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JANUARY 9, 1931




19, 1930


F. L. McVey Issues Statements
To University Board and Kernel
With Summary, Interpretation


Coal Rights on 15,000 Acres
Arc Accepted by

Council "No Cuts" Clause Said to
Plans for
Restatement of
Old Law



The annual formal

of the

Men's Pan Hellenic council will be EXPLANATION GIVEN IN
SABBATICAL LEAVES held tonight, from 9 to 1 o'clock in

Establishment of Experimental Engineering Station
Is Predicted
A student union building, new
buildings for the College of Engineering and physical education
were recommended by Pres. P. L.
at the regular quarterly
meeting of the Board of Trustees
of the university at Maxwell Place,
at 10:30, Wednesday morning. At
that time a gift from E. O. Robinson, Fort Thomas, consisting of the
coal rights on the Robinson
at Quicksand, was accepted.
Recommendations Made
Other recommendations by Pres.
McVey, which were included in his
quarterly report, were more space
for the development of the physical
sciences, more space and playing
Held for college athletic and physical education, additional space for
military department, with the possible construction of a new armory.
He also recommended a large Infor
crease in the appropriation
books for the new library.
is beThat the medical situation
ing studied carefully at the present
time, was Indicated In report, which
also predicted the development of
an engineering experiment station.
As basis for prediction, Dr. McVey
fafH that Kentucky Is rich in

natural resourcespartlcularly


clay and shale; ana inai mere
a possibility of commercial development of these minerals; but that
before commercial development is
possible, It will be necessary to do
some experimental work.
Future Growth Outlined
The quarterly report of the president was devoted to an outlineof the future growth of the uniVeThey
gift of land, of which there
are 15,000 acres, and on which the
coal rights which are located was
presented by Mr. Robinson several
years ago. At that time, however,
the mineral rights were reserved.
Regarding the gift the "port of
the board states: "The gift to the
university of the coal rights on
the property, it is predicted, will
make the land of considerable potential value to the university in
materthe future and will Increase of that
ially the possible resources
Vacations Granted
At the meeting several routine
appointments were made and sabbatical leave of absences granted.
Among those who were granted
sabbatical leave of absence proMiss Gertrude Wade, associate was
fessor of home economics, who
granted leave of absence for the
Walt-ma- n
next scholastic year; O. W.
of the department of horticulture, sabbatical leave of absence
for the year
H. B. Holmes of the romance
leave of absence for the year
1031-10and Prof. L. O. Robinson
of the geology department, sabbatical leave of absence for the year

Miss Mary Agnes Gordon was
appointed Instructor In psychology
for the second (Semester of this
Those present at the meeting
were Governor Flem D. Sampson,
chairman, Judge Richard O. Stoll,
Robert G. Gordon,
Louisville, James O. Utterback,
Paducah. James Park, Lexington,
Louis Hlllenmeyer, Lexington, Dr.
W. W. Walsh, Lawrenceburg and
Joe B. Andrews. Newport.

Dean Blanding To
Return in January
From Study Abroad
Miss Srah Gibson Blanding. dean
of women of the university, who has
been away on sabbatical leave, Is
expected to return In January, so
that she can resume her duties at
semesthe opening of the second London
ter. She has been at the
School of Economics, University of
London, where she has pursued her
studies In political science.
While abroad, Miss Blanding has
England, and has had the opportunity of meeting a number of
prominent people, and people known
for their work and Interest In the
Held of International relations.
She has been a special guest of
Mr. and Mrs. John Rothenstefn.
both of whom will be remembered
here. Mr. Rothensteln was connected with the Art department of
the university, and Mrs. Rothensteln graduated from the university, being a member of various
campus organizations.



cne Mens gymnasium. Zez Confrey
and his eleven piece orchestra,
which includes two pianos, will
manufacture the music.
O. D. K., honorary fraternity for
men, will pledge during Intermis
sion.. An orcnestra platform will
be erected In the southeast corner
of tho gymnasium, in order that
che music can be heard in every
part of the building.
There will be six
two extras. The two lextra no- breaks will follow the third and
A medley of fra
ternlty songs will be played during
The University of Kentucky extension radio station has been unable to get permission from WHAS
to broadcast the dance.
Invitations must be presented at
the door.
Fraternities which are members
council and their
representatives are: Alpha Gamma
Rho, William Florence; AlpJba Sifc.
ma em, Harry Day; Aipua Tau
Omega, Albert J. Kikel; Delta Chi,
Rufus Wilson; Kappa Alpha, Kirk
Moberly; Kappa Sigma, H. H. Morris; Lambda Chi Alpha, Gordon
Finley; Phi Delta Theta, George
Kay; Phi Kappa Tau, John E. Murphy; Phi Sigma Kappa, George
Whitlow; Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
Frank Stone; Sigma Nu, Earl K.
Senff; Pi Kappa Alpha, Clarence
--Yeaget; Triangle,
The Pah Hellenic dance is considered one of the best dances of
the year. This year it should surpass all previous records. A large
crowd will attend as all fraternity
men are compelled to subscribe for
the entertainment. One of the finest orchestras in the United States
will play and everything essential
to a successful entertainment has
been arranged.
Chaperones for this formal are
Dr. and Mrs. F. L. McVey, Dean
and Mrs. C. R. Melcher, Dean and
Mrs. T. P. Cooper, Dean and Mrs.
P. P. Boyd, Dean and Mrs. Edward
Wlest, Dean and Mrs. W. S. Taylor,
Dean and Mrs. F. Paul Anderson,
Dean and Mrs. A. E. Evans, Dean
and Mrs. W. D. Funkhouser, Mrs.
E. F. Farquhar, Miss Margie McLaughlin, Dr. and Mrs. H .H. Down-in- s.
Major and Mrs. O. R. Meredith, Cap't. and Mrs. Clyde Grady,
Lt. and Mrs. J. E. Reese, and Prof,
and Mrs. Enoch Grehan.

Holiday Spirit To
Imbue Radiocast

Christmas Features




A holiday flavor permeates
radio programs from the University
of Kentucky studios of WHAS, the
week of December 22. On Christmas
day, special features include "Tree
Stories," a group of yuletide tales
for children; and the Christ church
cathedral choir. The usual educational and agricultural features for
the week will be continued. The
complete program follows:-Monday. Decemoer aa: vegetaoie
Garden Seed," John 6. Gardner;
"When, Why, and How to Take a
Farm Inventory," Roy E. Proctor.
Tuesday, December 23: ia:45 p.
m., "The current Business situa
tion. Dr. E. z. Palmer; l:oo p. m.,
"Christmas Carols," by Phi Beta
Octet; 1:15 p. m., "Changing Conceptions In Education," Dr. Jesse
E. Adams.
Wednesday, December 24; 12:45
p. m., "reeding ine
R. O. Miller; "Keep Records and
your Flock," C. E. Harris.
Thursday, December 25: 12:45 p.
m., "Tree atones," oy Mrs. utue 1
Nlckell; 1:00 to 1:30 p. m., Christ
Choir In a
Church Cathedral
Christmas program.
Friday, December 20: ia:a p. m.,
What Farm Folks are Asking," by
L. C. Brewer
Sunday, December 28: 6:00 p. m.,
First Methodist Church Choir; and
David Young, violinist.
The Kernel wishes to make a
correction concerning a story which
appeared In Tuesday's edition or
this week. In the Tuesday edition
lt was written that Austin H. Ores-huof Eddyville, was pledged to
Delta Sigma PI. Gresham was not
pledged to Delta Sigma Pi. Beta
Gamma Sigma, honorary commerce
fraternity for men, was the organization to which Gresham was

Instructor Is Final Authority
in Excusing Students
From Classes
In a statement to The Kernel
Wednesday President Frank L. McVey interpreted several provisions
of the new absence rules which have
been questioned by members of the
student body and the faculty.
Dr. McVey pointed out that the
clause, "No student shall be allowed any cuts In any course at the
University of Kentucky," Is merely
a statement of a practice which has
been followed at the university for
the past 15 years and that the
holiday absence rule is simply a
change in penalty. Students are
excused under the present rule by
the prjfessor Instead of the dean,
President McVey said,
"Statement for the Kernel:
In 'view of the fact that certain
questions have been asked by some
of the students and a few members
of the faculty concerning some of
the provisions of the new absence
rules, I wish to make the following
Section Six reads, "All absences
shall be considered unexcused except, .when an-- excuse .Is given by
the Scholarship and Attendance
Committee for absences on the day
immediately preceding or following
a holiday."
It will be noted that this section
sets aside the old system of requiring a student who misses a recita
tion to go to the dean s office and
get an excuse. Under the new rule
the student no longer seeks an excuse from the dean for his absence, but instead he goes directly
to his class where he explains to
the instructor why he was absent.
The instructor in turn permits him
to make up his work unless lt be
a case where the Instructor is convinced in his own mind that the
student was not justified In his absence. In such a case the instructor can report such student to the
dean, but as specified in Section
Four, the recommendations of both
the dean and the instructor are
necessary In dropping a student
from a course because of absence.
If a student has an absence on
the day before or following a holi
day he is required to get an excuse
from the Scholarship and Attendance Committee In the same way
as was done under the old rule. In
case he Is unable to get an excuse
from this committee the penalty
has been changed so that Instead
of substractlng from his standing
he is required to do additional
Section One of the new rules,
which reads "No student shall be
allowed any cuts in any course at
the University of Kentucky," Is
simply a statement of what has
been the practice at the University
of Kentucky for the past 15 years.
FRANK L. MoVEY, President.
December 17, 1930.





Fair, Square, Reasonable, and

An Editorial

Referring to the new absence rulings recently adopted by the university, President Frank L. McVey yesterday stated in a convocation address to the student body that the "rules place a responsibility on the
Instructor to bo fair, square, reasonable and unprejudiced." This statement is much more to the point than an interpretation of sections one
SQUADS NUMBER 59 and six, released to The Kernel yesterday by tho president. In the interpretation, he merely stated what everyone already know that under
Christie, Pay ton, Florence, the new rule tho student no longer seeks an excuse from the dean for
and Mantz Are
his absence, but goes directly to his class whero he explains to his Instructor why he was absent.
However, the interpretation given in tho convocation address, while
The Varsity Rifle team ol the
by a flat to the faculty, Indicates that the rulo is to be
university Is scheduled to shoot not delivered
And that Is
29 matches during tho school year given a liberal construction on the part of the Instructor.
1930-3Rifle team the point that has been a source of worry to students. If they are not
the R. O. T.
27 matches. Other matches, num- - to consider their education as "a series of llttlo chunks to be deposited
oering pernaps 20 are, not as yet In thq bank of the registrar's office with Mr. Gillls," the Instructor cersettled as to conditions governing tainly must always be fair, square, reasonable and unprejudiced.
If he
match, and are expected to be bookfalls to do this, ho falls In what may be termed cooperative education.
ed In the future.
The total num
ber of matches to be fired by these There Is no denying the fact that the new ruling's success or failure detwo teams to date are 56.
pends on the university maintaining on Its staff only cooperative
The first match for both of the
above teams Is scheduled for Jan.
17, 1931.
In this match the varsity
team fires against N. Y, state Stock
Exchange and tho University of
Deleware; the R. O. T. C. -- team
contests the University of Wyoming, Iowa State University, and
Massachusetts (Institute of Tech-

Varsity and R. 0. T . C. to
Shoot First Meet on
January 17


With the beginning of the Christ-ma- st
holidays, the Intramural departments will close the fall athletic
program. A total of 1061 men have
entered Into the Intramural competitions which included tennis, golf,
horseshoe pitching,
volleyball, football, handball, and
indoor golf.
After several weeks of competition,, Company "C" defeated
team representing
the freshmen
Physical education classes for the
Independent volley ball champion- snip, company "C" will engage
the winner of the fraternity division for the intromural champion
ship in the near future.
Football was played for the first
time in the history of the school,
and gained considerable publicity
throughout the state. The games
were played before large gatherings, ana a hot fight was waged
for the chamDionshlD.
A total of
310 men were entered In the games;
tnese men represented an out two
(Continued on page four)





67-- 19

Fast Breaking System Used
Successfully Last




McGinnis and Yates
Star in First Net
Game of Season

The Kentucky Wildcats Introduck
offense to
their new
the Lexington basketball fans in a
convincing manner last night In the
university gymnasium by downing
the Georgetown Tigers 67 to 19.
Coach Rupp used his entire squad
of 17 players in running up the overwhelming score on the Tigers.
The contest was a typical "first
game of the season" affair, both
teams playing erratic ball. The Tlg-ge- rs
played on even terms with the
Wildcats for the first five minutes
of the game, but from then on it
was nothing more than a practice
session for the superior Kentucky
Kentucky used the new fast-bresystem to a great advantage against
the smaller Georgetown five. This
new type of play Is a great deal
more interesting to watch than the
Committee Selects Miss Bean, system tnat was usea last year oy
Coach Maurer. The Wildcats also
James Morris as
used the Maurer guard offense to
an advantage last night.
MCUinnis ana aaie were niu
point men for the game; the new
Wildcat center hit the hoops for a
BUOKS IS COtt&iiJiSRED tntui nf lfl nolnts while "Little"
McGinnis scored 18 markers during
of Organization his stay in tne show any mere was
real teamwlittle chance to
to the large number of
to Kemain in the
were used by Coach
substitutes that
Lancaster was the shining star for
Announcement of the separation the Tigers. He collected 10 points
of the campus book storo and the and otherwise played a wonderful
game. Georgetown showed that
university station of the Lexingthey were suffering from lack of
ton post office, and trie selection practice; the visitors were using
four new men in their line-u- p
of Miss Carrie Bean as superinten
lack of experience soon told on
dent of the latter was maae yesterplayers.
Kentucky's next game will be with
day by D. H. Peak, chairman 0:
Marshall College December 27, to
che book store committee.
The be played in Lexington. This will
report of the committee, which also be a charity game, student tickets
includes an announcement of 'ine! will not.be accepted.
summary follows:
The lineup
appointment of James Morris, 01 Kentacky 67 and
Pos. Georgetown 19
iauntlngton, W. Va,, as manager of McGinnis (16) .1... Cawthorn (2)
Cor bin (2)
Spicer (8)
oie store, follows:
Hatcher (2)
"At a meeting of the Campus Sale (10)
G. . Lancaster (10)
Trott (1)
Book Store committee held at
Carter (2)
tacVeys omce Weaneaaay Johnson (2)...G
Substitutions : Kentucky
anernoon, lt was aecided to sepa
(10). Bronston
(4), Worthlngton,
rate tne management of tne Kllesser (2), Little. Richards, Ca- campus Book tttoie ana the univer
sity station of tne Lexington post vana, Congleton, Skinner,
fuss ana
omce. Miss Carrie Bean nod pre Lavln, Bell. Georgetown St. Xavler.
McRay. Referee: Bray,
viously as&ed to be relieved of the
management of the Book Store,
stating that the work of the post LEGGE
omce has increased to such an ex
tent and is increasing with such
rapidity that the burden of the
dual managership is too great for
one person. The fact is that the
work of the two organizations are Chairman of Federal Board
not at all related, and the committo Address Farm and Home
tee considered It to the best InterWill
ests of individuals and the univer
Meet January 27 to 30
sity to provide separate managership.
will take
The separation
Alexander Legge, chairman
place January 1, 1931. Miss Bean, the federal farm board, will come to
who has been of Invaluable service the university to make an address
to the university, will have charge at the Farm and Home convention
of the post office and Miss Eloise to be held here the latter part
Webb will probably be her chief of January, according to information received from Dean Cooper of
'The Committee by unanimous the College of Agriculture.
In an interview yesterday
vote selected Mr. James Morris of Cooper said, "We are extremelyDean
forHuntington, W. Va., as manager of tunate in obtaining a man of Mr.
the Campus Book Store. Mr. Morris Legge's ability to speak before the
is a graduate of Marshall College convention delegates. He will have
and has been in charge of the book a message that should Interest every
fanner. There are few men In the
store at that college for approxination who have his wide scope and
mately 9 years. He comes to us sweeping point of view concerning
well recommended as to business farm problems."
ability and otherwise. He Is a young
Mr. Legge, before the appointment
man of pleasing appearance and to his present post by President
manner, and he will doubtless meet uoover, was presiaent or. ine interfaculty and students in a way that national Harvester Co. He started
will inspire confidence and respect. .13 a collector for this organization,
It will be his object to give the nnd worked himself has to the active
Mr. Legge
best service, and it is expected that in national farm problems, and has
the faculty and students will co- done much to solve them.
operate to the fullest extent.
The Farm and Home convention
"Ownership will remain in the will open January 27 in the Livestock
University of Kentucky, and the Pavilion on the experiment station
farm, and
university's interests will be cared January 30. will continue separate
There will
for by the Campus Book Store sessions throughout the be
four days
committee, appointed by the presi- for the farmers and the homemak-er- s,
dent. The membership of the comand there will also be special
mittee is now as follows: President meetings of the livestock breeders
McVey, by virtue of his office, O. association.
it. Melcher. w. E. Freeman, J. B.
Kelley, R .D. Haun, and D. H.
Peak, faculty members; and Morton Walker, representative of the
student body.
"Tho class of merchandise sold
will be such as Is necessary to
meet student needs In the univerEpsilon, honorary mathePi Mu
sity. One feature that the new matics fraternity, held their last
management will push will be the meeting of the current year at 4
purchase and resale of used books,
thus opening a market to students o'clock Thursday afternoon in McVey hall. Robert C. Bullock, gradheretofore practically closed."
uate student and Instructor in the
mathematics department, was iniD. H. PEAK, Chairman.
tiated Into the fraternity at the
Requirements for membership in
Dr. W. D. Funkhouser, dean of the organization are that the candithe graduate school, and professor date have a standing of 2 or betof zoology and anthropology, will ter, that he have special ability in
attend the meeting of the American mathematics, that ne be a junior
Association for the Advancement or above, and that he have completed
of Science held during the holidays ui'"-rsltv- . a course in calculus at the
at uieveiana, onio. While there
Following the initiation, a surhe will be on the program of the prise Christmas party was given,
Entomological Society of America, which had been planned by the entertainment committee without the
which Is a member of the association. Several other members of knowledge of the other members of
the faculty will also be present at a active chapter. Small gifts, of
comical character, were distribsome of the meetings.
uted to each one present.

Separation of Postof fice,
Bookstore Is Announced


With the exception of the University of Delaware match, 15 men
shoot as contestants and the 10
highest scores out of these fifteen
count as "match scores." In the
University of Delaware match, 10
men fire, but only the five highest
scores are counted for the record.
At the present time there are
20 men competing for' the Varsity
team who are eligible, scholastlcally
under the requirements of the
Southern Conference, to represent
the university. Of these 20 men,
four are team men from last year
who were presented letters and
sweaters by the university for hav
ing urea on the varsity team In
at least 75 per cent of the matches,
and whose match scores during
1929 placed them among the 10
highest men in at least 40 per cent
of the matches fired. Inasmuch
as their shootlne-,soa- r
this .year
appears to Be up to the same high
standard as In 1929, these' four men
win undoubtedly be the nucleus
which the 1930-3- 1
team will be built up. They are
C. M. Christie, L. S. Payton, W. E.
Florence, and T. Mantz.
A number of "dark horses" are
expected to be heard from, among
whom at present, O. B. Coffman,
M. C. Wachs, and S. F. Musselman
are showing unusual promise. They
are all new men to the Varsity
team and will probably make the
team if they continue to show as
much promise and good scores as
they are now doing, it was announced yesterday.
(Continued on Page Four)

Post Office Gets
Christmas Orders
Miss Carrie Bean, head of the
university post office, received the
following letter yesterday from G.
R. Warren, postmaster, concerning
Christmas day mall:
"I have to advise that the post office department has Issued an order
to the effect that all work in the
post office will be reduced to a minimum begining at midnight, December 24, and continuing until midnight, December 25. In accordance
with this order there will be no
delivery of mall on Christmas day
and the post office will be closed as
tight as it is possible for us to
close lt. Service at the station may
be governed accordingly, and we
wish yourself and
merry Christmas and a happy New
"Yours very truly,
"G. R. WARREN, Postmaster."

Responsibility to Be "Fair,
Square and
Unprejudiced," Placed on
Instructors at Convocation
Referring to the new absence
rales recently adopted by the university, President F. L. McVey
stated in his "Between Us" talk
at the December convocation at
10 o'clock, Thursday morning, in
Memorial hall, that the rides
place a responsibility on the instructor to be fair, square, reaHe
sonable, and unprejudiced."
also admonished the student body
not to think of their education
as "& series of little chanks" to be
depesitesVta the bank-o- f
tbe registrar's off tee with Mr. Glllis, toe
banker: bat to consider education
as a whole.
The convocation was opened with
an invocation by Bart N. Peak, followed by a number of Christmas
songs which were lead by Prof.
Carl Lampert and sung by the assembly.
In his opening remarks, President
McVey commented on the tendency
of seniors and juniors to shift the
burdens of meetings to the freshmen and sophomores, which fact,
he stated was unfortunate and accounted in great part for the lack
of enthusiasm and interest in many
should be assumed by juniors and
seniors, he said.
Citing attempts to bring in a
spirit In the buslarger
iness of the university, President
McVey announced that the campus
book store and the post office were
ter the student body was represented by a member from their group
being separated, In which mat-wh- o
sat with the bookstore committee. In connection with the
bookstore the announcement
made of a plan to buy and sell second hand books to be put Into effect as soon as possible.
Regarding the new absence rules,
President McVey made the statement that he believed the student
body was not so materially disturbed over the matter as "certain campus agencies" bad undertaken to
show. He further cited sections one
and six and confirmed his Interpretations which, he said, he had
released to The Kernel for publication for this issue. Dr. McVey
stated that the new absence rules
were an attempt "to treat the students as men.'1
"One of the things that students
at an educational institution should
get in their minds is that there are
certain fundamental principles to be
conformed to," Dr. McVey
on page four)

Intramural Competition to Continue
Following Fall Program Completion
Company "C" Defeats Team
from Freshman Class in


Symbols of Christmas Introduce
Holidays of Yuletide at University
Again senior engineers light firecrackers in classrooms and again
ettes write to the home town boy
friends. Again jewelry dealers make
the rounds of fraternity houses and
again the dear brothers steal your
tuk shirt for
Beginning tomorrow at noon students at the University of Kentucky
will leave for the tiny villages and
city slums from which they came.
On their arrival at home they will
be greeted by fond parents who,
after thorough scrutinlzatlon of the
product of their union, will wonder
if Willie is not becoming just a
llttlo smart alecky, or If Bessie is
really yielding to the forces of vice
which they believe rage rampant
in the modern university.
students will merely transfer the
scene of their social activity from
the fraternity houses and hotels of
Lexington to the country clubs and
private homes of the home town.
Never have students ut the uni

versity regarded Christ mus with
that anticipation which wus so delightful in childhood and never
have they believed that they receive
any actual benefit from the spirit
in which a gift is given if the tie
Aunt Amy gives is unwearable
then Aunt Amy may us well have
a card. Christmas is another holiday a holiday which Is rendered
more delightful by the material
gains which accrue to a student
during the period. It is seldom
more than that.
May the ettes apply a brighter
tint to their already crimson lips
and may the eds absorb more of
tho poison which profanes the
name of Bucchus. May the good
and the bad little girls and boys
receive the customary visitation of
that rather likeable old person
whom we were so fond of in childhood and may they all return to
school In time to conform to the
new absence rule.


Robert Bullock Is
Initiated Member