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Friday, April 16,1976

First prize

The first-place winner in the first
Kernel Photo ('ontest is this shot of a
gnarled tree taken by second-year
medical student Richard Proudfoot
of Mort-head. The tree. located on a
farm in the mountains near Elkins.
“1 Va” grew crooked as a result of
strong winds. l’roudfoot said. Other
prize-winning photos appear on

pages 8 and it.

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LKD festivities include 'liare-and-hound' balloon race

Features Editor

When the hot air rises tomorrow at 4 p.m., Phineas T.
Phogg won’t be around.

The world traveler probably would've been proud. though.
to takea place in the field of the first Little Kentucky Derby
(LKD) Balloon Race, sponsored by the Student Center

Bulbous with helium six balloons will lift off from the field
outside CommonwealthStadium‘ if the weather holds " said
LKD cotrd'riator Mary Pat Carroll.

"‘its going to be a ‘hare-and-hound' race, ” Carroll said.
“One balloon will take off with an unknown destination and
the other five balloons will chase it.”

Jim Schoo is the “bare," taking on a difficult position but
“the most fun as a balloonist.” he said.

“I’ll be using some pretty tricky evasive actions— trying to
catch differentwinds, changing altitude and generally trying
to lose my shadows,” Schoo said. He will be allowed to land
his craft‘as many times as he wishes.

Each of the “bounds" will drop a bag of bluegrass seed
next to the bare balloon when they think it’s landed for good,
Schoo said The contestant closest to the mark will win.

“We hadto useseed bags instead of having the bounds land
next to me because of the danger of running into each other,”
Schoo said. “There were some problems with collisions at
hst year’s Derby balloon race in Louisville.” Many of the
bafloonists racing tomorrow also compete in the Derby
festivities, he said.

Schoo. a bomber pilot in World War II, became fascinated
with ballooning last May in Louisville. “I saw the balloons,
took a ride in one and then sort of went berserk,” he said.

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365 program offers flexibility, no sacrifice to quality

Kernel Staff Writer

Dubbed the “Bluegrass Special” by
many students. the BGS-—Bachelor of
General Studies—degree is presently
being pursued by 305 undergraduates.
according to Basic Studies Associate Dean
Ben Black.

Currently in its fourth year. the
prog-am. offered within the College of
Arts and Sciences. allows students to set
their academic priorities and plan their
curricula without the requirements and
restraints imposed by BA and BS
programs in specific departments. while
concentrating in one area if they wish. To
enter the program. students must file with
Black and with their adviser an admission
application stating their objectives and
basic course content.

Criteria for the degree include com-

professional schools. He said he thinks

pletion of the University requirement in
Englidi composition; a total of 120 hours,
so of which must be in A&S; 45 hours at or
above the 300 level; a 2.0 overall grade
point average; and a final statement to
Black evalmting the program.

Although several students have ad-
mitted to enrolling in the 868 program
solely to avoid language and math courses,
Black who was skeptical of the idea at its
inception. said. "We been pleasantly
surprised by the program. The majority of
the students have respectable programs.”

He said 281 men and 74 women have
graduated with general studies degrees to
date. and "to my knowledge, no one has
mme back saying he regretted it."

Black said he knows of 868 students
who have been admitted into graduate and

educators and employers are “generally
more interested in the quality of the work
done than in the degree itself."

While he has few statistical reports to
support his positive evaluation of UK’s
868 program. Black said ivy League and
Big Ten universities have initiated similar
programs with success.

Black has been meeting with several

department chair-persons to review the.

program. and he said a committee will be
formed nett fall to prepare an in-depth
report on its strengths and wealm sees.

One drawbadt, according to journalism

school Administrative Assistant Margaret

Jewell, is procedural.

"Since only A&S has records on 368
students. those following a journalism
curriculum--- or any curriculum—often

. miss out on opportunities because there is

no way of contacting them.” she said.

Jewell cited a visit this spring from a
newspaper clain representative who was
recruiting for both summer internships
and permanent positions. Many jour-
na'lism students were cor tat-ted, but the
department staff ‘had no way of knowing
who the eligible 368 students were,” she

In addition. she said, by not takingsome
of the required courses in the journalism
Sequence, some students may be ill
prepared for future employment.

sriu, one BGS student said, “Some jobs
don’t fall neatly into a well-defined major

rea " And as documented by the growing
numbers entering the program, students
are attracted to the flexibility offered
them in creating their own majors.










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Susan Jones
Editorial Page Editor
John Winn Miller
Associate Editor




Day care center will
help satisfy needs

The University should be com-
mended for its efforts to open a day
care center next fall in the
Cooperstown apartments.

Although dependent to some
degree on whether the University
can find sufficient funding, the
plans call for a day care center
accommodating up to 25 children
from ages three to five. Children of
Cooperstown and Shawneetown

residents would be given
The tentative tuition for the

center is $18 per week, which is at
least 55 less than most day care
centers in Lexington and probably
in a range affordable by most

Inadequate day carefacilities for
children is a problem for most
Lexingtonians and on a college
campus where there are many
young couples with young children
need is felt most acutely. That
need will not be fully satisfied by a
day care facility that houses 25
children, but it is a start.











Surprise candidates enter the 36 election

It’s campus election time, and since
all UK students seem to take such a
rabid interest in the selection of our
august body of representatives, it

seems fitting to spreadthe word via this
column that there are some surprise
entrants to this year's race.



(These candidates are my personal
choices. Any charge of bias on my part
will be entirely warranted. Obiectivity
is not the point in today’s diatribe; after
all, what point does analysis serve
when you want to get somebody elec-

My endorsement in the race for
president goes to Rodney T. "Ramrod"
Raines, a man of sincerity, a man of
fetishistic zeal for perfection, a man
who thinks what he feels and feels what
he pleases. Raines is concerned with
the issues on this campus and in the
community, as evidenced by his
statement: ”Issues are important.
That they should be examined and re-
examined weekly by the University
leaders is a duty of care that all people
should have owed to them in return for
their glorious votes. If elected, I will
see to it thatas many interest groups as
possible will be kowtowed to in order
that their votes be made worth their
weight in two-dollar bills."

Asked about his platform. "Ramrod"
said: ”That’s where the name of our
party come from. I am a member of
the Party Party . We like parties—you
know how much pressure there is on the
student to cmform these days—and
parties give us all a chance to be non-
conformists, if only for a few days a
year. That‘s why I would use student
government funds to party quite a bit;
there’s no other way to act goofy and
get away with it! I say, give the people
what they want, and the people will ask
for more. Give the people more, and
you'll get reelected."

These sentiments are echoed by the



vice presidential hopeful,
Hinkle. "I'm a Boyd County native.

My boys from Boyd here at UK like to
fight, and parties, especially big ones
where, say, the Cornelius Brothers and
Sister Rose play, are a great outlet for
Some of them are

their natural aggressiveness.
that, it gives the campus
something to do.
from Whitley County, anyway.">

Hinkle strikes me because he is
totally honest and non-partisan, and

doesn't hide it, especially when he says

"It is my understanding that the vice
president doesn‘t have to do much in

Student Government (56). Well.

don't intend to tamper with the system.
ldon't want to doanything. in fact. I'm

running from a resume point of view.


Don‘t you think S.G.V-.P. will look good
under my name when I apply to law
school? You're damn right! Why else
would anybody fool around with this

Party labels are indeed hard to stick
on that kind of statement.

The post of $6 secretary is





traditionally an unrespected one. The
person to fill the bill has arrived.
though. Sally "Can’t Dance” Forth,
accounting sophomore is highly
qualified. She can take shorthand.
keeps good files and loves to water
plants every day.

"This is thetype of post that a woman
should run for,” she said when asked
about her philosophy on feminist
politics. "Not that I'm in favor of
sexism or anything. but my daddy
keeps telling momma to go out and get
a job while he sits at home and reads
Penthouse, and I think that’s iust
awful! From where I sit, making the
tellows get out there and catch flak
*every day is a very liberated view.
Women of the world, you have nothing
to lose but your chains!"

I think it‘s really good to see a can-
didate take an active broad political
stance for once. Give Sally a try. Her
mom would appreciate it.

The winning candidate for treasurer
is generally the person with the most
campus popularity. That's why I‘m













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behind David Douglas, a member of the
l Phelta Kappa Delta fraternity. “Big
Dave," as he is known, gained UK fame
last spring when, at the LKD, he was
the only entrant in the high iump
contest who did not wear clothes. And
besides that, he won. "If I had landed
on top of that bar," he said at‘the time.
”my reputation for manliness would
have definitely been hurting."

Douglas also points to his ability to
add five-digit numbers in his head and
the fact that he owns a digital
calculator as reasons for electing him
treasurer. "What else do you need to be
treasurer?" he asked with piercing

This slate of candidates is worthy of
your consideration, in my opinion.
Write them in, or write them off, it's
your choice.


Dick Downey is a second-year law
student. His column appears weekly in
the Kernel.











Opinions from inside and outside the University


A quick review of the ERA basics


By Carol Dussere

' Well, here we go again fiov. Julian


Carroll has agreed to consider
rescission of the Equal Rights
Amendment (ERA) in the special

session of the Kentucky General
Assembly. If rescission does get on the
slate, Kentud