestock Judging," by Smith, will be awarded for second place. Another cup will be given for sweepstakes prize. L. J. Horlacher, assistant dean of the College of Agriculture, assisted by Professors Martin, Wilmore, Good, Anderson, and Ely, will be the judges. About 100 contestants are expected to take part in the event which will be an annual affair sponsored by the Block and Bridle Club. 9, hard-press- REPRESENTATIVE OF OLIVER PLOW CO. VISITS CAMPUS Mr. M. J. Proud, representative of the Oliver Plow Co., of Indianapolis, Ind., visited the College of Agriculture Monday in view of interesting some of the senior agricultural students in retail work and salesmanship with his company. Mr. Proud interviewed several boys, but made no definite plans with any of them." the library are: Silas Bent's volume on journalism, "Ballyhoo;" Eugene O'Neil's late play, "Lazarus Laughed;" Moult's story of James M. Bar-ri- e, "David Livingston," by Charles Merz; N. M. Rawson's "Candle Days" Story of Early American Arts the and Implements." -- o 0 Letters were awarded to 131 men at the annual Junior Smoker at Cornell University. Awards were made for crew, baseball, football, cross country soccer, basketball, wrestling, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, track, and fencing. The entire citizenry of the State of Minnesota will combine on the celebration of University of Minnesota Appreciation Day, following the proclamation of Governor Theodore Christiansen, who has set Iay 5 as the time for all people to join in the statewide festival on the campus. Women's Glee Club of Oberlin College will travel 900 miles through three states, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois, while on its trip during the spring vacation. The club will also give a radio performance from station WMAQ. The trip will be made by motor coach. Approximately half the alloted number of tickets for the annual gridiron banquet at the University of Michigan, sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity, has been disposed of. Three hundred invitations have been issued and it is expected that all tickets will be taken. Vachel Lindsay, and Charles F. Scott, editor of the Iola Register, and Prof. W. S. Johnson, head of the department of English, University of Kansas, are to be the judges in the awarding of the Carruth Memorial poetry prizes for this year. The deadline for the submission of poems is April 1. The contest is an annual event. Illinois Wesleyan students participated in the drive for funds to be used in the erection of the new School of Music building by working in a canvass. More than 1200 prospects were interviewed and sum of $1,033.50 was raised. Stuthe dents taking part were rewarded by a tinner given them by the president of the university, Dr. William J. house-to-hou- 'picai of tit firit if urvici among tttepisnt ftTxr.atl. BEHIND THE VEIL 0. M. J. "Everybody Wants One" NIGHT IN MARCH The vagrant wind blows westward from the bar d trees are black and leafless yet; The Behind a misty veil the small stars gleam Like garnets in a broken circlet set, And elfin voices call as in a dream From wild and lonely hills where pixies are. TYPEWRITER It makes a Good Impression THE WANDERER I wander now, Across the plain, the path, the moor. The wind alone Shall know my solitude. And if from you I may escape, I shall be glad, yet God, O. M. J. How lonely! SUNSET The gory sun, Now done to death, d spurts His Upon the breast Of a virgin cloud. And still you talk Goodbye! PORTABLE Commerce, too, its Raleighs RALEIGH'S definition ofcourtesy to care for the needs of the other person. Today the same practice is observed by the telephone business; but we call it service. To men in telephone work, service is a matter of looking ahead and preparing ahead and when a need arises, to be ready. This point of view inspires the research engineer, the 108 N. Upper St. supervisor of production, the director of personnel and the executive responsible for all these activities and more. With the increasing telephone requirements of the nation, this is a work of increasing complexity. Through years to come Bell System men will find an even greater opportunity of service. BELL SYSTEM Authorized Dealer TRANSYLVANIA PRINTING CO., Inc. xsl tution-zotJ- e syteut of 18,500,000 telephones Phone 35 Lexington, Ky. 0. M. J. RoylTypewriterCo..Inc..316B,wy.N.Y. Branches ani Agencies the World Over 'OUR PIONEERING W O R jv H. & o I Read Where Anon. In later life, we'll all be talking, Of the friends we used to know. And when your name is mentioned, My heart will catch then go on throbbing And I will try to change the subject, Watching their faces they must not know. 0 Library Notes JU T GUN"