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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION o- - -- 0 Extracts from a speech by Francis n Wei at Student Volunteer Convention, Detroit, Mich. I can think of two or three out standing phenomena in our history of four thousand years, which are at all significomparable in cance with what is going on in China just now. These are the historic fig- Cho-Mi- Doubles the Pleasure Adds Little to the Cost cost of THE asmall car adds but fine little to the cost of an evening's pleasure and doubles the pleasure. For the day or evening occasion when you need a car rent one of ours. Late models the kind you like to drive. Courteous service. Reasonable rates. You participate in adequate insurance protection. 3o CITIES Kooo CARS BRIV-UR-SE- STATIONS MM NBncUNB tf TO MMMfY WTMI MNKM Renting Buick, Hertz and Chevrolet Cars Phone 3008 234 EAST MAIN ST. Lexington, Ky. Dress better in FLORSHEM SHOES There's nothing like Florsheims for dressing your feet up and keeping your shoe cost down. They give you good appearance with money's worth of wear. Ten to Twthe Dalian MOST STYLES 3" 10 Baynham Shoe Co. East Main Near Lime PAGE SEVEN Editor Removed for Kansas University Advocates Mencken Writing 'Manuscript Found in Spittoon' head of their organization, named the Emergency Committee on United States Policy in Nicaragua, are the following objectives: i. Stop the war in Nicaragua. 2. Immediate withH. L. Mencken continues as a coldrawal of marines. 3. Invite the co- lege favorite, if balloting at the Unicounof Committee of College Students operation supervision of Nicaraguan versity of Kansas may be generalized. tries in Denied Interview With the elections by civilians. Students and faculty voting on the President to Discuss NicaraThe thirty students were from community lecture course for next guan and Foreign Politics. twenty-on- e universities and colleges, year placed the editor of the Mercury including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, first, and Charles Evans Hughes sec(By New Student Service) -Amherst, Union Theological Semin- ond. The college list of eleven will President ary, Vanderbilt, and Boston NEW YORK, N. Y. be voted on by citizens of Lawrence Coolidge does not choose to discuss who also have a voice in the selec- the Nicaraguan situation with collist in Mistress: "Goodness, Mary, where tions. TTne student-iacult- y comlege students. That is what a is the telephone?" the order of preference follows: mitter of four students, representing Mary: "Mrs. Brown called across Mencken, Hughes, Senator Borah, a larger committee of thirty from the fence asking if she could use it, Emil Ludwig, Will Durant, Johr the most prominent colleges of the so I scut it across, but I had an awful Edward Bok, Bertrand Russell, country, discovered when they went job to get it off the wall." Rabbi Stephen "Wise, John Masefield, 16 armto the White House on April The Economist. and Richard J. Halliburton. ed with a letter of introduction. The got no further than the committee President's confidential secretary who read them a lecture on what students shouldn't think about. Not even the fact that one of the students was a ! member of President Coolidge's fraternity at Amherst carried weight with the Coolidge secretary. Undergraduates have no right to think, to meddle in foreign affairs. SHAVE, 15c . HAIRCUT, 35c stormed the secretary. Furthermore, to intimate that something might be Ladies' Haircutting a Specialty wrong with the President's foreign policy was no less than an insult. Ladies' Shampoo, 50c When one of the students produced 153 South Limestone Open 7:00 A. M. 8:00 P. M. a letter of protest against Mr Cool idge's Nicaraguan policy, signed by a group of Mt. Holyoke students, there was another outburst. For students at a girls' college to tell the President GO TO of the United States how to conduct his foreign policy 'seemed folly, indeed. They ought to know better than that. With the senators the students had better luck. Eighteen of them were Class Shoe interviewed by the delegation. Most of them were fatalists when it came Sewed Soles, $1.25 to talking about Nicaragua. "We've our hand in Nicaragua; we can't turn Goodyear and O'Sullivan Rubber Heels, 50c back," they said. The student dele gation was of another mind, it is Lexington, Kentucky 209 E. Main Street needless to say. For on the letter ures of Confucius, the ambition of the First Emperor, and the introduction of Buddhism. Can you imagine a whole nation of China's population and tradition suddenly awakened from a deep slumber and becoming desperate in mass movement, urged on by the most primary human impulses? That is the situation in China just now. For the cause of it, we have to go back a hundred years or so. There is "always more than one interpretation of history. The writing of history is in its very nature a selective process. Of every historical event, each man has his own account to give and if he is at all interested in it he will give his account with a certain feeli ng, iiut feeling is a tact, ana it has also its factual basis. As to the historical background of the present movement in China, I will try to make a long tale short. China was opened to international trade in the first half of the nineteenth century, much against the wishes of the Chinese. This does not mean, of course, that there had been no trade between China and the rest of the world before the cancellation of the charter of the United East In dia Company and the appointment of Napier as the British representative at Canton. But trade involving di- -' rect political contact was a thing of the early nineteenth century. Political contact soon led to a clash of national pride and prejudice, a clash between different ideas of right and wrong. A series of wars followed. China was repeatedly brought to humiliation in battles but not convinced of her unreasonableness or of her in feriority except in modern warfare. But a movement was soon started to put China on the same footing with her enemies and that movement has since grown to considerable magnitude. One enterorise after another was launched to modernize the nation, first in military organization and equipment, then in industry and education. still later in government and politics; and recently, even m language, litera ture, and social ideas, kver since our defeat in Ihe Opium War, there has been a tendency, a growing tendency, to imitate the West. Imitation be comes more extensive as the effort to modernize China becomes more des perate. Consciously or unconsciously the success of one of our neighbors serves as an added stimulus. Imita tion seems to pay well. I remember distinctly that over twenty years ago when I went to middle school in China, no bov could finish a course in composition without writing a theme on this popular topic: "How to Make China Rich and Strong." No school orator could win popular applause saying something as to making China rich and strong. It is that feature of the modern stake that we wish to imitate. Make our country rich and strong is the cry heard everywhere. We must do so, if our grievances are to be redressed. That seems to be the widespread feeling. Our problem in China is to convert a nation, and the greatest contribution we expect from China js that she will be the first Christian na tion in the history of mankind 'Are we equal to such a stupendous task? The only hope for us is to build up a community of Christians who in spite of their fraility may supplement each other's lives in their weaknesses, and tnirether endeavor to reveal, however feebly and partially, the spirit of the Master. Foreign missionaries are still need ed. Both the relicious history, of an cient China and the nature of the Christian church in all ages indicate no need to withdraw missionaries move from China. The ment has been a crv aeainst missions only insofar as they were implicated in China s international treaties and obligations. Missions with their for eign support have aroused Suspicion, only when they are viewed againsi the historical background of the last seventy-fiv- e years. Causes for snch suspicion must be removed, and errors come home to Europe and America, some, perhaps, never to return. There are those who would find it difficult to adjust themselves to the new age and the new spirit in China, and they would serve the cause better by remaining home. Will you be ready, when God through the church in China calls you? Dr. Wei is president of Centra' China Christian University at Wuchang. COLLEGIANS FAIL TO SEE COOLIDGE i (By New Student Service) Another editor has "bitten the dust." Sid Patzer, editor of Columns, literary and comic magazine of thje University of Washington, has been removed from his post on charges of "gross abuse of the function of his Latin-Americ- j office." The cause of the trouble was said to be an article by Patzer himself entitled "Manuscript Found in a Spittoon" and sub-title- d "A Detailed Ac count of the History of Expectoration Through the Ages." Prof. Karl E. Leib, chairman of the publications council, didn't think "pathological troubles" need be "foisted upon the student body of Washington and the general reading public." Under Patzer's editorship Columns has become outstanding among the few excellent college magazines. Just a year ago the Columns editor who preceded Patzer wan ousted. The student body had become aroused at the summary dismissal, and it is prol.ablf that the case will be reheard, with Patzer granted an opportunity to defend himself. Ers-kin- ON Mother's Day look students: MAY 13 Prices Reduced W. B. Martin's Barber Shop J. D. For High Best Send Maud Muller's Candies 70c lb. We pack and wrap for mailing MAUD MULLER CANDY STORES: MORRIS Repairing. Half 114 S. LIME E. 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