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Hum of Industry and Music of
Power Development Give New
Tune to "Old Kentucky Home"

Just Among

MEMORIAL HALL IS

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DEDICATED AT U. K.
President Frank L. McVey Presides at Dedicatory Exercises;
Maj. Samtiel M. Wilson Lauds
Kentucky Soldiers.

Kentucky leads the United
a half ago. Today KenGovernor Sampson Writes En- tury and are discovering their own in several industries, includingStates
the
tuckians
comium of State of Kentucky state. There is a new tunc in the largest wood mantel-piec- e
factory,
for Manufacturers' Record, "old Kentucky home." It is the hum oxygen and hydrogen plant, cabinet
Maryland Magazine.
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varnish factory, casket factory, golf
of industry, the music of
hydro-electri-

The following article, written by
Gov. Flem D. Sampson, appeared in
the August 30 issue of the Manufacturers' Record, published weekly at
Baltimore, Md. The nrticle appenred
under the heading "Kentucky Fairly
Leaps Forward in Every Line of
Progress," and is the first of n series
of letters by southern governors
which will be published in the magazine.
Kentucky has long been known for
her fine horses, beautiful women and
Her name has
gracious hospitality.
not been so well known in the marts
of trade and there begins a story.
The romance and traditions of a
charming commonwealth that inspired
the immortal song, "My Old Kentucky
Home," by Stephen Collins Foster;
the historic background of a State
whose pioneers under the leadership
of Daniel Boone and George Rogers
Clark expanded the Colonies into the
nucleus of the world's greatest nation; the patriotic leadership of a
State that gave Henry Clay to the
and both
cause of
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
country all of
to its own war-tor- n
these played a part in distracting
Kentuckians and the outside world
from the business side of Kentucky's
life and progress, as progress is
measured in these days of keen competition.
It is only recently that Kentucky
has taken stock of her resources, her
opportunities, her obligation to the
youth of her own Commonwealth, and
today she is "going into business"
with a program of development and a
stock of goods that will shortly challenge the efforts of her most wideawake competitors if they expect to
remain in the field. Wall Street is
going to hear from Kentucky.
True, Daniel Boone discovered Kentucky, but that was more than a cen

power development and the sweet
ballad of business revivification.
United for Progress
All Kentucky has united in a movement of their own creation, headed by
Kentucky
appointed
the recently
Progress Commission, and is engaged
survey of resources
in a state-wid- e
plans for advertising
and well-lai- d
these resources to the outside world.
Already, in a brief few weeks, this
united Kentucky, through its progress commission, has attracted to the
State's industries a $2,000,000 cement
plant, two $2,000,000 asphalt industries and a million dollar
plant. Outside capital is seeking information on the practically inexhaustible supplies of coal, iron, oil,
gas, fluorspar, barites and other minerals awaiting development, and also
the fertile lands that have made the
Blue Grass and other sections of
the
known throughout
Kentucky
world.
Kentucky is proud of the record she
has already made in the industrial
field and, in extending an Invitation
to share with her" in the prosperity
that is to follow the intensive campaign of industrial expansion now under way, modestly proclaims her leadership in the following lines as an incentive for outside investigation:
Kentucky leads the world in some
She has
of her industrial activities.
the largest soft winter wheat mill,
reed organ plant, single unit hardware plant, base ball bat factory, table rims and slides factory, printing
establishment for the blind, stay bolt
and engine iron factory, box plant,
fireless fixture factory, enamel iron
and brass plumbing plant, minnow
products
nicotine
bucket factory,
plant, hickory handle factory, foil
plant, absorption ice and refrigeramanution machinery plant,
facturing plant, asphalt mine and
factory.
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Dr. J. J. Tigert Resigns

Educational Position!
Former University Professor
Is Elected President of
Florida University
Dr. John J. Tigert, commissioner
of the bureau of education and former professor of philosophy and psychology at the University, has tendered his resignation, effective September 1, to Secretary Roy West of
the interior department, to accept the
presidency of the University of Florida.
Dr. Tigert, who has been head of
the bureau of education since 1921,
was elected president of the Florida
institution July 9 by its board of regents, but no announcement was
made until recently.
Secretary West, in replying to Dr.
Tigert's letter of resignation, expressed regret over the commissioner's withdrawal and said that he was
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its acceptance.
The commissioner
was born at
Nashville, Tenn.
After graduating
from Vanderbilt University, he went
to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. He
was professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of Kentucky before becoming commissioner.
degrees
from
He holds honorary
Bates College, Rhode Island College,
and the University of New Mexico.

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papers by
children in the public schools:
"The plural of spouse is spice."
"The law allowing but one wife is
called monotony."
"General Braddock was killed in
the Revolutionary War. He had three
horses shot from under him and the
fourth went through his clothes."
"A passive verb is when the subject is the sufferer; e. g., I am loved."
L. G. S.f in Old Colony News-Lette- r.

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The University was listed in a
group selected by Prof. Lawrence W.
Murphy, acting dean of the school of
journalism in the University of Illinois, as having a superior quality of
journalistic instructon. An excerpt
of the article follows:
" My idea of schools of journalism
made with due regard for
in 1927-2- 8
the pioneer state of the work and the
handicaps under which much of the
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Reads "In MemerlHin"
Following the laying of the cornerstone Miss Jeanette Lampert read the
poem "In Memorium," by Mrs. Eleanor Duncan Woods, which will be inscribed in Memorial Hall on its completion.
The ceremonies closed with the firing of a volley of shot;: by members
of the American Legion and the Reserve Officers' Training Corps of the
University, the sounding of "Taps"
by Roy Crutch, of the American
gion, and the benediction pronounced
by Dr. A. W. Fortune, of the Central
Christian church.
Memorial Hall, when completed,
will serve as a convocation building
for University students and for people of the community. It will have an
auditorium which will seat 1,040 and
ampitheater seating 1,100, and a
stage, a pipe organ and a projection
room for a motion picture in the balcony.
The tower will rise 100 feet
above the ground and will have, a
four-face- d
clock. Lobbies will contain scrolls on which will be inscribed
of the World War dead of
the names
Kentucky.
The building will cost

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names of the architects, Warner,
and Mitchell; view book University of Kentucky Bulletin, June,
1923; photograph of President McVey and Maury Crutcher, superintendent of buildings and grounds;
names of board of trustees and administrative officers, 1927-2Lexington Leader, July 27, 1928; Lexington Herald, July 27, 1928; Louisville
Courier-JournJuly 28, 1928; pro
gram of exercises; Kentucky Kernel,
July 27, 1928; view book, University
of Kentucky S. A. T. C; souvenir,
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Lexington
1925;
report of War Mothers, July, 1928;
issues of Kentucky chapter of Kentucky War Mothers, 1924, and list of
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stick factory, single unit rnilrond
yards. She leads the south with the
largest millwork plant, millinery
house, stamping and dies factory,
mirror factory, cold storage plant,
saddle and harness factory, plant
factory, ice cream plant, cut stone
and monument plant, tin tag factory,
complete printing plant, boiler plant,
metal window and door factory, corn
mill, steam pump factory, railroad
shops and doll factory.
Wealth Increases
Essentials that have to do with industrial growth are being advanced
by Kentuckians in their move to acquaint the outside world with their
progress as well as their products. In
real property and improvements, the
increase per capita wealth during the
10 years from 1917 to 1927 was 19 per
machinery,
cent. In manufacturing
tools, implements, etc., the increase
during the eight years from 1919 to
1927 was 32.69 per cetn. In intangistocks, bonds,
ble personal property
the Increase during 10
notes, etc.
years from 1917 to 1927 was OlS.at
per cent. In bank deposits not including funds, religious, charitable,
educational and funds of franchise
paying corporations
the increase
during the 10 years from 1917 to 1927
was 3,026.8 per cent.
Kentucky's tax rate is especially
Statistics cf
inviting to industry.
the United States government comparing 22 important states of the
Union show that Kentucky with a
state and county tax rate of only
$1.55 is next to the lowest. Only tour
other states have a tax rate under $2.
With a
The highest rate is $7.64.
bonded indebtedness per capita of on
ly $17.51, Kentucky is the lowest of
any of these 22 important states. Only three other states have a bonded
indebtedness under $30 per capita.
The highest is $140.63.
Bank resources show an increase of
160 per cent in the past 16 years.
Kentucky has spent $25,905,256 on
her public schools during the past
school year. More than two millions
of this went to her university and
normal schools. She is building a
highway system that will place the
state among the leaders within a very
few years, and is now preparing to
let contracts for $30,000,000 worth of
bridges all over the
the highest-typ- e
State, as the result of recent state
legislation that marks the greatest
strides in progress along his line
made in half a century.
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Kentucky is one of the richest
states from a mineralogical stand
point in the entire Union, and along
with the development of these vast
natural resources is now coming hy
power development on a
Kentucky s fame
mammoth scale.
for rich agricultural lands, great
fields of timber and splendid trans
portation facilities is too well known
She is located
to require repetition.
60 miles from the center of popula
tion. at her northwestern border, and
only has 1.3 per cent foreign born
population.
The chief of the United States
Weather Bureau says regarding her
climate: "Kentucky holds an enviable
mean between the extreme cold and
long winters of the northern States
d
summers
and the equally
of those to the southward. Kentucky
is fortunate in having on the whole
sufficient rainfall for 'all needs and
well distributed through the year,
Kentucky enjoys a climate considered
about as good as the best the country
affords." So, no state surpasses Ken
tucky in any line.
Her recreational spots important
items for industry are legion, with
the great Mammoth Cave National
Park, Natural Bridge State Park,
Carter Caves, Brooklyn and High
Bridges, Dix River Dam and Lake,
Falls,
Reelfoot Lake, Cumberland
Cumberland Gap and the many other
provided
noted places so generously
by nature in the glorious Bluegrass

Memorial Hnll, n building being
erected on the campus of the University in tribute to the World War dead
of the state, was dedicated with the
laying of the cornerstone at exercises
hold at 9:30 a. m. July 28.
Maj. Samuel M. Wilson delivered
the dedicatory address and Dr. Frank
L. McVey, president of the University, presided.
In calling the assembly to order
President McVey pointed out that the
building Is to preserve the memory
of 3,300 men and women of Kentucky
who gave their lives In the World
Wnr.
Major Wilson Speaks
Delivering the dedicatory address
Major Wilson said "many unattractive and even ugly buildings had,
through association with great men
or by tradition, acquired a character
thnt gave to them a beauty other
buildings did not possess!
"This building," Major Wilson continued, "has from the very first been
endowed with character, association
and the inspiration of those who gave
their lives for their country and
whose memory we commemorate this
morning."
In praise of Kentucky's soldiers
Major Wilson said the most remarkable thing about them was the readiness with which they responded to the
call of their country and the willingness with which they laid down their
lives for it.
Places Box in Cornerstone
Closing, Major Wilson said, "Many
who might be present today would be
only too glad to have their memory
preserved in such a beautiful manner."
Immediately following the address
Dr. McVey gave the' copper box containing various articles relating to
the history of the building, names of
members of patriotic organizations
and various other documents and photographs to Maury Crutcher, superintendent of buildings and grounds, who
placed it in the cornerstone, where it
was sealed.
Articles in Cornerstone
Articles placed in the box included
the memorial number, University of
Kentucky Bulletin, July 1919; roster
of men in the service, University of
Kentucky Bulletin for October, 1918;
first page of Kentucky Kernel, April
20, 1922, containing poem by Mrs.
Duncan Wood who was
Eleanor
awarded a prize of $50 in gold for the
best poem by a Kentuckian in memory of the men who died in the service to be inscribed in the Memorial
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