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CADET HOI' t6mORROW
OP SERIES OP R.O.T.C.
TO BE GIVEN IN GYM,

FOURTH
DANCES

LEXINGTON, KY.,

JENKINS NAMED
defeated!

'CATS
IN

SEMI-FINAL-

Dark Horse of Tournament
Downs Nervous Kentucky
Team In Greatest Upset
of Season ; Score 6
31-2-

NORTH CAROLINA CHAMPS
V; M. I. and Georgia Succumb
To Flashy Attack of Blue

HIGH SCHOOL NET

TEAMS TO MEET
HERE NEXT WEEK

The 11)20 varsity basketball players
of the University of Kentucky will
be honor euests of the Lexington
Alumni club nt tho Lnfayette hotel,
for luncheon nt noon Snturdny, March
1.3.
Letters will be awarded by Athletic Director S. A. Boles. Tho captain for 1020-2- 7
will bc elected nnd
the choice announced before tho party

adjourns.

SUKY CIRCLE IN CHARGE

custom of entertaining the Teams Will Be Entertained in
baskctcers with a luncheon nnd afDormitories, Fraternity and
fording them tho onnortunitv of rp- Sorority Houses
ceiving their letters in public nnd that
of having a regulnr date for tho elecOn Mnrch 11, 12, 13, the eighth nn- tion of the lender for the following nual State high school basketball tour
year was inaugurated last year by the nament will be played at the Univers
club nnd thc custom is looked upon as ity gymnasium under the auspice of
an nnnunl-even- t
of the future.
the Athletic Association. There will bc
34 teams coming from 18 districts of

Entering the Southern Conference
tournament ns one of the favorites,
the Wildcats set anil and displayed
their brilliant season form in their
first two games on Fridny nnd Saturday by defeating V.M.I, and Georgia
by the scores of 32 to 25 and 39 to 34,
nn
respectively, but in the
unexpected foe and the dark horse of
Prof. Knight Wants All Manuthe tournament, Mississippi A. & M., Exercises For Establishment of
scripts for Harper's In Early
Chapter of National Honorary
cowed the Wildcats enoiigh to win,
Scholarship Fraternity
31 to 26.
Students desiring to submit manuTo Be Held March 12
scripts for the Harper's prize ,contest
Failure to follow their shots and
and wishing informajtion
innbility to register free throws con
about
MEMBERS
sistently were $he potent factors that WILL ELECT
should see Prof Grant C.
Knight, at once, as the papers are to
cost Kentucky the 'game. The WildA chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, na be in his hands by April 1.
cats missed more crips and free
throws than they have missed in any tional honorary scholarship fraterni
For tho past two years this univer
This was ty, will be installed at the University sity has been represented in the an
other game this season.
due to the nervous strain under which of Kentucky March 12, at which time nual Anthology of College Verse.
they were laboring since the com- members of the fraternity from nil Students who intend to contribute
sections of the state will be here tq poems in the competition for this
mencement of the tourney. The
gies, on the other hand were at the witness the presentation of the char honor, should also consult Professor
peak in form and made every shot ter. The charter was granted at the iimgnt.
biennial convention of the fraternity
count.
last summer when Kentucky was seU. K. Rooters Pray for Victory
lected as one of the four institutions
The
Wildcat supporters, which in the south to be granted a charter.
numbered into the hundreds, stillhad
Old Members Will Attend
hopes of victory as the team marched
Approximately 100 members of Phi
off at the half with the Aggies leadBut Beta Kappa living --in Kentucky are
ing by the count of 18 to 13.
Kentucky could not produce their cus- expected to be here for the installatomary
which the Aggies tion exercises. These members were
k
We've all heard the jingle that goes
feared and for' which Kentucky fans organized two years ago and Bishop
somewhat after this fashion:
Lewis W. Burton was elected presiprayed.
"Roses are red; if violets are blue
Every team entered in the tourney, dent. There are 12 members of Phi
Beyond
Beta Kappa at the university. These
the horizon, lie riches
for you."
(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) are organized" under the leadership of
Prof. Glanvill Terrell.
And we've racked and racked our
Members of the university faculty brains and asked ourselves where in
who are members of this organization the world that place could be, where
are Dr. Frank L. McVey, president of riches awaited us. We don't wonder
the university; Charles . Turck, Jes- - any more. We know. It's Florida.
Also it "uster was," "Go West,
(GONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) young man." Now 'tis "Go to Florida, young man."
Student Dramatic Organizations
spoken
with bated breath, was once the lure;
Drama 96
Selects New Three-ABy Owen Davis For Annual
Standing- thatits shiny, yellow metal which held
Make
in
destiny romance and adventure
Spring Presentation
and hardship and e'en but what's the
Bernice Edwards" and Margaret use ? We've all at some time or othSOON
S
TO HOLD
Grider Only Ones To Receive er in our gay young lives read the
Western thrillers. Now
A's In All Subjects
"Icebound," a three act drama by
(mayhap another name for
Owen Davis, has been selected as the
gold) is the magical word.
Ninety-si- x
sorority pledges attained
So do
play for this year's production by a scholastic standing last semester times change! (That last sentence
according to a recent an- which renders them eligible for initia- sounds familiar, I wonder ) Oh yes,
Strollers,
nouncement made by Al Wiemann, tion, according to an announcement as I was saying, a goodly number of
director of the student dramatic org- made by the office of the dean of
Every
for the various women of the university.
anization.
parts will be held in the near future pledge of Kappa Kappa Gamma,
and the organization expects to pre- Omega Rho, and Sigma Beta Urisilon
sent the play in Lexington and other received the standing required for
towns sometime in April or the early membership.
One freshman and one junior made
part of May.
a perfect standing of "3." Miss
Formally Adopted Last Week
Edwards, of Daytona, Fla., Debate Team to Meet Centre
A committee was appointed in the
and Berea; State .Oratorifall to select a play for this year's pledge of Delta Delta Delta und Miss
presentation and it reached its de- Margaret Grider, of Bowling Green,
cal Contest Will Be
cision only after a thorough considera- plcgde of Alpha Xi Delta, were the
Held Here Saturday
tion of many plays. This committee only girls to receive the coveted "A"
recommended "Icebound" and at a in nil their subjests.
CONTEST TONIGHT
Practically eyery girl eligible for JOINT
meeting of the Stroller organization
membership has' received the sorority
Debating und oratory will make
(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) initiation during the past week.
their initial appearance of the year
at tho university . this week end,
announcement
to
according
an
made by Prof. W. R. Sutherland,
of public
head of the department
to
A joint debate with Bespeaking.
in Semi-Fin- al
rea and Centre is scheduled for'
tonight and tho state oratorical con- When tho Wildcats took tho floor to
(By KYLE WHITEHEAD)
(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT)
face the Mississippi A. & M. aggregaApproximately one hundred and tion, n section of the stage held a
fifty basketball fans, rangcrowd of real spir- Swiss
Coming
ing in rank from the mayor ited Kentuckians, The sleepless night
i
university on the road behind the roar of a Pull- Will Entertain Students Here
to a
of Lexington
man car, wore forgotten s tho 'Cuts
freshman, failed to bc daunted by the
On March 15
u
were urged on even in tho face of
450 miles of road and rail from the
t. No one seemed to care how he
Blue Grass to Atlanta, nnd aligned
Arrangements are being made by
got there, or by wjiut means he would
their husky voices behind the Kenthe. Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. to have
tucky Wildcats in their sixteenth Con- ret back to Lexington. When the two Swiss yodlers, Jost and Wiend-erlof the f pistol announced that Kentucky was
ference game and
who are giving professional conof tho race there wus no onu to
Southern tournament last Monday out
:ritfeLo tho team; tho man who could certs in this section of the country,
night.
take defeat so hard had been left here Tuesday evening, Mnrch 10, to
Pull Out for Atlanta
ntertain tho student body.
university men entrained behind.
Sovcral
Jost and Wienderle are two of four
Wednesday night,
Jet t ut Was a Tragedy
with tlm team last
A saddened crowd of Kentuckians native born Swiss yodlers in this
und how they reached the Southern
concity ' u past history, Several more trooped from the great auditorium country who give professional
pagca of such history in university after tho Wildcats had faced tho teit certs. Tho concerts will be given ill
life ni written when tho Wildcats and lost. To them the game had been English and German and appropriate
A great
a tragedy, for a better team had giv-e- n costumes will bo worn.
fought I heir way into tho
away. Little was said about tho amount of money will have to be
A feverish spirit for travel developed
mny come
in the hearts of those fans who had long journey just to see the Kentucky spent in order that they
in lose, for all were there to back hero and u hearty cooperation of the
formerly been contented to hear about
tho guinea over raido or through tele- their turn, win or lose, but it seemed student body will be appreciated.
It is only through the combined efgraph, and on Sunday afternoon tho h:. though fate hud taken from the
forts of Dean C. R. Melcher and II.
radiators of many errs were- turned Wildcats a victory they so justly
The li)20 basketball team has Meier, professor in tho department of
southward. Into Atlanta came slowly
u travel worn stream of Kentuckians, written well another page of its romance languages of Centre College,
with only one idea, to bo with their history, und will be well remembered that these celebrities are being
by thoso who went to back them.
team during GO minutes of figlit.

TO BE INSTALLED

semi-fina-

Eighth Annual State Basketball
Tournament Will Be Played
At University Gymnasium
March 11, 12, 13

Tho

PHI BETA KAPPA

Contest Announced

ls

semi-final- s,

(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT)
High-Price-

come-bac-

"ICEBOUND" IS
STROLLER PLAY

Sorority Pledges
Their

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TRY-OUT-

Try-ou-

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Bullock Is Elected
Named
Editor-in-Chi-

U. of K. men have heard the Florida
cnll and have journeyed thither to
Ponce de Leon's land of eternal youth
and (as some would have us believe)
a land of eternal sunshine also. I'm
sure none of us would mind having
some of the latter "specially on
these cold days we have sometimes.
Well, howbeit, theseyoung men are
now on the road to attaining what
is it the old "pome" says? health,
wealth, and prosperity. These may
not be the "perzact" words, but

of

Selection of the staff of thc "K"
of 1027 wns held nt thc
regular meeting of tho Y.M.C.A.
Tuesday night when John
cabinet
R. Bullock, Jr., was named
nnd Frank Melton business
mnnagcr.
Bullock is now chnirmnn of the
publicity committee. The Y.M.C.A.
will elect nn associate editor in
thc immediate future.
Thc "K" handbook, which has
been a yearly publication of thc
University of Kentucky Y.M.C.A.
.since 1918, contains valuable information of the history, traditions and rules of the university
for all students and especially the
freshmen, having been "dubbed"
the "Frcshmnn's Bible" because of
its value.

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Approximately 150 Basketball .Fans
Atlanta
"Bum and Pay Their Way
Game
To Back Wildcats

Yodlers

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semi-fina-

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semi-final- s.

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ALSO MENTIONED

handbook

editor-in-chi-

Kentucky Player Awarded Distinguished Honor Which
Comes To Only Two
Men Each Year
ILLNESS

HURTS

4

MOHNEY,

Fleet Warrior Misses Berth On
rrni-T..
One Vote

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FAMILY

LIFE

"Beggar on Horseback," one of the
most unique comedies of the 1924 sea
son, is to be presented at the Woodland auditorium by the Campus Players, the dramatic organization of the
English department of the University
o f Kentucky, during the week
of
April 12.
"Beggar on Horseback" was wit- ten by George S. Kaufman and Mark
Connelley, and appeared for the first
time in thc Broadhurst theatre, New
ork, with Ronald Younir as Neil
McRay, the aspiring young musician
about whom the play revolves.
It
has since been produced on the screen
and was shown in Lexington
some
months ago.
The play deals with the life of a

(By FRANK K. HOOVER)

a championship, they brought
back with them an
guard in Paul Jenkins, who was
awarded this distinguished and
coveted honor which comes to
only two men every year. Jen- kins' selection was unanimous
and he certainly deserves the
wreath with which he has been
crowned.
Gayle Mohney, Kentucky's fleet warrior, missed the
selecberth on the
tion by only one vote, the officials
finding it a hard job to keep from
awarding him the honor. His illness over Sunday,' which hamp- -

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"THE PIGEON" TO
BE PLAYED HERE

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Scabbard and
Annual Pledging

Blade
"them's the sentiments."
50 Go to Florida
Holds
The writer was told that about fifty
students had gone to Florida; but, al- Fourteen Students Are Given
though she didn't succeed jin getting
Honor at Military Ball on
the names of quite that many, here
Last Friday
are more than a few which she presents for your perusal. Many fraThe Scabbard and Blade, honorary
ternities, nnd all classes from gradu- military
ate students down to, and including pledging fraternity, held its annual
exercises
at the military
(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) ball, Friday evening in the men's
gymnasium.
Fourteen students were
riven the honor.
Mr. Coleman Hunter, captain of
Miss
Company D, Fourth Regiment, called
the old members of the company to
pledge the new members, which was
Deans of Women Meet at Wash- the old members of the fraternity, to
iledge the new members,, which was
ington, D. C, To Discuss
Jone by tapping each man with a
Problems
saber and introducing him to the audi-snce.
Miss Virginia E. Franke, dean of
The pledges were Messrs. Sidney
women of the University of Kentucky,
Soodwin,
returned last Saturday from Wash- Darnnby, Charles F. Heidrich, J. L.
L. W. Stokley,
ames D.
ington, D. C, where she had been attending the National Conference of Vugustus, Cadet Captain J. W. Rnm- Deans of Women. Miss Franke said
(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT)
that the conference was a very interesting and instructive one from all
points of view, and that it was interesting to note how very little the
problems of the university differ from
that of another.
Talks Interesting
Some of the talks of special interest
If TLiose
were "Should the University Curriculum be readjusted for Women Stu- 1

Drama by Galsworthy Appears
At Romany Next Week As
Third Production Of
Year
STUDENTS

ARE

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CAST

Students are urged to reserve their
seats early in the week for Galsworthy's "The Pigeon," which will, be pro- week as the third production of tha'-season.
"The Pigeon" has been the most
successful of all Galsworthy's eom-- Y
edies. It has played frequently in
London, Vienna, and other European
capitals. It was first produced in
New York in 1920 where it ran an.,
entire season and where it was suc-- ;
cessfully revived several years ago.
"
New Players In Cast
Romany presents several new
lh?
players to Lexington aud.-ncein
this cast, outstanding among whom is
Mrs. Jesse Frazer, of Louisville, who
has done unusually go6d work with
the Louisville players. Mrs. Frnzicr

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Everybody Who Started to Atlanta
Might Have Arrived, Returned O. K.

Who

(By LeROY SMITH)
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ON PAGE EIGHT)

Y. W. To Elect
Nominations
1926-2- 7

Now Open For
Officers

Nominations are now open for Y.
W.C.A. officers for 1920-2Ballot
boxes for nominations have been
placed in tho women's rest room in
White hull, in Boyd hall, in the book
store, and in the office of the deun of
women Nominations will close at 5
o'clock Tuesday,
Miss Vcasy, of the Y.W.C.A. foreign department, will speak in the
recreatio'n
room of Patterson hall
next Thursday evening at .7:30 o'clock.
Miss Veasy has done secretary work
in South America nnd is a very interesting speaker. All students are
invited.
KKNTUCKIAN

OFFICE MOVES

Tho Keuluckian office has been
moved to room 202 of Alumni hall,
next to tho Y. M. C. A. room. Office
hours, 1 to 4 p. m.

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Magnanimous in defeat, outwardly smiling but inwardly re
gretting and crying, Kentucky's
fighting Wildcats have returned
from sunkist Atlanta, capital of
the invisible Empire State, to
borrow a statement from
Mencken, where they made a
CAMPUS PLAYERS courageous, though futile, effort
to break the monopoly which
North Carolina Tarheels have
PRESENT COMEDY held on the Southern Conference
basketball championship title
"Beggar On Horseback" To Be for three successive years.
Given at Woodland AudiDespite the lamentable fact
that the Wildcats did not bring
torium During Week of
back to the old Blue Grass state
April 12

Franke Returns
FORENSIC SQUAD
From Nat'l Conference
TO OPEN SEASON

Ber-ni-

WEEK

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1927 "K" Handbook

the state.
The district tournaments, prelimi
and finals, will be
naries,
played off nt the district centers' on
March 5 and 6 and from these the
winners will come for the state tourn
ament. There will be 18 boys teams
and 10 girls and these teams will
stay during their sojourn in Lexington, at the residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses.
Draw Next Week
The drawing for the times of play
and for the team's residence while
here, will be conducted next week
after the district winners have been
determined. The boys teams will play SATIRIZES

Land of Sunshine and
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Real Estate Claims 50 University
Of Kentucky Men and Women

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Varsity Players To Be Given
Letters; 15)27 Captain Chosen

Seniors desiring class rings see
John O'Nnn nt the Alpha Gamma
Epsilon house or call at the university business office.

and White

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ALL-SOUTHER-

Basketball Luncheon

Invitntions may be ordered any
day next week in the hall of the
Administration building from 1 to
4 o'clock.
Cash must nccompany
all orders. Orders will not be taken after next week.
Joseph R. Walter,
Chairman.

COMES

NO. 20

Invitations, Rings Must Be
Ordered Next Week

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TOURNEY

MARCH 5, 1920

Notice To Seniors!

BY MISS. A. & M.

THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETHAU.

OF KENTUCKY

UNIVERSITY
VOL. XYI

VACATE, PRAT MEN

There is them that started to
and there is also them that got
here, (accordin' to tho most recent
,nd modern dope which has como to
Most likely, everybody
ur ears.
vould have got there, except for the
mique and original mode of travel
vhich the more enterprisin' evolved to
'urnish entertainment enroute.
Seems like the Wildcats had took
he peaches away from Georgia kind
of suddenly nnd conclusively along
.owards tho windup of the argument,
so everybody at this end of the line
got to feelin1 prosperous nnd borrowed enough money to buy u ticket
and a big berth that would accomodate five friends who were required
only to keep out of sight nnd not
bother tho conductor.
Too Much Weight
These here socjal gatherin's worked
all right except that tho berth sagged
a little in tho middle nnd caused
some discomfort to them undor it.
One of the promoters happened to
that u single snore would
wreck the works so everybody Was
but thorn that snored
wouldn't admit it.
It wus decided
At-an-

jid Had Kept QuieV
that overybody would havo to stay
awake which didn't go over so larg.
One of the boys finally fell asleep and
rolled out in the middle of the aisle.
The conductor fell over him and a
girl told me thnt there wasn't any uso
of her telling mo what the conductov
said to the boy because I couldn't
print it anyway. Conductors nre liko

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Some Go By Freight
Well, foreseein' the annoyances of'
passenger trnvel, a crew of collegian
tourists climed aboard a south-bouu- d
frieght. The brakios, in some cases,
wasn't as congeniul as they might of
been so the transients had to wait fo.'
tho next freight.
There was rumors that some prominent frat man had run into a reception committee at one of the towns,
which was less enlightened on tho
peculiarities and eccentricities of col.
lege men, that thoy was bein' lodged
and boarded at a state or county insLL
tution freu, and that there was a fair
clnnce of thoir takin a course in thu
art of makin' little ones out of larger
ones, tho number of credit lwura tij

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taxes for the rehabilitation of the state institutions and the
University of Kentucky.
The tax on gas has been increased. Mny of the lending agriculturalists
tobacco men, business men, bankers, thought it unwise to impose either
luxury or income taxes. They formulated a substitute plnn to submit to
the voters of the state n bond issue sufficient to:
Editor W. C. Wilson, Alumni Secretary
First, refund 4jic floating debt of the. stale, that will not only Increase
Editor, Helen J. Osborne
Assistant
the interest charges but be a material direct saving in intencst charges and a
greater saving in the indirect cost to the state because of high prices charged
Engineer's Club, 1317 Spruce street. by those who sold material to the stMc;
CALENDAR
BulTnlo, March 13 (Second SaturSecond, to provide for the rehabilitation of the penitentiary at Frankfort
day Regular) luncheon nt 1:15
Loifisvillc, March 6 (First Satur Chamber of Commerce, corner Mnln a school for the feeble minded, the Enstern Kentucky Hospital for the Insane,
day Regular) luncheon at 1:15, Elk's nn,i Seneca street
and other institutions;
wul)Chicago, March 15 (Third Monday
Third, to provide for the extension of the University, of Kentucky. Gov'
y
Philadelphia, March G (First Sat- Regular) luncheon at 12:15
crnor Fields, animated by the desire and inspired by the sole purpose to
Regular) luncheon at 1:15, shall Field Men's Store. (Grill Room). for the enactment of these tnxes nnd hold them in abeyance until the people
tnx before this legislature, but to withdraw temporarily the recommendations
hnvc the opportunity to vote upon the bond issue nt the November election
income

ALUMNI PAGE

cstcd in the progress of our basketball team.
"Was mnrried to Miss Helen Chnp-i- n
of Wilkinsburg, Pa., on January 15,
1920, therefore, the change of address.
Please see that my Kernel comes to
the new address."

r;.:BOND

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ISSUE

FOR UNIVERSITY
CHARITIES s

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(The Lexington Leader, February 27, 1926)
It is highly probable that public approval will be given to the proposed
SI J ,000,000 State bond issue for the University of Kentucky, the normal
schools and various charitable institutions, and to liquidate the State debt.
The proposition to submit this bond issue, in lieu of the contemplated
"luxury" and income taxes, seems to furnish the only solution of the
problem of how to secure funds for educational and charitable institutions
which have already been long neglected by the people and by those high
in authority in recent State administrations.
The proposed bond issue is fj;ce from many of the objectionable features
which aroused opposition to the 875,000,000 bond issue which was submitted
to the. voters in 1924. In that case it was impossible for the voter to express n preference for the charitable and educational institutions, or for the
construction and maintenance of highways, as the case might be. He was
compelled to accept all or none of the provisions of the bill. In addition
to this phase of the $75,000,000 submission, there were confusing and apparently unbusinesslike provisions relating to the distribution of the funds
which excited antagonism and distrust.
The bond issue which is now proposed for educational and charitable
institutions alone will no doubt be very simple in its administrative provisions and merit the enthusiastic support of every voter who is disposed to
deab fairly, if not liberally, with those agencies which supply practically
free education to the boys and girls, the young men and young women of
the Commonwealth, as well as those which furnish shelter and other benefits
to those unfortunates who are either temporarily or permanently wards of
the State and entitled to the help of generous people everywhere.
This newspaper will most heartily support the proposed bond issue at
the same time living in hope that within the next two years public sentiment
may lead some constructive statesman, or some company of
d
men and women, to 'come to the front with a program of administrative improvement in our State government which would' result in better methods and
substantial saving of public funds.

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(The Lexington Herald, February 28, 192G)
The present constitution of Kentucky, adopted over a third of a
century ago, provides specifically that the legislature shall not contract
y
time to ex"debts, direct or contingent, singly or in aggregate,
unless provision be made to levy and collect an annual
ceed 500,000
tax sufficient to pay the interest stipulated and to discharge the debt within
thirty years; nor shall such act take effect until it shall have been submitted
to the people at a general election, and shall have received a majority of
all the votes cast for and against it." This constitutional limitation upon the
debt of the state has been honored consistently by violation instead of by observance. Soon after the adoption of the constitution, when the floating debt
of the state exceeded the limit of $500,000 by only a moderate amount, the
cturt of appeals rendered a decision holding the amount owed by the state-i-

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excess of $500,000 to be a valid obligation.
It has, however, been an open secret that numerous judges of the court
of appeals have expressed regret at that decision.
It is the belief of able
lawyers that the decision was not in accord with the constitutional mandate.
It is further believed of able lawyers that there is more than a possibility,
in fact probability, that should another case get to the court of appeals it
would reverse the' former decision, which would invalidate the warrants issued
by the state in violation of the constitutional prohibition. The debt of the
state increased steadily until in the aggregate it was estimated to be over
.six millions of dollars when Governor Fields became governor.
It is
estimated now to be between four and five millions of dollars.
The state has issued interest bearing warrants to those to whom that
' debt is owed. It has, however, paid far more than the straight interest on
'
that debt, because those who sold material or labor to the state added to
their price a sum sufficient to recompense them for the delay in receiving
their money and the risk involved in accepting the warrants.
' . The state would save in interest one to two and a half percent, and
far more than that by being able to purchase material and labor on a cash
basis instead of on a warrant basis, if it would find its debt in the form of
bonds.

years ago the Kentucky legislature passed
s One hundred and twenty-eigh- t
an act providing for the erection of a penitentiary at Frankfort, which was
years ago. In the act passed by the
erected over a hundred and twenty-fiv- e
legislature in 1798 the size of the cells was specified. The cells built a
years ago were larger than the cells that are now
, .hundred and twenty-fiv- e
.' in the penitentiary
at Frankfort. Some of the same buildings are stlil

' being
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used.

There is no justification for the continued use of that institution. It has
expense re-- ;
cost the state an incalculable amount becouse of
quired to conduct it than'would be required to conduct a modern and model
institution and because of the devilish effect on those confied therein. It
$is inconceivable that Kentucky has been so negligent, so inhumane, as to
years to confine men and women in
continue for a hundred and twenty-fiv- e
that hell 'hole.

We have not seen the provisions of the bills to submit the bond issue and
therefore can express no opinion based on the bills thomsolvcs.
But nssum
ing thnt Uiey will be drawn by able, lawyers and in accord with the views
advanced by Governor Fields, there seems to us every reason that they should
be submitted by the legislature, and the bond issue npproved by the people
If the figures given in the newspapers of fifteen million dollnrs as the
sum total of the issue are correct it will tiot be sufficiont to accomplish all
millions of the former issue
that should be done, even as the twenty-fiv- e
would not have accomplished all that should be done in Kentucky. And it is
true that it will be necessary to increase the taxes on tangible or intagiblc
property, or on both, a few cents to pay the interest and yrovides for the
sinking fund, which would not have been necessary if the'former bond issue
had passed, dedicating part of the revenues from the tax on gasoline nnd
motor licenses to that purpose.
But the increase in taxes will be purely nominal in comparison with the
snving through the refunding of the state debt and the benefit to the state
through the expenditure of the money tha would be available for he state
institutions and the state university.

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K. Gumming is principal
of the high school nt Preston, Mnry-lnnWilliam

M. "Spilmnn
is in the
Chnrles
radio ales nnd service department of
comthe Brunswick
US pnny, Schenectady, N. Y. Ho was
formerly with the General Electric
company of that city.
John W. MacDonnld is farming at
R. R. No. 1, Campbcllsvillo, Kentucky.
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ns I miss the Kernel very
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Herman L. Straus writes as follows: "Please change my address
from 3435 Clay street, San Francisco, California to G247 Blackstonc avenue, Chicago, Illinois. I nm now with
the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works.

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C. Picklesimer ex- - is with
He should be addressed
the Navy.
U. S. S. New York, care Postmaster,
New York, N. Y.
Miss Elizabeth Guthrie is teaching
nt Grayson, Kentucky.
Morton

ALUMNI LOST LIST
any of the graduates listed below.
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Celia

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Society Resolutions on

Herbert Graham

Whitesville high school, "Whitesville,
Kentucky.

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D. W. Perry writes us as follows
cnange my address upon
"1'iease
your records from South Pittsburgh,
"223 Stonewall street, McKenzio,
to
Tenn. I am going back to school to
former alumni secretary at the Uni- teach Bible over there, and I do not
versity of Kentucky, who was killed want to miss the Kernel.
in an automobile accident on Long
"With best wishes for the school
Island February 7:
and for your success in the work
of the American Iona Was s,orry to hear about Graham.
"Resolutions
Society in homage to the memory of
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lierbert Graham.
Henry Tyler Watts, power engineer
"Today the winds and storms of is living at 3370 DeSota avenue
Dixiejand chant a requiem over the Cleveland, Ohio.
sleeping , place of Herbert Graham.
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The practical talent that marked
Walter F. Hanley is now living at
William of Graham in 1143; the chi- Omar, West Virginia.
valry that linked Sir John Graham as
We are in receipt of the following
the right hand of Scotland's patriot
Wallace; the valor that inspired the from Albert J. Kraemer: "My favorite
brilliant Montrose the qualities of indoor sport lately is sending out
'change of address' notices. I am now
all these forebears were conspicious
again located as shown rfbove. Please
in Major Graham our beloved friend
send the Kernel to me at the above
and secretary. Gentle yet resolute,
sagacious yet tolerant, loyal to his address.
friends yet generous toward all men, w "I am pulling for the Wildcats to
in
another Southern Basketball
Horbert Graham needs neither elegy Championship.
What does the, angry
nor eulogy.
mob say;
"He had read widely and deeply. He
Charles S. Rosllings is now living
absorbed the best that lies in men and at 510 Cornelia avenue, Chicago, Illideveloping his own individ- nois.
in books,
uality until he became a recognized
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leader among his fellows. We shall
Alfred D. Bosley, new business de
never meet a man the sincerity of partment representa