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December 28, 1908, at the Postothce, Lexington, Ky., under the Act of July 16, 1894.
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 VQ Bulletin of the University of Kentucky
  VOL. VII. APRIL, 1916. No. 5
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  EDITORIAL COMMENT—
_1  Announcements .....i.................... 5
 J. The Passing of the Legislature. .................... 6
  Kentucky Politics ........................... 6
 °` The Reign of Selfish Law ................,...... 6
Q;  Other Acts. ..............4..,............ 7
  New Trustees ......................... . . . 8
  Our Boys in South Africa ....................... 8
 ‘i Election of Officers ................. . ......... 9
  What Will You Do With It? .,........,............. 9
 if Three Good Letters ............................ 10
_·_— ,   Portrait of "Little Joe" . ......................... 12
  The Kentuckian .............................. 12
 4 Sketches of the Origin and Growth of the University of Kentucky
 T Dr. Jas. K. Patterson 13
g; *~_» { Basketball Retrospect ........................... 17
  Baseball Prospects. .......................... _ . . 18
  Early History of Athletics. ................. A. M. Mtller 19
¢.}‘ An Appreciation ...................... Jno. E. Brown 24
  New Books by Dr. Mackenzie ....................... 25
 gi WHAT Soma ARE Dome-- .
  Graham Edgar. ............................ 25 ·
 js Philip L. Kaufman. ..............,........... 26
  Graham McCorkle ........................... 26
 `Q E. C. McDowell ..................,......... 26
° $_ National Holiday at State ......................... 27
  Woman’s Club . ..........,................... 27
 t- University . ................................ 27
= Qi Student Life . .,.......,............. . ...... 31
  Class Secretary Section .......................... 34
Qi Alumni Clubs ............................... 40
%% Births, Deaths and Marriages ....................... 44
,1 The next issue of the Alumnus will appear in June, 1916.
 ii To Alumni the dues and subscription are $2.00 per year; to former students
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  and friends, $1.00; single copies, 20 cents.
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 ,’lV J. D. TURNER, Editor.
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OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Alumni Representatives on Board of Trustees
GEORGE G. BRocK, London, Ky.
JOHN E. BROWN, Shelbyville, Ky.
PHILIP P. JOHNSTON, JR., Lexington, Ky. ,
J. I. Lyle, New York City. "
SAMUEL B. MARKS, Lexington, Ky. F
JOHN W. WOODS, Ashland, Ky. ,
, General Association
M. E. JOHNSTON, President, Lexington, Ky.
` MRS. MARTHA WHITE BLESSING, Vice-President, Swarthmore, Pa.
J. D. TURNER, Secretary-Treasurer, and Editor, The Alumnus, Lexing-
ington, Ky.
Executive Committee
W. E. FREEMAN, Chairman, Lexington, Ky.
FRANK BATTAILE, Lexington, Ky.
J. W. MCFARLIN, Franklin, Ky.
MISS LUCY K. HUTCHCRAET, Lexington, Ky.
MRS. CHARLES J. SMITH, Lexington, Ky.
WALLACE HOE1No, Louisville, Ky.
PRESIDENTS or THE CLUBS.
PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY, ex-officio.
Class Secretaries
1915 CLYDE TAYLOR, Nicholasville, Ky.
1914 R. C. DADNEY, Lexington, Ky., and E. H. NOLLAU, Olhce of Experiment
Stations, Wasliington, D. C.
1913 A. T. BRYSON, Ashland, Ky.
1912 J. R. DUNCAN, State University, Lexington, Ky.
1911 OLLINE CRUICKSHANK, Georgetown, Ky.
1910 D. V. TERRELL, State University, Lexington, Ky.
1909 H. H. LOXVRY, 401 Eighth Avenue, LaGrange, Ill.
- 1908 FRANK BATTAILE, Lexington, Ky.
1907 L. E. ITIILLENMEYER, Lexington, Ky.
1906 ANNA WALLIS, 326 Aylesford Place, Lexington, Ky.
1905 HARRY EDWARDS, R. F. D., Lexington, Ky.
IQO4 W. E. FREEMAN, State University, Lexington, Ky.
1903 IYIARGUERITE A/ICLAUGHLIN, 226 E. Maxwell St., Lexington, Ky. _
1902 T. J. BARR, State University, Lexington, Ky. I
1901 G. H. HAILEY, Cleary-Wliite Construction Co., Chicago, Ill.
1900 L. K. FRANKEL, State University, Lexington, Ky. {
1899 GEORGE ROBERTS, Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky. _·
1898 I‘IENRY CLAY W1LsoN, Lexington, Ky.
1897 i\'IARY E. CLARKE, Lexington, Ky.
1896 J. I. LYLE, 39 Cortlandt Street, New York City.
1895 MARY L. DIDLAI(E, Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky.
1894 MRS. P. F. ;KESI-IEIMER, Madison Place, Lexington, Ky.
1893 J. R. JOHNSON, Richmond, Ky.
1802, 1891 and 1890 (To be selected).
1889, 1888 and 1887 H. E. CURTIS, Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky.
1886 to 1869 A. M. PETER, Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky.

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Alumni Clubs  
Birmingham, Alabama. .  
J. Miles Sprague, ,07, President, Ensley, Ala. .
H. J. Wurtele, ,04, Vice-President, Ensley, Ala. 1
A. B. Haswell, ylf, Secretary-Treasurer, Ensley, Ala. ;
  Chicago, Illinois. i
t J. B. Sanders, ’ll, President, S. Stone Ave., La Grange, lll.  
* G. K. McCorkle, ’08, Vice-President, 1100 E. Sth Place, Chicago, lll. ,
  C. A. Johns, ’09, Secretary—Treasurer, 5206 \V. 23rd Place, Cicero, lll.
Columbus, Ohio.
A. E. Waller, ,14, President, Department of Agronomy, O. S. U., Columbus, O. ;
Phil E. Richards, ’15, Secretary, Dept. of Agronomy, O. S. U., Columbus, O.
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Paul S. Ward, ’98, President, 1646 Cedar Ave., Cincinnati, O.
W. P. Sayers, Vice-President, 219 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati, O.
J. J. Thompson, ’o3, Secretary-Treasurer, 201 Pearl St., Cincinnati, O.
Detroit, Michigan.
J. E. Bolling, ’15, Secretary, 212 Medbury Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Lexington, Kentucky.
M. E. Johnston, ’00, President, 230 S. Limestone St., Lexington, Ky.
S. B. Marks, JQQ, Vice-President, 243 Rodes Ave., Lexington, Ky.
Margaret McLaughlin, ’o3, Secty., 226 E. Maxwell St., Lexington, Ky.
Mary L. Didlake, ,95, Treasurer, 481 E. Main St., Lexington, Ky.
Lexington Alumnae Club.
Mrs. J. H. Kastle, ’9l, President, Lexington, Ky.
1\lrs. Chas. J. Smith, ’95, Vice—Prcsident, Lexington, Ky.
Miss Marguerite McLaughlin, Secretary, Lexington, Ky.
Louisville, Kentucky.
S. L. Pottinger, ,92, President, 627 E. Broadway, Louisville, Ky.
Eugenia S. McCullough, ’o6, Secretary, 2304 Alta Ave., Louisville, Ky.
Nashville, Tennessee.
  J. M. Foster, ,II, President, 1909 Division St., Nashville, Tenn.
_ Eugene Gilliland, ’04, Vice-President, 845 Meridian St., Nashville, Tenn.
  John J. Tigert, ,09, Secretary-Treasurer, 1905 West End Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
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New York City.
Perry West, ,01, President, 6 Ninth St., Newark, N. J.
L. L. Lewis, ,07, Vice-President, 39 Cortlandt St., New York.
Chas. \rVhite, ’09, Secretary—Treasurer, 463 \Vcst St., New York.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Frank Daugherty, ,0I, President, 2109 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. _
K. F. Anderson, ,07, Vice-President, University of Pa., Philadelphia.

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‘ I Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
H. S. Fry, ,04, President, Box 247, Rochester, Pa.
I D. C. Estill, ,07, Secretary-Treasurer, 1312 Oliver Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa.
A Schenectady, New York.
C. M. Roswell, ’08, President, 724 Brandywine Ave., Schenectady, N. Y.
L. C. Hardesty, ,12, Secretary, 21 Royle St., Schenectady, N. Y.
South Africa. 4
H. W. Taylor, ’06, President, Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa. j
j. du P. Oosthuizen, ’12, Secretary-Treasurer, Vredefort, O. F. S., South Africa.  
.’ St. Louis, Missouri.  
L A. C. Ball, ’II, President, 721 Chemical Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.
Washington, District of Columbia.
P. M. Riefkin, ’06, President, Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines, Wash-
ington, D. C.
W. G. Campbell, ’02, Vice-President, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of
Chemistry, Washington, D. C.
F. H. Tucker, ’09, Secretary, Chemist, Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C.
 
LOST LIST.
The addresses of the following are unknown to the Secretary’s office
and any information concerning them will be appreciated.
Caleb S. Perry, ’79. R. H. Guerrant, ’O8.
Henry M. \Vright, ’79. F. M. \/Vheat, ’O8.
Margaret \Vilson, ’9(). Cott C. Kelly, 08.
john G. Maxey, ’92. Henry L. Herring, ’08.
e U. A. Garred, ’94. L. D. \xVallace, ’O9.
B. C. Keiser, ’94. E. B. Perrine, ’O9.
VV. C. Trigg, ’94. S. VV. Salyers, ’lO.
T. \\’. Scholtz, ’99. Hal H. Smith, ’10.
T. A. jones, ’OO. jas. H. Hall, ’lO. g
jos. B. VVilson, ’OO. David VV. Smith, ’ll.
\\’. H. Perkins, ’Ol. \Valter A. Harn, ’ll.
U. A. Hatfield, ’O2. L. E.; Smith, ’ll.
T. F. Finneran, ’O3. lll. B. Paynter, ’ll.
Edward Rand, ’03. j. D. McMurtry, ’12,
R. H. Arnett. ’O4. Tas. L. Edelen, ’l2.
\V. D. Gray, ’O4. j. H. l/Vadsworth, ’12,
C. C. Stackhouse, ’O4. L. D. Covitz, ’l3.
B. P. House, ’04. S. Knrogzawa, ’l3.  
C, F, Pea;-ee, ’()5_ Morris, Roth, ’l3. ;
Herman F. Scholtz, ’O5. YV- S. Pémly. ’13. T
elm. R. wngm, os. Fred Ferris. ’13. ·
S. M. Morris, ’05. Lvda S. l\’lcCarty, ’l3.
Coleman C. Cartwright, ()6_ G. T. VanArsclell,‘¥’14.
G. P. Edmonds, ’()6_ R. E. Steffy, ’l4.
Max \\~’. Smith, ’O6. C. H. Schwartz, ’l4.
R. E. Dragoo, ’l)6. Basil D. Sartin. ’l4.
R. E. Rankin, ’06. L. j. Emmert, ’l5.
G. B. Howard, ’O7. Kenneth P. Howe. ’lS.
Wm. O. Alden, ’O7. A. j. Kraemer, ’l5.
Thos. H. Howerton, ’O8.

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Allow us to present the University of Kentucky.  
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Commencement Week festivities will begin May 28 and hold until Commence- g
ment Day on the following Thursday. The Alumni program is now being worked up ' 
for the entertainment of those who will return. It is urged that you begin now to A 
make your arrangements to be on hand and join in making the Commencement of  
1916 the best in the history of the University. I
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The June issue of The Alumnus will be devoted primarily to an Alumni  
Directory. Therefore, the Class Secretary and the Alumni Club sections will be l
given entirely to the directory, and for this reason no material will be expected from Z
the Class and Club secretaries. T
Remember, the directory will be no better than you help to make it.  
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The annual reunion and dinner of alumni, former students and friends of the A
University will be held on April 20, Thursday evening, at 6 o’clock, at The Watter- ` 
son, on the occasion of the meeting of the Kentucky Educational Association at
Louisville, April 19-22. x
Professors Noe, Tuthill and Weaver are the committee in charge.
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Voting for nominations for alumni trustees was very light. Every alumnus should  
exercise his privilege and duty to vote. It is urged that more interest be taken and a
full vote cast in the final election.
Seventy-five alumni received votes. The following are the four nominees in order
i of the number of votes received:
Q Samuel B. Marks.
 V John M. Woods.
' Mrs. Elizabeth King Smith.
A Frank Battaile.
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It is depressing to think that nine-hundred to a
The Pnlhgof th, L,g;,l“,,,_ thousand bills were introduced in the legislature
that has just passed into history. Ninety per
cent of them ought never to have been introduced. However, no experienced
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a legislature of 138 members who would have the ability and training neces-
E sary to devise constructive legislation in a period of 60 days. With a legisla-
ture elected in this way, it is impossible to eliminate petty politics which has
cursed Kentucky for generations. The legislature must go sooner or later.
ln its place we should have a small commission of well trained men—on good .
salaries—with a long tenure of oHice—whose sole duty and business is to
study the needs of the State and make laws accordingly. There should be
some check on their law-making power, perhaps in the nature of a referen— t
· dum. This is something for the alumni, not only of our University but every t
1 other college and university in the State, to think about.
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Usually, there is one precept in politics that the
Kentucky Palme., wise guy always holds reverently in mind—that
is, to be in favor of, or at least not against, any
important plan proposed by any religious or moral propaganda, and always
gives polite heed at least to women in matters of this sort and likewise others
so dear to them, but not so with a majority of the Kentucky solons and only
few, very few, take matters of this nature seriously. There were some. Yet,
there was cross—firing on all these live questions- the preacher got the ax,
the moralist got soaked and the women likewise got theirs. More side—stepping
has been done by the Kentucky solons of the late legislature on the liquor
» question than on any other problem presented since Kentucky has been a
state. Courage and politics do not mix. If a man is courageous and out-
spoken, he doesn’t last long. lf he is discretely politic, which means cowardly,
he can prosper. The chief trouble with our politics is not graft or dishonesty
or anything like that. The chief trouble with our politics is hypocrisy and
cowardice.
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Kentucky is a boiling political kettle. Every
The Ran of Selfish Law, thing is done by politics; very little on merit. If
a most plausible proposition should be launched
today, before tomorrow was over some one would inject politics into it.
Every thing is saturated with politics. Picture the University in a mess like ,
this without a semblance of a program. Outside as well as inside cliques and
influences have been at work, seeking advantage in some way to promote i
selhsh interests. It looked like every other bill and resolution that went 5
into the legislative hopper for a time was a knock at the University. The J
University and Experiment Station were the footballs of factions. Out of
this light came the compromise bill which is now a law. It is claimed by
the originators that it is a good arrangement; but by many of the best
friends of the University it is claimed that it is ill advised—ca1culated to
promote machine politics, the effects of which will prove disastrous sooner
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cannot be considered a constructive plan——a plan that is so sorely needed by i
the University and the State, One thing sure, the friends, alumni and old E
students were asleep at the switch.  
Some of the changes under the new arrangement are-  
_ A First. It transfers from the Department of Agriculture $18,000 to be l
used for extension work by the University in connection with the Smith-  
· Lever fund. In turn it makes all the members of the Board of Agriculture, ’
V seven in number, members of the Board of Trustees of the University and ,
l by so doing, ties a political department of the State to the University. { 
Second. It minimizes the influence of the alumni by increasing the Q
Board to 31 members and also by changing the provision whereby the alumni ` 
had three members on the Executive Committee of the Board. _ 
Third. It changes the provision whereby the Governor was required to · 
make one-fifth of his appointments from alumni and says that he must make E
one-fifth of his appointments from old students of at least two year’s i
attendance.  
Fourth. It divorces the extension work from the College of Agricul-  
ture and Experiment Station and puts it into a separate division, a plan which 1
has proven a failure in every state where it has been tried. ¥
Fifth. Politics has., been a more or less dominant factor in the Univer- {
sity for some time, but the new arrangement brings in a new political element A
which can only add to the already bad effects of such influence. j
Fifth. The new arrangement changes the name of the State University, l
Lexington, Kentucky, to the University of Kentuckyéa happy change. {
Sixth: It makes the office of trustee of the University a non—public  
otlice, another very acceptable change. j
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The Pure Food and Drug law was re-enacted  
0;},,,,Acg,_ with practically the same provisions as the old  
law. The old law was made inoperative by the  
Court of Appeals declaring it unconstitutional, on the grounds that the en-
acting clause did not set forth the purpose for which the appropriation of _
, funds was made. Q
` A pure seed bill was placed in the hands of the Experiment Station for
'Z enforcement. This bill provides penalties for adulterating’ misbranding and l
  the selling of spurious seeds. ‘
l A sanitary bill was passed which gives the right of condemnation and E
seizure of foods packed or housed in an unsanitary condition. i
The legislature refused to transfer the Fertilizer and Feed Control work `
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. The Governor for some reason did not till the
’ New -I-,.u,te,,,_ vacancies on the Board of Trustees within fifteen
days after the convening of the legislature as
required by law, but held up the appointments until the last day of the ses-
sion and named Dr. James K. Patterson and Hon. C. B. Nichols, of Lexing-
ton, Hon. James Turner, of Paintsville, and Judge James Breathitt, of Hop- l
kinsville, to succeed themselves, and Mr. Frank McKee, of Versailles, to suc- ‘
ceed Judge T. L. Edelen, of Frankfort. ln making the above appointments, _
the Governor did not appoint an old student of at least two year’s standing
` as required by law.
At the time the Governor made the appointments, he announced that
it was his intention to commission J. I. Lyle so that he may take his seat
with the Board. It will be recalled that Mr. Lyle was elected to a place on
the Board at the last election by the alumni, but Governor McCreary refused
him a commission on account of his being a non-resident of the State. The
new law remedies the matter by making the ofhce of trustee a non—public
office. ‘
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If there is anything in the old saying, "distance ’
Our Boys in South Africa lends enchantment," the sentimentalist has an op-  `
i portunity to apply it, if he cares to, to our alumni
in South Africa. A lone half dozen and somewhat scattered geographically- ,
Scherilius at Pretoria, Taylor at Rustenburg, Chisholm at St. James, Oosthuizen  
at Vredefort, Wilson at Durban, and Koch at E. London-—they never fail to  `
get together once or twice a year and then and there engage in some sort of ,
program, the main part of which is Alma Mater. The interest manifested in
the University by this small number of alumni is enough to put to shame many Z
of us so close at home. They never lose an opportunity to help the association
and since their abode in that far distant land they have sent some half
dozen as high class students to the University as can be found anywhere. Only
recently, and mainly through the influence of Mr. Wilson, ’12, Mr. Mapestone
matriculated in the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Be-
sides their interest along these lines, they are interested in helping young boys `
and girls who are not able to support themselves in college and to this end
have pledged one scholarship loan fund to the Association. The first install-
ment of this fund has just been received from Mr. Oosthuizen, Secretary—Treas— `
urer of the club. i
The interest these alumni are taking and the good they are doing under
adverse circumstances should be an inspiration, or at least some stimulus, to
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THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS. i
Soon after this issue of the Alumnus reaches y0u the ballots for the  
annual election of Association officers will be distributed. The officers to bc Q 
elected are a President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and two mem-  
-_ bers of the Executive Committee. The following nominating committée,  
1 whose duty is to place on the election ballot at least two names for each l 
Q position, has been appointed: '.
`V _I. FRANK B1\'1"l`;\II.E, Chairman, University Book Store, Lexington, Ky. V
E. C. VVURTELE, Intersouthern Building, Louisville, Ky. l,
ANNA v\V1\LLlS, 326 Aylesford Place, Lexington, Ky.  
R. L. \\iE.\\'l£R, 115 Broadway, New York City. l 
H. H. I,O\\'l{\', 401 Eighth Avenue, La Grange, Ill. ,
lt would greatly assist this committee i11 its work if each alumnus would 1
suggest the Il2ll"ll€S of those persons \VllOlTl he thinks would best hll the above
positions. \\”on`t you, therefore, write the Chairman at once and give l1i1n ,`
such names? Do this right away as the ballots should be mailed within the  
  next week or so.  
Q WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT.  
; The Alumnus has been issued regularly for almost a year. Mr. Turner  
 A has given unstintingly of 11is time 2lll(l talent. He has enough work in attend-  
 , ing to his ollicial duties to tax his strength. Not only has he given of his  
 · time and talent, but he has done his work with an enthusiasm and Zlll optimism  
born of his unsellish love and devotion to his Alma Mater. He has worked  
  bravely when most men would have given up the job in pessimistic disgust.  
é He has carried the work when it seemed that a large majority of the alumni  
. did not care a tig whether the ]0urnal lived or died. He has issued the ;
journal when he had to advance funds and trust to chance for sufhcient funds 1 
to pay the bills. Q
_ (The above paragraph is written over the protest of the modest editor.)  
· More than 1,100 alumni have not paid dues for the year ending ]une, it
. 1915, Zll1(l june of the good year 1916 is fast approaching. Yet the journal  
i has been sent to these delinquents in the hope that there might be a spark i 
  of love Ellld devotion for the old school that could be revived. K
{ \Vhy is it that l1l€ll and women will accept the bounty of the State in ll
i receiving an education at the hands of the taxpayers and will not in return  
bestow a little affection upon the University? The Alumnus is the only  
medium through which the graduates can keep in touch with the institution l
and through which they 1nay express themselves concerning it. If ever  
there was a time in the history of the University when it needed the active
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interest, love and support of the whole body of alumni that time is now.
, There is no body of people, large or small, that can be more influential in
j promoting the welfare of the institution than the alumni, and they owe it to
  themselves and to the University to lend a hand. There can be no better
I beginning than to support The Alumnus.
VVhat will you do with it? Let it die aborning, or nurture it into a ,
vigorous Journal that shall have a profound influence for good in the devel-
opment of the University? It’s up to you. V
ONE WHO KNOWS THE SITUATION. `
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The Editor of The Alumnus has recently received a number of good
letters from alumni and old students. These letters refiect a new spirit
among our alumni and are so reviving to the Editor that they are published
below with the hope that they will affect others in a similar manner.
The following letter is from Charles R. Brock, ’90, one of the “old ·
guard" whose success in life has been largely due to that same loyalty to his
profession and fellow man as he fosters for his Alma Mater, and should be
an inspiration to the younger alumni at least:
A Dear Mr. Turner:
A copy of your circular letter addressed to “Fellow Alumnus" has been
received.
Every true and loyal alumnus of the State University must recognize
V the reasonableness of your suggestions. Professing, I am sure, as much of
the loyal spirit as you could possibly wish, I hasten to enclose my check
for the amount which you suggest. I shall always be pleased to hear from
you when there is anything which you think I should do to promote the
interests of the University. _
\\’ith best wishes for the success of your laudable eftorts.
There are hundreds of old students who are rendering a service to their
community, county and state because of the inspiration and equipment re-
ceived at the University. None are more appreciative and cognizant of what
the University has done for them than ]. R. Vinson, “Blind 'I`om," as he
was called by his closest and intimate friends. His letter tells us of his loy- ’
alty and devotion to the University and future plans to help win the Southern
football championship and make the engineering tield more eliicient. Mr.
Vinson is a banker at Cadiz, Kentucky.
Ny Dear Turner:
Enclosed you will iind my check for $l.OO in payment for one ycar`s
subscription to the Kentucky,r\lumnus. I have received two or three copies
, and to say that I enjoy `readmg them does not begin to express the pleasure
at_all. l begin at the hrst page and do not stop until I have read to the
Innshr l watch lor names of some of the "Old boys_" that is, the boys that

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I knew back in the 90’s, and when I see such names as Roscoe Severs, A. S.  
Reese, J. D. Turner, I,. B. Allen, Geo. Roberts, A. ]. Vance, Herbert New- I
man, john \~\`illim, and many others, my mind turns back to the old days and  w
to many things which we did. You, who are where you can see some of the  ‘
Old Boys sometimes cannot understand how much I enjoy reading of the ;
doings of the old crowd, for you, Duncan and Reese are the only ones of  
the Old E. S. boys I have seen since I left Lexington that june morning in I
1897; and that has been nineteen years this _Iune. I have only one regret, I
and that is that I can not claim a place among the Alumni, but this cannot g
be, so I must make the best of what I have, and that is a fond recollection -
  of our Old Boys. But in a few years_ that is, in about 1925 or 1928 I will have L 
two boys to take my place in the Kentucky State University. And if they y 
live and I live, they will take a full course there. ~
I was so glad to see Geo. Roberts when he was in Cadiz last Fall, and Q
I knew that he was glad when I quit asking him questions, but when I get an
opportunity to hear from State University and the boys and girls I knew .
when I was there, I make the best of it. 3
I am sure you will be tired of this letter, so I will quit, but will ask j 
that you remember me to any of the boys when you see them, and with the I
hope that some day I may see you again. ,
Here is a letter that requires no comment. It comes from one who is
full of appreciation of what Alma Mater has done for him and what he ;
feels that it is his duty to turn as service to his fellow men through his chosen I
profession. C. E. Blevins, ’14, is one of many of the younger graduates who *
realize that the greatest reward is service well performed. I
Dear l\Ir. Turner:  
It has been my intention to write you for some time concerning the 2
Kentucky Alumnus. Your good paper is a mighty welcome visitor in this part I
of the country, I can tell you, and it does a lot of good to know how the ·
University and the old men are progressing: Indeed, it is wonderful how Z
often the mind goes back to State and how one’s appreciation grows as the ‘ 
years go by. I was under the impression that a great deal of 1ny loyalty `
for the old place would be swallowed up by the demand made upon our time ,
by the present issues, but it has not been true.
I was glad to see a hne article about the Farmcrs’ \Veek up there. If .
there is one thing that the South needs more than anything else it is a good ,
knowledge of agriculture. lf the farmers ever wake up to a realization of Q
the immense opportunities that confront, I may almost say affront, them, ,
it will be a wonderful day in the history of this country. A
I ani here at Tech. and think I was very fortunate to get such a line I
, position for a starter. I ani not sure what my plans for the future will be,  
~ but I think that l will go to I·langchow to take charge of a new work that `
I the Georgia Tech students are going to begin in the way of putting college . 
athletics in all of the principal schools of the province. A new building is  
being built there and a physical director is wanted. I am preparing myself
· now to take the position as soon as the building is completed_ or go to I
Valparaiso, Chile, to take up a similar work there in a rather extensive pro-. i 
gram of the same nature that they are planning. f
Now for the best part of this rather uninteresting letter. I am inclosing ,
$2.00, for my subscription to your paper, and I include with this the heartiest I
and best wishes for your own success and that of the entire school.  
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PORTRAIT OF LITTLE JOE.
The following paragraphs descriptive of a gift from the Alumni to the
University of Kentucky are from an article which appeared in the Lexington
Herald of March 7, 1916. The idea is a most laudable one and one which
could well be extended. There were many of the old faculty whose counte-
nances are still dear to us, in honoring whom in some such way the Alumni
would honor themselves, as well as help to preserve those traditions which
mean so much in any institution:
i ".~\fter sittings covering a period of two weeks, Ferdinand Graham
\\"alker, of l,ouisville_ the eminent artist, completed Monday morning and
turned over for inspection a three—quarter length portrait of Dr. ]o. H. Kastle,
Director of the Kentucky .·\gricultural Experiment Station and scientist of
international reputation. _
"The work was done at the instance of the .~\lumni Association of State
University and is intended not only as an expression of affectionate regard
for Dr, l{astle, but is to be a gift to the University with which he has been
so long prominently connected, both as an instructor and as an alumnus. It
will he hung later at some suitable vantage, yet to be decided upon.
"The honor is a very unusual one, and shows the very high standing
which Dr. lxastle occupies with those who have gone to school with hun or
under him at the State University. This is the hrst instance where the aluenni
and old students have contributed to the University a painting of a member
of the faculty. The painting is pronounced by critics to be a very excellent
likeness of the popular Experiment Station Director.
"'I`he method chosen by the Alumni of State University to honor Dr.
lxastle is an exceedingly happy one. as it puts in the keeping of the University
the likeness of one of the most eminent men ever graduated from its historic
halls. A scientist whose fame is not limited to this continent, a scholar of
wide versatility, a student of profound research, a writer of rare nnish and
ornate and engaging style, a native of Lexington and a man possessing so deep
loyalty to_the institution that now seeks thus to honor him that he has de-
clined positions of more impressive dignity and vastly greater emolument in
order to serve_ his state in the big, broad, useful field in which he is now en-
gaged. Dr. Ixastles likeness is justly entitled to take place of honor among
those of the ablest and most consecrated men who have dedicated their lives
to the instruction and leadership of men.
The Business Manager of the 1916 Kentuckian (the University Annual
published by the senior class) has addressed a circular letter dated February
21, to a number of the alumni, offering them the opportunity to subscribe for
the 1\nnual.
lt has often been truthfully said that a very excellent way to build up
an effective alumni organization is to interest the students in the alumni and
the i·\lumm Association before they leave the University. If a large number
ot graduates and old students would subscribe for the Animal it would show

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the members of the senior class in a very effective way that the alumni are  
interested in them and the things which they are doing. If the alumni show _
to the students that they are greatly interested in the students and in their `
doings, the students will certainly be interested in the alumni and their  
doings and will be ready to become efficient alumni workers as soon as they _
graduate, for it is an indisputable fact that before we can have a working