The Kentucky Kernel
LEXINGTON, KY., MAR. 5, 1920


No. 20

University Comes First in Oratorical
Contest With Smith as Representative






Delegates Hear Important Speakers at

To Trim Visitors

"The hope of China Is that the
United States will take her place In
the League of Nations where she can
effectively champion China's cause.
The United States always and everywhere has heen the defender of oppressed peoples and it is our own
nation, the great republic of the West,
to which the struggling republic of
the Far East is looking for action and
for continuance of that policy which
will preserve for her the possibilities
of a great future," was the concluding
paragraph in the speech that won first
place for the University in the oratorical contest held here Monday in
chapel, as presented by .Clifford E.
Smith, a freshman in the College of
' Smith will now represent the University against winners of state contests in Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, to
be held in Wisconsin April 2.
The decision was rendered by men
from other states who were entirely
neutral as to contestants, Professor
H. S. Woodward, Western Reserve
University; Professor iC. H. Thurper,
Purdue University, and Professor B.
,C. Van Wye, University of Cincinnati.
The decision in favor of Kentucky
shows that a new era in the art of
oratory is being recognized, for Mr.
Smith's oration was one that appealed
to the audience thru logical reasoning and not alone by appealing to
the emotions thru "flowery English."
It was not however a easy matter to
decido acordlng to statements mado
by the judges, for the Kentucky Colleges were ably represente dby gifted


Mr. C. MdCoy Franklin, representative of Berea College, who came
second, spoke on "Americanizing
Amorlca by Education of Labor." Tho
theme of his speech was the power of
Christian education.
Mr. Frank L. McVoy presided, welcoming the audience and introducing
tho speakers. A largo number wore
present, Including a number of
Mr. Smith will again represent U.
K. at the second contest, the Southern

League, which
will bo held Friday night in tho
from the
stato universities of Virginia, North
Carolina, Alabama, Johns Hopkins and
Vanderbllt. Tho following list of ora- -

Interstate Oratorical

(Continued on Page 7)

The University of Kentucky basketball squad will end its 1920 basketball
scnedule with Che
game in Lexington Saturday night.
The Centre aggregation has the better claim to the State championship
in basketball, since it defeated the
Wildcats in Danville February 14.
Should Kentucky defeat Centre Saturday night, however, the two outfits would be tied for Stute honors.
The Wildcats are now in better condition to handle the Centre outfit than
when they were defeated 44 to 15, and
it is generally thought that the game
will be a close one, and that probably
a surprise or two will be sprung on
the visitors.
Because of the recent illness of Everett, Coach Buchhelt had intended
starting the game Saturday night with
Wilhelm in the center position, but
the latter sustained a broken nose In
practice Wednesday, so it is highly
probable that Everett will be back at
center with the remainder of the reg-

Secretary Owens and four delegates,
George Gregory, Bob Davis, Robert
Raible and George Baumgarten attended the annual Kentucky State
Student Conference of the Y. M. C. A.
at Danville, February 27 to 29, returning to Lexington on Monday.
George Gregory made a speech Saturday, on "What Can the Y. M. C. A.
Expect of the Faculty?"
Representing the faculty of this
University at the conference
Dean Boyd, Dean Melcher, Professors
Clelland, Freeman and Bureau, and Dr.
Best. The convention delegates and
faculty were entertained by citizens
of Danville.
The Kentucky colleges represented
were Berea, Georgetown, Transylvania, Union College, Eastern State Normal, Centre and University of Kentucky.
Speakers of importance at the conference were: Hon. J. Stitt Wilson,
California; Dr. W. D. Weatherford,
Tennessee; Dr. B. J. Bush, LexingEnlow and McGregor will stage a ton; P. IC. Dix. Louisville, and Harry
wrestling match between halves.
F. Comer, Tennessee.
Centre-Kentuck- y



'Kit" Carson First To Accept Homestead Offer.

University of Kentucky To Have New
Feature in Sports.

Daniel C Carson, of Richmond, Ky
a sophomore in the College of Engineering, left Monday night for Cheyenne, Wyoming, to file on a claim of
1G0 acres of Homestead land offered
by the Government in the
North Platte Irrigation
"Kit" Carson, as he is known in
school last
the University,
fall after having served in tho army
for moro than two years. Ho was with
North Russia
Forces as an officer at Archangel,
Russia all tho time ho served overseas.
"Kit" has promised to writo to several friends as soon as ho arrives "out
wost" and tell them all about how conditions really aro and tho prospects
and desirability of filing claims on
this land recently oponod up in Wyoming. Tho dope from him is awaited with much interest by a uumbor of
students in tho Univoratty, who have
expressed their intention to "take up
a claim."


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Spiked shoes and track suits are
being ordered for the University coeds.

Beginning April 1, classes In refined
track work, weight tossing, hurdling,
high jumping and hockey will be added to the curriculum of women students of tho University. Censored
classes in boxing may bo added later.
aro going to
The University
entor tho track competition In earnest
and havo booked contests with the
University of Cincinnati and Louisville College to bo played If those educational Institutions havo luck with
their feminine track and field representations.
for tho hockey team will
bogin shortly under tho direction of
Miss Sarah Blandlng, of tho UniverAll aspirsity Athletic Department.
ants for hockey honors aro "dark
horsos," so to speak, nono having had
any previous oxperlonco In that sport.
Tho Kittens, University girls' basketball team, will probably wind up its
season hero in a contest with Peabody
College, of Tennessee, March 17.

Try-out- s



Next Friday

In accordance with the usual custom of awarding two tickets to the

Friday, March

bates will be held simultaneously in
Lexington, Cincinnati and Oxford,
Ohio. The proposition to be discussed
is one in which there is much Interest, Inasmuch as it deals with industrial relations and labor organizations.
The nature of the proposition, and the
careful study which the men have
given to the debate tills year give
promise of some lively foren3ic contests.
An affirmative team representing
the University of Kentucky will meet
a negative team representing the University of Cincinnati In the University
chapel here. There will be a musical
program furnished by Professor





SOUTHERN CONTEST Wildcats In Good Condition Four




One of Intercollegiate Con- Two Tickets To Be Award-'e- d
For Best Cover
tests in University Chapel








On the same evening a negative
team composed of A. P. Bell, H. P.
Haley and N. B. Conkwright will represent the University in the debate
against Miami University at Oxford,
A negative team from Miami
will meet an affirmative team representing the University of Cincinnati
in that city on the same evening.
The program for the debate to be
held here is as follows:
Proposition Resolved that for purposes of bargaining between employer
and employee, the organization of all
labor within the Individual plant or
Industrial organization offers a better
solution for industrial problems than
the present system of national unions.
Affirmative, University of Kentucky,
Mr. George T. Robinson, Mr. Charles
W. Richards, Mr. P. H. Vincent.
Negative, University of Cincinnati,
Mr. Herald G. Gardiner, Mr. L. Emerson Tull, Mr. Herbert T. Leyland.
Constructive Speeches (ten minutes
each): First Afflrmatlvo, Mr. Robinson, Kentucky; First Negative, Mr.
Gardner, (Cincinnati; Second Affirma
tive, Mr. Richards, Kentucky; Second
Negative, Mr. Tull, Cincinnati; Third
Afflrmatlvo, Mr. Vincent, Kentucky;
Third Negative, Mr. Leyland, Cincinnati.
Rebuttal Speeches (six minutes
each): First Negative, Mr. Gardner,
Cincinnati; First Affirmative, Mr. RobSecond Negative,
inson, Kentucky;
Mr. Tull, Cincinnati; Second Afflrmatlvo, Mr. Richards, Kentucky; Third
Negative, Mr. Leyland, Cincinnati;
Third Affirmative, Mr. Vincent, Kentucky.
Presiding Officer President Frank

Stroller play each year for the best
design submitted for tho program
cover, the management announces the
opening of the contest Saturday morning, March G, to last until March 18.
Any student In the University is
eligible to compete in the contest and
their drawings will be considered by
three competent judges, who will be
selected later. Drawings must be
turned in to Emory Frazier, at the
Stroller rooms. Further information
on the contest may be obtained from
Mr. Frazier.
Rehearsals for The Climbers are
being held each night and the play is
rapidly being rounded into shape.
Plans for the sale of tickets on the
campus and prospects for a ticket-sellin-g
contest among the students are
being discussed by the management.
"The iClimbers" is the first serious
play ever presented by the Strollers
and serious work, commensurate with
Its worth, Is being put into the practice by every member of the cast. The
leading lady is Mary Elizabeth Downing, and those who have had the opportunity of hearing her Interpretation of the part say that she is a remarkable interpreter of emotional
parts and exceptional for a college
actor. Emory Frazier Is playing the
male lead. He needs no introduction
to audiences of the University of Kentucky; all that is necessary to say is
that his work is as good or better
than ever. The supporting cast has
been chosen from an unusually large
number of aspirants, and Is perhaps
the most capable ever got together
for an amateur performance in the
city of Lexington.



Total Sold Nears 450; Copies May Be
Ordered Until March 10.

As a book agent, E. E. Kelly proved
his worth by winning the $15 prize
for selling the most "Annuals," in tho
threo weeks subscription contest, with
the sale of 240; Adolo Slado Avas In
the money and won second place, totaling 95
while F. T. Bell
came In on tho show with S2.
A total number ne.irlng 450 books
have been sold and tho staff will bo
compelled to order more books than
they had contemplated to sell. Any-ondesiring an Annual must bring In
cents before
his dollar and twonty-fivL. McVoy.
Judges Professor
T. L. Harris, tho tenth of March, as after that date
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Pro- no moro subscriptions will bo acceptfossor S. J. Brandenburg, Miami Uni- ed. Subscriptions will bo taken at
versity, Oxford, Ohio; Professor R. A. tho Kontucklan room In tho basonrent
Jolliffo, Oberlln College, Oborlin, Ohio. of tho main building.