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For Affair to Be Held
At Patterson Hall

Governor, "In Midst of Reorganization Program,"
Another summer
and party has been
Is Unable to Leave
Saturday. July 11,

Opera, "Pinafore," to lie Presented at 9 a. m. Tuesday, July 14
Because of pressing governmental business duties, Oov. A. B.
Chandler. originally scheduled to
be the convocation speaker, at 9 a.
m. Wednesday, will not be able to
appear here.
The next convocation will be held
at 9 a. m. Tuesday, July 14, one
week from today. Under the direction of Prof. Carl Lampert, the
music department will present the
light opera, "Pinafore."
In a statement concerning postponement of the convocation planned for Wednesday, Doctor Adams
said: "President McVey received a
letter Monday from Governor
Chandler stating that It would be
Impossible for him to speak at the
convocation program at 9 a. m.
"The governor explained In his
letter that he is In the midst of his

reorganization program and Is
working on it night and day and
that it is almost Impossible for him
to leave the capitol at the present

"There will be no convocation
Wednesday. Instead it will be held
July 1 when the music department under the direction of Prof.
Carl Lampert will present 'Pinafore'," Doctor Adams explained In
his statement.

Kappa Delta Pi

Sets Meeting Date

Kappa Delta PI, honorary education fraternity, held its initial
meeting of the summer in Room
207, Education building, at 2:30 p.
n., Monday. Jane Lewis, acting
president of the group, urged all
members of the fraternity to be

One-Ha- lf

o'clock in the recreation
room of Patterson hall. It was announced late yesterday afternoon
by Dean of Women Sarah O
This will be the second of the
summer school dances, the first
being held several weeks ago. It
was because of the popularity of
this first dance and party that
second is being scheduled.
As last time, there will be a small
admission fee of twenty-fiv- e
charged to cover the costs of an
orchestra. The Kentucky Kernels,
University student orchestra, has
again been engaged to furnish the
music for the occasion.
Chaperones for the party will
again be the members of the social committee
of the summei
school faculty, who include Dean
Adams; Lieutenant Schiebla; Miss
Mildred Lewis; Miss Marguerite
McLaughlin; Miss Mary Lee Collins; Miss Catherine Conroy; Dean
L. J. Horlacher; Mrs. Frank L. McVey; Prof. R. D. Mclntyre, and
Miss Billie Witlow.


Two and
Special Unit Increases
school dance
First Term Figures
scheduled for
from 9 until
To 1,654





Louisville Man Is Selected By
Governor A. B. Chandler
To Replace Reed Embry,
Robert Gordon, Louisville, last
week was appointed a member of
the board of trustees of the University to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Reed Embry,
also of Louisville, from the position.
Embry, who was appointed a
member of the board early this
year, also resigned from the state
board of agriculture, and was replaced by D. D. Stewart of Louisville.

Other officers of Kappa Delta PI
were announced
are: Miss Anna B. Peck, critic last week from the governor's ofieacher in the University high fice.
school, secretary and Dean W. S.
Taylor, College of Education, treasurer.


Working Students'
Marks Up to Par
That students who earn part or
all of their colleges expenses do
not receive lower grades than non- -

volumes of laborabooks containing the
notes of Dr. Robert Peter, for many
years chemist of the geological surveys of three states, have been presented to the University by his son.
Prof. A. M. Peter, of the University
Experiment Station.
The notes, which are of a highly
comprehensive nature, were taken
while Doctor Peter was chemist to
the geology surveys of Kentucky,
Indiana and Arkansas.

by Dr. E. Z. Palmer, associate professor of economics at the University. .
His report was made as the result of a questionnaire he circulated among almost 500 freshman men
and women, in the spring of 1935.

Institute's Publicity


Twenty-fi- ve

tory note

Director Is In City

Schiff, publicity director
of the Radio Institute of the Audible Arts, will be in Lexington
this week prior to making a trip
through the mountain section of

the state.






an article published In the latest
issue of the Kentucky Personnel
Bulletin, entitled "Effects of Student Jobs on University Standings,"

Mr. R. Lewis Watklns,

According to the nation - wide
fcurvey In the Times recently .Roosevelt Is gradually gaining back the
votes which he has lost In the past
two years.


of Kentucky's 120 Counties, 33 States Are




Three Breatitt county girls will
come to the University this week, to
make a broadcast from the University Studios. The girls are
T. Herald, Anna Herald, and
Mahal la Baker, and they are all
from the Talbert neighborhood on
the middle fork of the Kentucky
River In southwestern Breathitt.
The program will be broadcast
on Friday, July 19, from 3:15 to 3:30
p. m. over WHAS, the Courier-Journand Times Station, Louisville,
and will consist of mountain ballads such as Barbara Allen, Down
In the Valley, and other favorites.
While at the University, the girls
will stay at one of the residence
halls, and will present a program
for the students now In attendance
at the summer session.
The girls were "discovered" by a
member of the University staff
attending a meeting of the Breathitt County Guidance Institute at
an afternoon session held at Canoe,
near the homes of the girls. ,The
decision was made to bring the
girls to Lexington and let a wide
hear their Interesting
renditions of Kentucky mountain



Enrollment for the second term
of the ten weeks' session will open


out of the 116 counIn
In Kentucky represented
the summer school enrollment at
the University for the first term of
the 1936 season, showed an increased
registration over the same period
last year, according to a compilation issued yesterday from the
publicity bureau.
Twenty out of the thirty-tw- o
states, other than Kentucky, represented in the enrollment this
term, also showed an Increase.
Enrollment by counties with the
first figure the last summer's total, and the second flgufe this
session total, follows.
Adair, 3, 4; Allen, 2, 2; Anderson,
6, 6; Ballard, 6, 9; Barren, 6. 3;
Bath. 5, 3; Bell, 16. 21; Boone, 6, 7;
Bourbon, 40, 41; Boyd, 45, 33; Boyle.
26, 18; Bracken, 8, 8; Breathitt, 6.
9; Breckinridge, 7, 1; Bullitt, 2, 3;
Butler. 3. 1; Caldwell, 3. 4: Calloway, 14, 3; Campbell, 17, 23; Carlisle, 1, 2; Carroll, 4, 10; Carter, 7,
8; Casey, 9, 6; Christian, 12, 7;
Clark. 22. 17; Clay. 3. 5;
Clinton, 2, 3; Crittenden, 3, 4;
Cumberland, 2, 0; Daviess. 20, 12;
Edmondson, 2, 1; Elliott, 0, 4; Estill,
7. 4; Fayette, 301, 237; Fleming. 3,
6; Floyd, 17, 27; Franklin, 20. 18;
Flrty-thr- ee


Fulton, 4, 4; Gallatin,
rard, 12. 15; Grant. 11.

2: Gar16; Graves,
Green. 3, 4;

Grayson. 6, 9:
Greenup, 14, 11; Hancock,
7, 6;


2. 5:




12. 15; Harri-

Drought Causes

Tour Cancellation

Ma-lin- da

Showing High School
Graduates College
of University
school trained students who later
went to colleges were revealed in a
letter sent out to parents by Prof.
J. D. Williams, director of the
The report, made available by
the Southern Association of Secondary Schools disclosed that the college records of these students were
of the highest standards.
In detail, the report follows:
1. No failures In freshman college history In the past two years.
More than 61 per cent made grades
of B or better.
2. More than 43 per cent made
B or better in first year college
science. The percentage that failed
one-ha- lf
is approximately
that of
other students taking science.
3. More than 44 per cent made B
or better in first year college English. Fewer than 6 per cent failed.
This is little more than one-ha- lf
that of other students taking English.
4. More than 69 per cent made B
or better in college French. None
have failed this subject In college
since 1933.
5. More than 47 per cent of those
taking college Algebra the past two
years have made grades of B or
better. Failures were less than 8
per cent This also Is half the percentage of failure that occurs in

son, 22, 15; Hart. 1, 1; Henderson,
15, 12; Henry. 4, 6;
Hickman, 4, 2; Hopkins. 9. 9;
Jackson, 1, 5; Jefferson. 103. 116;
Jessamine. 37, 33; Johnson. 22. 27;
Kenton, 13. 19; Knott, 4. 5; Knox,
17, 19; Larue, 2, 5; Laurel, 14. 13;
Lawrence, 6. 13; Lee, 9. 6; Leslie, 6.
4; Letcher, 9, 13; Lewis, 4. 6; Lincoln, 10. 17; Livingston, 5, 3; Logan.
6. 4; Lyon, 0, 3; McCracken, 13,
19; McCreary, 8. 5; McLean, 4. 2:
Madison, 22, 21; Magoffin. 11, 5:
Marion. 7, 9;
Marshall, 9. 5: Martin, 2, 1: Mason, 22, 15; Meade, 1, 2; Menifee, 1,
0; Mercer. 18. 8; Metcalfe, 1, 3;
Monroe. 2. 2; Montgomery, 9, 12:
Morgan, 9, 10; Muhlenberg, 10, 6;
Nelson, 7. 5; Nicholas, 19, 8; Ohio,
4. 6; Oldham. 6, 0; Owen. 11. 7;
Owsley, 4. 3: Pendleton, 14, 9; Perry, 20, 14; Pike. 20. 20; Powell, 3, 2;
Pulaski, 30. 25; Robe rs ton, 2, 3:
Rockcastle, 2, 4; Rowan, 1. 2; Rusthat subject throughout the counsell. 1, 6;
(Continued on Page Four)

Act, Passed In April, Does
Not Make Summons
First results of the Thompson
act, which became effective last
spring, were felt on the campus
Saturday when fifteen R. O. T. C.
graduates were called by the government to one year of active duty
in the army as second lieutenants.
Milton McGruder accepted an
offer to do active duty In the marine corps In preference to the
army post.
The men assigned, most of whom
are 1936 graduates from the University, are: Seth Botts, Sharps-burWilliam H. Conley, Carlisle;
Paul F. Cullen, Maysville; Jack M.
Craln. Jackson; Cameron 8. Coff-maRobert Anderson, Mayfield;
Elmer Hammonds, Corbin; and the
following Lexingtonians: James H.
Johnson, John A. Stokley, James E.
Hocker, James D. Andrews, David
Lin wood Arnold, Graham Vinson,
and Richard Boyd.
Under the new act, acceptance
of the summons is not compulsory.
The Thompson act was passed
April 13. 1936.
The group will report for active
duty at Ft. Thomas, Ky., July 9.



Roberta Trent, who is the beauty
queen of Stamner University, and,
more especially, if it weren't for
Steve Carlin, who is thought very
highly of in America because of
the remarkable ability he possesses in being able to carry a football from one end of the field to
the other, in spite of the best efforts of Stamner's opponents to

stop him.
Shortly after I arrived at the
University to begin my studies as
man, I discovered that
a first-ye- ar
the custom there requires that upper year men be rather unkind to
To make is easier for
them to be identified for persecution, freshmen are required to weai
a rather special sort of headpiece,
not unattractively decorated in the
school colors. I was asked, about
a week after my arrival, to purchase and wear one of these hats
The request came about in the
following manner:
When I was walking across the
campus one tine fall morning, kicking the dried and fallen leaves, one
of my fellow students overtook me
and inquired as follows:
"Hey, Freshy. Where's the lid?"
I didn't understand exactly what
he meant and informed him thus,
so he elucidated to a degree.
"I said, if ya want to keep your
health, get a freshman cap. And if
ya don't want a sweet beating, ya
better wear it. too."
Although I still wasn't quite sure

Because of prevalent drouth
the annual Blue
Grass tour, scheduled to take
today, has been cancelled.
It Is not yet known whether or
not the event will take place later this summer.
Owners of farms which were
on the Itinerary apprised officials
that danger of grass fires was
so great that It would be impossible to receive visitors.

Dancing Classes
Will Be Held On
U. K. Campus



Phi Delta Kappa, honorary and
will induct its initiates at 2 p. m.
Monday. July 13 in the auditorium
of the Education building. A fish
fry will be held at the Lexington
reservoir on the Richmond road
after the initiation.

Little Finland continues to make
her regular payment on the war
debts even after all the talk concerning them has died down.
Orville Love and Cecil Haight
are physics lab partners at Montana State College.
The next war will be won by the
nation having the best gasoline,

says Dr. Merrel R. Fenske of Pennsylvania State College.
study of the black winA
dow spider has been completed by
University of California entomologists.
An ancient Persian tapestry, valued at $12,000, has been given to
St. Olafs College, Northfleld, Minn.
New England colleges recently
held the ninth annual model League
of nations session at Williams.
Yale, Harvard, University of Wisconsin and University of Buffalo
men have leading positions on the
new GOP brain trust.
It is estimated that more than
of the populattion of
the United States Is being served
with police radio.

one-fou- rth

Many Redeeming Features
This U the first of two Installment! ol
a long short story which last spring won
the prlae ollered by Sour Math, campus
humor magaslne, as ths best to be sub
mltted to It In a contest. The second and
tins! Installment will appear next wets.

President McVey Appoints
Committee To Make Study
Of Session Length Change
Higher Education
Votes to Change State
Institution Terms to
Eight Weeks

Council On

Fifteen Graduates Assigned
To Ft. Thomas As Second
Lieutenants, Infantry,
July 9


Twenty additional students registered at the University this week
for intensive training in the special two and one-ha- lf
week unit
courses, bringing the total registerm of 1938 to
tration for the first

Elmer O. Sulzer, publicity director of the University, head of the
Aboard U. 8. 8. Yukon.
University radio studios, will adJune 15.
dress the Rotary club of Paris, to- Lady
Eleanor Smlddon,
morrow evening on "Strange Facts
Cardiff, Glamorgan, England.
about Radio."
Dear Mother:
Well, T presume you will be surprised to receive a letter from me
aboard ship bound for Burmuda
and then home to England.
I expect you think that my coming home carries out your predictions completely, and proves that
you were right in thinking that
it was decided to prepare the talks America Is Inhabited by barbarians
for distribution in a convenient and and unfit for the residence of civpermanent form.
ilized people. But mother. I still
The 20 talks or dials cover a wide disagree with you somewhat on
variety of .subjects which may be that, as I have found the United
suggested by the chapter heads en- Slates a very interesting place,
titled, "Science and the New Day," which, while perhaps not civilized
"Fish Tales." "Who's Who in the in our sense of the word, has many
Garden Pool," "Bringing Nature redeeming features. I admit,uphowenIndoors," "Snake Stories," "The Na- ever, that it does not come
ture of Birds, Birds in Nature," tirely to my expectations, in that
and "Nuggets from My Back Yard." I haven't seen an Indian or a gunman I could be sure of, since I arProf. E. W. Rannells. head of the rived. Tbey tell me that most of
Department of Art, has contributed them have immigrated to a place
the cover design, a painting of the farther west called Hollywood, and
Kentucky river.
even there they have been disarmed
Doctor Allen has provided six to a large extent.
But I am not
appendices to the volumes, dealing coining home on that account
respectively with a bibliography, There is still a great deal of advensuggestions for study outline, mu- ture to be found in America, and
seum and exhibit suggestions, in- I wouldn't be coining back, as we
sect collections, subjects for spe- say in America, with my "tall becial study, and review question.
tween my limbs" it it weren't for

Demand Is High For Nature
Book Written By Professor
page nature book
from the pen of Dr. W. R. Allen,
professor of zoology at the University, has Just come from the
press and is available for distribution by the Department of University Extension, it was announced
Saturday. The sketchbook, termed
by the author as "Twenty Talks on
Ute Everyday Life Roundabout," is
profusely illustrated with photographs from the author's camera.
Hie talks Included in the publication were originally presented
as radio addresses from the University Studios of WHAS, Louisville, during the first half of 1935.
under the general title,
Nature Chats." Because of the exceptionally large demand for copies
of these talks from teachers of nature study and general science,
omen's study clubs, scout organisations and the general lay public,


Discovered By
Staff Member,
To Broadcast


tative of a firm of manufacturers
of library furniture and materials,
will give a bookcraft demonstration
at 2 p. m. Tuesday, July 7, in room
313 of the University library.
Planned especially for students in
the department of library science,
this demonstration of methods and
materials of book repair is open to

While on the journey he and his
associates will inspect the various
radio centers of the University all' 'who may be interested.
studios of WHAS with Elmer Q.
Bulzer, director of the University
publicity bureau.






Second Summer INTENSIVE UNIT Breathitt County R. 0. T. C. GRADS
Girl Singers Are
School Dance To
Brought To City GIVEN YEAR OF
Be Given Here
Saturday Night Is Date Set








A committee to work on problems
involved in the change of length of
summer session terms was appointed by Dr. Frank L. McVey, president of tha University, at a faculty
meeting held last week.
The Council of Higher Education,
a body which prescribes, among
other things, the length of school
terms in the state, voted last semester, to increase the number of
weeks In the summer terms of the
University and state teachers colleges, to "not less than eight
The committee, of which Dr. Jesse Adams, director of the summer
session, is chairman, met for the
first time Friday night. Problems
such as fees, actual length, courses,
class period length, will have to be
met before next summer when the
new plan goes Into operation
new ruling
The commission's
means that instead of two five week
terms, there will be one term. It
is thought at present that next
summer one eight weeks term will
be offered.
All teachers' colleges in the state
will be effected by the plan as the
Council of Higher Education has
authority over them in this matter
as well as over the University.
The committee is composed of 16
members, five of whom represent
the University. They are President McVey. Dean W. S. Taylor
of the Education college, and three
members of the board of trustees.
represent state
teachers' colleges, and three are
from the state department of education.
It Is not known just when definite results of the committee's action will be announced.

Students attending the summer
session, of the university will be afforded the opportunity to take ballroom dancing under the direction
of Leila Bush Hamilton. Miss Hamilton for the past year has been engaged in instructing undergraduate
students in ballroom dancing.
The lessons will be given In the
Women's gymnasium every Tuesday
and Thursday beginning today. The
time has been set at 4 to 6 p. m.
A small charge to cover expenses
has been set at one dollar for three
lessons. To register for this course,
either sign up at the office of the
Dean of Women or at the door of
the Women's gymnasium. Both
men and women students are invited to participate in the classes
with a chance to learn new ballroom steps.
It Is by popular request that Miss
Hamilton returns to the campus to
take up her work. She received her
instruction from Ned Weaver of
New York and has been actively
engaged in the teaching of dancing
in and around Lexington for a
number of years. The system which
Miss Hamilton uses Is simplified to
Teachers of commercial subjects
the point that anyone can learn the will picnic at
Mill, Wedpopular pastime in as short a time nesday, July 8. Grimes
Cars will leave for
as three lessons.
the picnic site at 3 p. m. from the
Administration building.
All commercial
teachers have
been Invited and will be allowed to
bring one guest. They are asked
to make reservations in the office
of Dean Wlest not later than 5 p.
m. Tuesday.

Commerce Teachers
On Picnic




Four State Points of Geological Interest Will Be
Visited By

Field trips to four Kentucky geodetic points of interest will be
taken by summer school geology
students, two of which will be tak
en this term, and two the second.
it was announced by Dr. A. C.
head of the department.
Natural Bridge and Cumberland
Falls will be visited this term. It
was announced, and probably Mam-o- th
Cave and Cumberland
the next. Students will be Instructed while on these trips by Dr.
McFarlane and David M. Young,
Instructor in the Department of
All trips will be made In the new
truck recently purchased by the




Mustard Speaks
To Club Members
Declaring that although health
greatly improved in the last 50
years, the life expectancy span is
still unnecessarily low. Dr. H. 8.
Mustard, a professor In the School
of Public Health and Hygiene at
Johns Hopkins University, a member of the University summer session faculty, addressed members of
the Rotary club last week.
The speaker advocated physical
examinations for middle-ag- ed
in order to prevent
later life.

Picnic Is Planned t.
For Perea Alumni

have been made to take care of approximately 20 students on each

There will be a picnic at Joyland
park Thursday, July 9 at 6 o'clock
for all former Berea College students and teachers and their fam-iie- s.
Those wishing to attend the
picnic please meet at Patterson
hall at 6 o'clock. If you have a car
from July 1 through De- please bring it so that transportawhat he meant I inferred that it
was highly desirous that I comply cember in booklet form have been tion may be provided for all. Each
will provide his own
with his request, and thus not risk received here and are available at individual
getting sweetly beaten.
the University Studios of WHAS.
So it was that several days later
I was just leaving Hank's Hangout,
which is evidently so named because a gentleman named Mr.
Hank owns and operates the place.
I was wearing my freshman lid as
an Insurance against possible mishap to my person, and to further
identify myself as one of the in
A total of 16 skeletons, compristhe Ricketts moiuid, those discovitiate, was chewing several chewing
12 single and two double buriered being entirely in the graves
gums. This is a habit greatly ad- ing was found
in an old Indian Not a single specimen of pottery
mired by Americans and is an es mound on land owned by W. L. fragment was found at
sential accomplishment If one is Ricketts, Montgomery county, Ken- leading to the conclusion the the
to circulate with the right people. tucky, during the summer of 1934. mound was some distance that
from a
I had Just stepped onto the side- it has just been announced in a prehistoric clllage site.
walk from Mr. Hank's inn when publication by the University DeWith one skeleton was found
a motor car, which I identified as partment of Archaeology and Anone of the earlier efforts of a me thropology entitled "The Ricketts some copper bracelets and rings,
and with others were specimens of
chanic named, I think. Mr. Ford, Site."
gorgets, celts, awls, arrowpoints,
drew up to the curb. I was interTtie work of excavation and ex- handles, and worked bone. The
ested to note the rather odd in amination was in charge of Dr. W.
scriptions which embellished its D. Funkhouser, dean of the Grad- copper artifacts, together with the
I cant recall many, but uate School and professor of an- stone gorgets and the clay graves,
strongly suggest a northern influthere were some such as "Hi, Baby. thropology.
ence if not
representing a
Come to Papa." and "Baby. Here's
A most unique
feature of the Hopewell orartually Adena culture.
Your Rattle."
Ricketts Site was the nature of the Tills is the only mound of its type
burials, each skeleton resting on, which
has thus far been found in
The vehicle contained ten very and being covered by a layer ol Kentucky.
happy young students, although Us baked clay which was pressed toArchueologically. Mont g o m e r y
capacity obviously was only six. gether at the edges, much In tiie
In America it is deemed quite as manner of a pie crust, thus form- county is one of the richest in the
correct to ride on the outside of a ing a very strong and substantial state, 28 cities having been listed
car as on the liiMde. As the ve grave. Occasionally these graves from this county in previous pub
Copies of "The
hicle came to a stop, snorting steam were on a clay platform elevated ious publication.
from its nose like a great beast an a foot or more above the floor of Ricketts Site may be obtained by
addressing the University of Kengered by overloading, I was flat the mound.
Very few artifacts were found in tucky. Lexington.
(Continued on Page Three)


Strange Burial Disclosed
By University Excavators

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inventions, the Koild is becoming more and
mote an organized unity. The telegraph, the
telephone, the airplane and many such new disTHI UlflVEKMTY OF KrNTUCKT
coveries, cause the corners of the earth to draw
Kntucr, h
trwrrt at th Font Offlm ! Lrimtron, 117
th Art ef March ,
Thus, science is a powerful aid
til mttttr undir
closer together.
to woild eare, and the realization also that sciLwlnttnn Pnmrd of CommfW
National Carwr PrMH A(Hlat1on
ence may Wcome so deadly as to destroy the huKentucky IntrrollirlM Prn Aftftoriatlnn
international Nfw Brvle
man rare is conducive to a desire for peace.
A mmhr nf th
Malnr Collr PnWlratn. rprwntM h
How world peace is to be effected is not so
45nd St.. New Tort CUT:
t. Wnrrla Hill On , 15
Warr nrlra, Ohlcaao: Call Fulldln, At FranrKco; Ml
simple a process as it sounds. It is certain that
BJtS., Lot Anralai; 1004 Srcond
i. e i: c a m u s c o v 1 n .1 c. e nations must fust rid themselves of their petty
hatreds, their mistrusts, and their own immedir.dilor
Gkw.e M.
The world must art as a unit;
ate ambitions.
Managing Editor it
Ross J. Chf.pfitff
must sincerely wish for peace and must coopRutinrst Managrr
Jamf.sA. Hac.ifr
erate in obtaining it. The establishment of an
News, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., Univ.
international jwlicc force would be essential
136. Business, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., Univ. 74. Sunfor the pence of the world. This would be com-osedays and after hours, city 2724.
of picked men from representative
of the glolie, their duties being to quell upHERE SHALL THE KERNEL ALL
STUDENT RIGHTS MAINTAIN risings, strikes and to enforce the rode of international law.
At present the vast program of armaments
which most of the important nations are underDr. G. Davis Ruckncr, research chemist in
taking is just as detrimental to the peace of the
charge of animal nutrition at the University of
world as any other single cause. The papers
Kentucky agricultural experiment station, has
have been futll with assertions that the way for
been appointed fori the second time as an ofeace lies in the constructions of munitions of
ficial delegate of the United States to the World
war; surely nothing could be more foolhardy!
Animal Nutrition Congress, which will be held
The fact that every major country is building
this year at Leipzig, Germany, July 22- - August
more ships, cruisers, submarines, airplanes than
3. Doctor Ruckncr represented this country at
ever before cannot lead to peaceful conditions.
the last congress in Rome, Italy, in 1933, since
It can lead only to war, sooner or later, a deadly
the meetings are held triennially.
and ruinous war that needs but a mere spark to
Not only has the University chemist been
be set off.
honored by appointment as an offiicial U. S.
The League of Nations and the World Court
delegate to the world conference, but he has
arc definite steps in the right direction. At Gealso been selected to make a report at the gathneva, or at the Hague, gather representatives
ering. He will present a paper on "A Study of from many divers countries. The fact that they
the Vitamin D and Proteins in Kentucky IWue
arc there in a common cause is in itself encourGrass," a subject which should add to the world
aging. Opponents of the League point to the
renown of this section of Kentucky.
fact that this body has not actually accomplished
Doctor Buckncr is to be congratulated on his any appreciable good. And what is worse is
apointmcnt as official delegate of the United that this is really true! The world, however,
States to the international congress. The
does not appear to be ripe for such an institualso deserves congratulation for having tion; while many people may profess to be
so eminent a scientist as a member of its staff. against war, their inherent principles cannot
Doctor Buckncr and men such as he can lead conceive of an association of nations. In this
the University of Kentucky to the top rank of resj)ect President Wilson was ahead of his time,
American institutions of higher education. The whatever were his faults he possessed a sane,
Lexington Leader.
clear mind that could realize the efficacy of
world cooperation.
The recent subjection of Ethiopia dealt a seRACKET
vere blow to the League of Nations. It seems
Declaring that "honorary societies are in many from this that a great menace to world peace is
cases only mutual admiration groups," Dean J. the presence, in the civilized world, of such
A. Park of Ohio State University told the Naand militaristic nations as Gertional Association of Deans recently that some many, Italy and Japan. One realizes that it is
college honorary societies are "rackets." "Stu- not the people themselves that are responsible;
dents pay about $200,000 a year in initiation it is their demagogic, power-lovinleaders.
fees to about 300 honorary soi ieties," he said.
Nevertheless, such obstacles to peace should be
Dean Paak may be a bit vicious in calling removed.
War is the creed of these people;
them "rackets" the college honorary societies their satisfaction and pleasure is procured by
are probably more like minor grafts. But they militaristic displays or exhibitions.
If only
are undoubtedly grafts in many instances.
they could be impressed with the utter horror
A glance at Baird's Manual indicates that of war and its subsequent aftermath, causing
every college student should be able to make the gradual ruination of man's best physical
It may speciments and the destruction of the existing
at least one honorary in something.
be military proficiency, or service, or activity in financial systems. Mankind never ceases payr
fields. Few of ing for past wars, and it is sincerely hoped that
any of a doen
them have rigid requirements.
the day is not far off when world peace will be
Fundamentally, it's just good business. The an accomplished fact. The V. M. I. Cadet.
national officers adopt a quasi-aloEditor's Note: While The Kernel does
until the prosjective member feels that a bid is
not necessarily endorse all the premises set
an honor; but the national officers snap like
out in the above editorial, it notes with
trout at liver at every initiation payment,
gratification that a leading military school
They all started because somebody had busipublicatio