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NEARLY ONE HUNDRED UNIVERSITY BOYS MUST FIND EMPLOYMENT
OR LEAVE SCHOOL

DEAN MELCHER

CIRCLE TO

HOLD PLEDGING
SERVICE TONIGHT
Eight Boys and Five Girls Will
JBe Taken Into University's
Pep Organization At
Men's Gymnasium

Begird At 7:15 O'clock
Pep Meeting for Clemson Game
Tomorrow Also Scheduled
On 'Program
The

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Former Managing Editor of
Kernel Marries
After several years of hard
fighting
nnd work, J. Sterling
Towles, of Lnwrcncoburg. Ky.,
staged his greatest matrimonial
triumph last Sunday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock in Lexington, when
he wns tied by the strong bonds
of mnrringo to Miss Mnrjorie Nonle
Blackburn, also of Inwrenceburg,
for the rest of his life.
The knot was ticil by tho Rev.
Mark Collis nt his Mono on North
Broadway and tho ctluile, accompanied by Mr. TowleV cond, J. A.
"Simp" Estes, city editor of Tho
Lexington Herald, nnd by Miss
Charlscy Smith, Immediately went
to the Phoenix hotel where John
G. Cramer spread
an olaboratc
wedding supper for thenv, nt their
orders.
J. Sterling is now city editor of
the Danville Daily Messenger. He
was graduated last June from the
University of Kentucky, where he
was a
and popular
student. In his senior year he was
managing editor of the Kirnel and
also an instructor in the department of English. He was a member of Alpha Delta Sigma, Journy
alistic fraternity, and of tho
Circle, student pep organization, and was a captain in tho
R. 0. T. C. regiment. Miss Blackburn was a student at the University of Kentucky last year nnd
was n member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
She was a
company sponsor in tho R. 0. T.
C. corps;
The young couple returned Sunday night to Danville where they
will be at home to their friends.

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To Be Held At Theater

BEGIN CLASSES IN

The Romany Theater, in its endeavor to invite and encourage all
available talent from among the students of the university, is holding a
special night for
Monday,
October 12, at the theater on Winslow
street. Anyone interested in the
Romany activities, as actor, usher or
stage assistant is urged to attend this
meeting and offer suggestions and
criticisms.
The Romany is always on the lookout for talent and last year's try-oresulted in the discovery of Miss
Mnxy Fuqua Turner, who played the
lead in "To The Ladies" and "White
Chips;" Junius Millard, male lead in
"White Chips" and in "Just Suppose"
and "To The Ladies;" Luke
Margaret Wooldridge and Harry Carpenter, all of whom had parts
of consequence in "The Enchanted .Cottage." At the meeting the year before, Mr. Sax found such players as
Marjorie Warden, Ida Kenney Risque
and Jimmie Davidson, all of whom
played many roles in the two' years
of the theatre's history.
Find Talent in Reading
The Romany Players have no way
of finding talent except as it shows
itself in tho one reading held each
year in the theater. The theater,
though a community enterprise has
always been firmly supported by the
university. The stage crew, ushers,
and part of the cast, have been chosen
from among the student body; the
casting always being based on merit

EXTENSION WORK

Offer Many Courses
Prof. Wellington Patrick, hend of
the university's extension department,
following the announcement of special extension classes offered the first
semester, stated that he expected
about one hundred to be enrolled for
this work.
The object of the special extension
work, he said, was to give teachers
in the field a chance to get exactly
what the students at the university
are receiving in the way of training.
Many Fayette county teachers have
enrolled for this work. Although the
largest number of them are expected
to be from Fayette county, other surrounding counties will be represented
in these classes." A recent conference was attended by teachers from
Lexington, Georgetown, Versailles,
Paris and other smaller surrounding
towns.
Classes started this week where the
students reported direct. Registration will be made later, according
to Professor Patrick. He also stated
that the hours may be adjusted to sujt
the class and instructor after the class
has started.

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(History of the South),
Professor Stephenson;

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Gov. James G. Scrugham, of Nevada, former University of Kentucky
student and a native of Fayette
county originated the idea of un-- i
earthing n lost city in southeastern
Nevada that was evidently inhabited by people long before the time of
Christ. Tho city, as far as investigators have been able to determine,
was approximately six miles long with
a population of 20,000 people.
Governor Scrugham, who has nindo
an extensive study of Indian traditions and history in Nevada, learned

from his investigations among the
Indians that the Lost City existed,
then he started the movement which
led to the revealing of its whereabouts. M. R. Harrington, archeol-ogiof the Museum of American
Louis
nnd
Indian of New York,
Shellbach, artist, photographer, nnd
map expert of Now York, joined
Governor Scrugham in tho work nnd
already much of the city has been
unearthed.
Historical Connections Believed
The American Legion Weekly in
an article on the Lost City and Governor Scrugham, who is a past nationof the Legion
al
says; "Governor Scrugham und his
have concluded that
the builders of the Lost City were tho
st

fellow-explore-

ancestors of tho Pueblo Indians of
today. If this theory is accepted it
indicates that the domain of ancient
Pueblo culture extended much farther
north than has hitherto been believed. The theory opens to archc- oloeists n new and earlier chapter in
the history of tho Pueblo Indians
and presents n new approach to the
mysteries of tho beginnings of civilization in North America. It opens
up tho possibilities that somo day
archeologists may succeed in developing a clear picture of tho human life
which existed on the Northern continent while tho Incus and Aztecs
civilization whoso record is preserved
in the ruins of buried temples nnd
nncient hieroglyphics."
"Such knowledge ns tho explorers
gain is acquired laboriously by delving beneath tho
cement
like floors of tho razed dwellings, by
inspecting tho
skeletons which have been remarkably
well preserved in their burial places
beneath tho hard floors, by studying
the pottery und tho hunting weapons
which lie among tho bones with which
they were buried."
Governor Scrugham wus n gruduato
of the university in the class of 1900
and is widely known uround Lexington and Fayetto county.
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On Monday, October 12, at the
end of tho fourth hour, n meeting
of tho entire news staff of tho
Kernel will be held in Professor
Grehnn's room in tho basement of
the Science building. Although this
is the noon hour and is not a very
convenient time to call a meeting,
it is the only time thnt all the
membchs of the staff can be gotten
together without causing some of
them to miss a class. EVERY
member of the staff is expected to
attend and anyone who does not attend will be discharged from the
staff unless he has a very good excuse. There are somo very impor-

Five Men Can Be Nominated General Decrease In Scholastic
Standings Is Noted Last
By the University
Semester
of Kentucky
All students of the University of
Kentucky who wish to make applica
tion ior tno unodes scholarship from
ivcntucKy must have their application
in President McVgv's offirn hv Octo
ber 17, the president announced Tues
day The university is eligible to
nominnte five men to be considered by
the state committee when it meets to
select the Rhodes scholar from Kentucky for the year 192G.
A Rhodes scholarship for Oxford
University is tenable for three years
nnd it carries with it an annual stipend of 400 pounds. Two such scholars
are selected from each state of the
union every three years. Kentucky
elected a scholar last year and as one
is being selected this year, no schol
arship will be available next year.
The ones winning the coveted prize
are chosen by a state committee which
makes its choice on a basis of literary
and scholastic ability and attain
ments; qualities of manhood, force of
character and leadership, and physical
vigor as shown by interest in out-door sports or in other ways.
Must Have Certain Qualifications
To be eligible for a Rhodes scholar
ship a candidate must be a male citizen of the United States, and at the
time of his appointment unmarried;
he must be between the ages of 19
nnd 25 years; and he must have completed his sophomore year in college.
Candidates may apply either in the
state in which they reside or in the
,one in which they have spent at least
TVavo years in college,
t Application blanks and further information may be obtained at President McVey's office. Those desiring
to apply are again reminded by the
president that they must get their
applications in at once.

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STUDENTS MUST WALK TO
MAKE CAMPUS BEAUTIFUL

Lawyers

Get Busy, Girls
Sorority Offers Cup to Outstanding Freshman

spirit and
To increase school
scholarship among freshmen girls at
the" university, the frlpha Gamma
Delta fraternity will give a silver
y
Circle Offers Prizes for loving cup to the freshman girl who,
at the end of the first semester, has
New Cheers
contributed most in the way of loyal
support to the university in all its
y
offers $5 for first
The
whose scholarship is
activities
prize; 3 for second prize and 1 foremost. and
for third prize to the composers of
This is open to all freshman girls
for Kennew cheers or yells
in the university and a committee
tucky's football team. It is gencomposed of the dean of women, presierally known that some of our yells
the Women's Administrative
are quite good, while some are not. dent of and president of the Woman's
Council
Since our team is best, only when
y
Pan Hellenic will select the most outis
if is sunnorted well, the
endeavoring to encourage anythingy standing girl in the freshman
mat wm Kive uui i,ciiiu n vjri
following.
Let's all pull together and turn Kentucky-Chicago
out a few good cheers and then
strnin our lungs in yelling them.
Wildcats-Maroon- s
Remember the way Chicago gave
the Siren?

Money for Yells!

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Mohney and Kirwan Not
pected to Start Contest;
Begins at 2:30

Women's
Elects

Dr. Linwood' A. Brown, head of the
public service laboratory of the Experimental Station of the university,

improvement over the cluttered conanions unit ujuhi, wfucu wiu curs uru
parked along the roadways.
The number of automobiles increases each year and the time is
soon coming when something will
have to be done about the matter of
parking on the campus. Certainly
people who ride to tho university little distances ought to be required to
keep their cars, if they insist on coming in them, outside of the campus.
It is Known that quite a number of

Foe Beaten Last Week

Card Free

tory of Experiment Station
Gets Appointment

Improvements Over Cluttered
Conditions, Caused by Parked
Cars, Eliminated When
Gates Are Closed

Seven Letter Men Will Be Seen
On Visiting Eleven; Expect
Freshmen to Be of
Great Aid

Alpha Delta Theta made tho highThe Clemson Tigers will furnish opest scholastic standing of nil wo
tant mnttcrs concerning every
men's fraternities on tho campus last member of the staff to be brought position for the Wildcats oftomorrow
tho seasecond home gnmo
in
semester, according to a report just up but it should not take long to son.the Heretofore, Clemson has been
issued by the dean of women. It is
one of Centre's foremost football ritransact all business. This meetinteresting to note that this fratern- -' ing is for the members of the news
vals, and were never beaten more than
itv. in attninincr its high position,
two touchdowns during thq reign of
jumped from the bottom of the list staff only. Be there, at 12 o'clock
Monday.
the "wonder team."
where it stood the first semester last
A. H. MORRIS,
Reports from the Tiger camp are
year.
Managing Editor
that seven letter men returned to tno
It is nlso interesting to compare
fold this fall, and with promising
the ratings of some of the other frafreshmen material in harness, prosternities for the two semesters last
pects are bright for the best team in
year, in the hrst semester ueita seta
who are back
years. The
attained the highest standing of 1.90,
are: Finklea and Tewell, ends, Lic;ht-se- y
but dropped to third place the second
and Bowles, centers, and Walker
semester with a standing of 1.722.
and Roy, backfield luminaries. Men
However, this fraternity leads the
from the "frosh" team who will be
others in its ratings for the entire
available for line duty are: Harvey,
year. Chi Omega jumped from fifth Kavanaugh Launches Campaign James, Davidson, McGlove, Hicks, and
place to second.
Theta Sigma Xi,
Barthea. Eskew, Chandler, Martin,
which was not organized until the To Enlist New Students In OrDozier, Warr, Jones, Metkiff, and
ganization ; Improvements
second semester last year, holds fourth
Bradley looked good on the "Rat"
nlnco. Kanna Kanna Gamma dropped
Made in "Y" Room
team last fall and nil of those boys
from second place to sixth place, but
are conceded more than n passing
ranks third in scholarship for the
chance of winning varsity berths.
year.
Membership
These men are being ably coached by
Scholastic Ratings Given
Saunders, assisted by "Tink" Gillam,
formerly a coach at Mercer.
The scholastic ratings for the year
The University of Kentucky Y. M.
1924-2- 5
are as follows:
Last Saturday they were beaten in
1st. 2nd. Ent. C. A. annual membership drive on the their first game of the season by the
Sem. Sem. Yr. campus opened Tuesday night, with Auburn Plainsmen by 13 to 7. In
Alpha Gamma Delta 1.67 1.59 1.63 a meeting of the Friendship Council past years, Auburn's football team
headquarters on the campus.
Alpha Delta Theta 1.28 1.84 1.65 at "Y" forty
top in the Southmembers were present. has ranked near the
1.62 1.47 1.54 About
Alpha Xi Delta
ern standing, and this year is not an
Charles Wheeler, senior student, is exception.
1.64
1.73 1.69
Chi Omeca
1.63
1.62 1.62 chairman of the campaign; and he
Delta Delta Delta
Every Wildcat, with the exception
1.90 1.72 1.78 organized committees and distributed of Mohney, came out of the Chicago
Delta Zeta
George
R.
1.68 1.69 1.68 cards to the workers.
Kappa Delta
is fray in good shape. Mohney, who sufKappa Knppa Gamma 1.71 1.65 1.70 Kavanaugh, university secretary, will fered a slight concussion of the brain,
Omega Kho
1.40 1.50 1.50 in charge of the work. The drive
enlist may be in shape to answer the gong
Sigma Beta Upsilon 1.57 1.43 1.48 last a week. Its purpose is to organ- tomorrow afternoon. During the past
1.71 1.71 men students in the religious
Theta Sigma Xi. JN.U.
week Coach Murphy had his charges
1.32 1.53 1.43 ization of the university.
Zeta Tau Alpha
out early and
During the week, effort is being drilling them inlate every afternoon,
Not Organized.
the fundamentals of
made to invite every man on the campractice sessions were
pus to become a member, but due to the game. The scrimmages, in which
marked by two
Glee Club
the change in addresses it is difficult every man put out his best and all.
all, and those who are
The Chicago game
New Officers to reach the cordial invitation ofmiss- very helpful facts to disclosed some
Seced have
the
retary Kavanaugh to come to the of- coaching staff. The work ofKentucky
at
Attractive Programs Will Be Ar fice dnd valuntarily sign the mem- guard is commendable, as it Wert the
was
bership card. Membership is free.
ranged Throughout Year;
first varsity game that this Covington
The work of improving the recreaThe punting of
Messiah Oct. 12
tion roem is already under way. The boy ever started. highlight. The dealso a
officials say they want to make this Smith, was
work of the line under
Glee a true recreation center of the cam- fensive
Members of the Women's
odds was extraordinary, even
met Monday after pus. The university library and readclub of 1924-2- 5
noon at White hall to reorganize and ing rooms are for study, "Y" rooms with "five yard" McCarty attempting
to batter a hole in it.
elect officers for the ensuing year. are for diversion; and a piano, writwill
Virtually the same line-u- p
Corinth Taylor was elected president; ing tables, desks, comfortable chairs,
Dorothy Bonar, vice president; rean and several new games will be added start the game tomorrow that started
Martin, secretary; and Ada King, to the furnishings. The art depart- the Chicago game.
business manager.
ment of the university has volunteered
The club plans to devote itself to to help decorate.
Hobson to
giving concerts at the university, de- The following men have been named
vplonincr Droorrams to cive at Lex- represent the university at the .Before Law
to
ington churches, and contributing in state convention to be held in LouisGeorge R. Kavville, October
(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) anaugh. secretary; James Russell, First of Series of Noted Speakers to Appear Before
president; Forrest Mercer, delegate.

SOUGHT BY

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CAMP FOR GAME

NEW MEMBERS

By Governor Fields

Tuesday,
from Gov. W. J. Fields as a member
of the Kentucky board of pharmacy
to succeed G. E. Porter, of Berea,
whose term expired October 1.
In a statement made by Dr.
Brown, Wednesday evening, he stated that ho 'had not been officially
notified of his appointment to this

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Di;. Brown Is Honored

Don't Drive Walk

Governor of Nevada, Former U. of K.
Student, Plans to Unearth Lost City
Said Inhabited Before Time of Christ

Meeting of News Staff to Be
Held Monday

Zeta Tau Alpha Drops

Must Apply At Once

on Monday night,
At the try-oMr. Sax will hear anyone read who
He does not expect much
wishes.
from a reading, but will study the
Everybody was surprised on Moncandidates for voice, type, and per- day to find that all automobiles were
sonality. Students are requested to excluded from the campus. This inbring their own reading selection, cident was due to the repairing of
which mav be anything prose, poe- - the roadways and the closing of the
gates to traffic. The interesting thing
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in many years, it was possible to see
what the campus looked like without
automobiles and it was remarked by
more than one that it was a great

Many Classes Offered
The classSs ottered are as follows:

Kernel Staff!

Scholarship Is for Tlfrcc Years Alpha Delta Theta Ranks First
On List of Nine National
At Oxford University, Eng
And Three Local
land, With Annual Stipend
Greek Organizations
Of 400 Pounds

try-out- s,

Prof. Wellington Patrick, Head
of Department, Expects 100
to Enroll for Instruction
this Semester

History

RHODES SCHOLAR SORORITIES ARE
TO BE SELECTED RATED BY DEAN
FOR NEXT YEAR FOR LAST TERM

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Towles Wins Battle

ing services nt the men's gymnasium
tonight nt 7:15, according to an announcement made by John Dnbney,
of the organization.
In addition to the pledging of eight
boys and five girls, the purpose of the
meeting is to perfect a cheering organization that will give the team
the best possible support. The entire
student body and faculty of the university is urged to be present. It
is not only the duty of every freshman but also the duty of every student to support his team by doing his
share. If you had made the rtip to
Chicago last Saturday and heard how
the supporters of the Maroons backed
their team, you would understand
what is meant by Organized Cheering.
Supports Athletics
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The
Circle has but one pur
pose in view, one reason for existence:
To support athletics in the university. It was organized in 1921 and
there are five faculty members on the
advisory board: S. A'. (Daddy)
Boles, Doctor Funkhouser, Professor
Enoch Grehan, Miss Marguerite McLaughlin and Sergeant Kennedy.
The organization entertains visiting
teams, encourages the support of the
home team by holding pep meetings
for the purpose of organizing cheering and yelling and sends the university band on one trip each year. Last
year it paid the expenses of "the best
university band in the South" to Mr. Sax Will Hear Candidates?
Alabama.
Read and Make Eligible
The university is not asked to conList; Begins at
tribute for these expenses out of the
7:30 P. M.
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Circle is
state's funds as the

offered

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Judge J. P. Hodson, state commissioner of the court of appeals of
Kentucky, will be the first noted
speaker to appear before the students
in the College of Law. Arrangements
have been made with Judge Hobson,
to speak on the morning of October
16, at 10 n. m. He Will lecture on the
subject of The Constitution.
The following men will lecture in
the College of Law on various subjects in the near future: Richard C.
Stoll, judge of the circuit court of
Fayette county; Flem D. Sampson,
justice of the court of appeals of
Kentucky; Hugh Riddell, president
of the Kentucky State Bar Association, of David county; Hunter of the
Lexington bar; George W. Vaughn
of the Lexington bar; William E.
Nichol, also of the Lexington bar
and James Park, referee in bankruptcy.

Bands, Rooters and
Battle to Exciting
Finish On Stagg Field in Windy City

people who live within four or five
blocks of the campus use their cars
every day to drive to the university.
Thirty-on- e
thousand, five hundred ' "hundred" nnd the Maroon had
and-si- lent.
If all short distance drivers were exof the Maroon and, five hun- - mained still
might
cluded from the campus there
Rooters at Every Station
bo a great many less than there are dred others claiming tho Blue and
But the Blue nnd White wns not
now. At any rate, the situation White as their colors engaged in a
needs study and consideration by all. terrific laryngenal battle on Stagg;
j
Field, at Chicago, Saturday
dent followers scattered here and
while 22 valiant young athletes en- - thero along the tracks over which the
A. C.
gaged in a contest of more physical "Wildcat Special' had passed during
to them wp might
nature on the white striped gridiron tho n?ht' In justice their
:
however,
Season Cards for Faculty Ready Women's Administrative Coun-.fo- r which lay beneath the towering isay, of necessity rather position was
one
than choice.
cil Names Officers
Distribution
heights of the stadium. Both clashes For example, we might mention one
invited guest of the
were hard fought and when the sun i unfortunute, an
Officers of the Women's Adminis-membe- rs
Athletic season tickets for tho
dropped behind tho western borders Southern Ruilrond on the "Special"
who had the misfortune to be enticed
of the university fuculty trativo Council for the year 1925-2- 0
it
of
were elected at a meeting of the cils tho city it, left behind bluelong pen- from the train by u mischevious conavct ready for distribution and may
sky for
of white against a
Wednesday afternoon at
bo obtuined by calling for them at council,
ductor nt Indianapolis. He remained
those
White hall. They are as follows: proud colors had done themselves in the Hoosier city as the train rolled
tho University Book store,
on that day.
Smith, president; Corinth
away emitting snores nnd muttered
Reservations for tickets u tho Eleanor
Bands Lock Horns
Louise Ad-- at
Centre-Kentuck- y
game, to ln pluyed Taylor,
abruendumrus for victory.
One hundred horn tootcrs supportYes, the Bluo und White has much
Dunvillo on October 31, will close kins, secretary; and Beth Huddles-t- o
ing the Maroon und 48 khaki clad to be proud of and it is proud that it
the alumni and subscribers to tho ton, treasurer.
once a tooters for the Blue und White "lock- has so much to bo proud of, Those
Meetings aro to be held
stadium on October 14. these tickets
will bo mailed separately immediately month to direct the affairs of the ed horns" on Stagg field, at Chicago, loyal Kentuckians in the north are
Saturday afternoon and when the proud and thoso of more southern
women students.
after reservations ure closed.
Members of tho council nre: Vir cloud of anduntes, put mossos, retard-o- s, climes nre slinging 'enthusiasm nil
Tickets to tho Centre-K- t Uucky
acceluratos and allegros had clear- over the place. Oh, October, ye glorAdkins, Edna
will be nut on sale to tho stu- - iriniu Kelley. Louise
iruine
dents in the University Book store Lewis Wells, Maria McElroy, Fran-abo- ed away the Blue and White hud ious month, may the spirit of tho third
two weeks prior to tho contest,
Lee, Margaret Yungblut, Eleanor again scored for the forty and eight among your duys, nineteen hundred
remain with the tribe
No reservations will bo made for the, Smith. Beth Huddlcston. Corinth lay had paruded the field. They hud fair- und twenty-fivRogers, Elizubcth ly hurled tho struins of "My Old Ken- of 'Cuts und their people forever und
, students
but will bo sold to "first lor. Mugduleno
tucky Home" into the midst of the ever and then some!
Hefl'erman, Eleanor Bailout ine.
come, first serve."

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ALUMNI PAGE
Editor W. C. Wilson, Alumni Secretary
Assistant Editor, Helen J. Osborne

CALENDAR
Buffnlo,
Louisville, November 7. (First
October 10. (Second
r)
luncheon, 1:15 Saturday - Regular) luncheon
at
p. m., Chamber of Commerce, cor- 1:16, Brown hotel.
ner Mnin nnd Scnccn streets.
Philadelphia, November 7.
luncheon
Detroit. October 30. (Last Friday-- (First Saturday-Regula- r)
Regular)
nt Dixielnnd at Engineers' Club, 1317 Spruce
dinner
Snturday-Regula-

street.

Inn.

HAVE COLLEGE ATHLETICS AN EDUCATIONAL VALUE?
(Address Delivered by Charles W. Kennedy, '02, nt the Annual Meeting of the
National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Gentlemen, may I express to you my appreciation of the honor you do
me in inviting mo to como here to join in your discussion of the many important problems connected with the administration of college athletics. I do
not know of any phase of university life that offers a larger responsibility
of a more fruitful field of service than belong to those who have authority
in developing and guiding college sport.
I have no hope that in, anything I may say today, any easy solutions or
panaceas will be offered for the many problems that confront us. What I
should like to suggest is rather a point of view or method of approach to
those problems which, I hope, may illuminate and clarify the problems and
possibly suggest solutions that may prove tenable. and sound.
It is a commonplace that we cannot deal wisely with any system, without a thorougli understanding, not merely of the facts we are dealing with,
but also of their implications. Now, it seems to me that one reason why
college athletics have been in the past three or four decades 'so debated,
and debatable, is that those most interested have not in all instances been
in agreement as to the significance and purpose of college sports. One approach
to the discussion of college athletics has been based on an assumption that
we are dealing with a system of physical training. Another approach has
been based upon an assumption that college sport is entirely analogous to the
informal, spontaneous play in which an individual indulges when he gives
a Saturday afternoon, for example, to golf. Both these assumptions seem
to me to be, in large part, false.
I think you will agree with me that if college athletics as at present
organized rest merely upon the basis of physical education and physical
system for accomplishing a
training, we have a very complex and
comparatively simple end. If the object of college sport is solely to keep men
in good physical condition, we are taking an extremely expensive and complicated route to reach that end. A gymnasium with chestweights and dumbequipment, and a few instructors, would acbells, a minimum of
complish that task quite as well and far more simply.
The other assumption that college sport represents the undergraduate's
informal and spontaneous love of play somewhat intensified because of the
assumption. The falsity
number of men engaged, seems to me an equal-fals- e
in this case seems to me to be produced by the presence in college sport of
the principle of representation. In intercollegiate competition the individual
undergraduate is competing as a representative of the institution to which
he belongs, and this simple fact makes, it seems to me a world of difference
If you or I make ah engagement to play golf or tennis with a friend we re
present nothing but ourselves. If we do not train, if we do not practice, if
we violate the code of sportsmanship, our actions reflect upon no one but
ourselves. But if, with four or five others, we are engaged in a team match
to represent our golf club, or our tennis club against another, there at once
enters into our play the principle of representation and this principle is likely
to alter the whole nature of our competition. We are likely to feel, and
the club is likely td feel, that we are no longer completely free agents,
that we are in fact their representatives charged with the responsibility
of representing them as well as we possibly can in skill, and in sportsmanship,
and that the club has a right to define the degree of skill and the quality of
sportsmanship which shall represent it. This subordination of individual
freedom to representative responsibility is a factor, it seems to me, of pri
mary importance in any discussion of college sport.

What arc the lines of responsibility which govern the administration of college athletics ? Those seem to me to bo the two fundamental nnd really important questions about the whole matter; because if our control is correctly centered, if our nthlctlc system ia correctly related to the Ufe of the
university ns a whole and is governed by the same wisdom and authority
that governs other phnscs of university life, if the linos of responsibility
from those who arc Immediately chnrged with tho administration of athletics
to those who arc ultimately in authority are correctly drawn, then wo need
not particularly fear to face any of the problems that arise from our
present system.
In general today, it seems to me, there arc two systems of university
control that arc being exerted in athletics. One obtnins, perhaps, more
universally through the West nnd Middle West thnn in the East; thnt
is tho system by which a department of athletics is set up nnd n director
of athletics who is n member of the faculty, with faculty tenure nnd faculty
salary, is in charge of tho department. In institutions where that Bystem has
been set up, tho old advisory boards of undergraduates nnd nlumni have
nonrly gone. There is still informal assistance nnd counsel, but the power
rests in the department nnd in the head of the department.
In the East, in institutions such ns the one which I have the honor to
represent, wo have not yet proceeded to that point; and yet I nm not certain but that, in a number of ways, we have established as complete a
university control in prnctice as is represented, perhaps, by the department
system. I can illustrate what I mean, by outlinging the way in which
athletics are controlled nt the university which I know best.
CONTROL OF ATHLETICS AT PRINCETON
At Princeton n complete seperation is made at the Btart between nil
questions of eligibility nnd nil questions of business administration. There
o
are two bodies functioning in parallel relationship, one is the Faculty
on Athletics nnd the other is tho board of Athletic Control. The
Faculty Committee on Athletics consists, in Princeton- solely of members
of the Faculty. That committee at present has a membership of seven
men, the eldest in service of whom has been a member of the committee
since 1888.
Thnt committee has complete and sole authority over any
question of eligibility; it hns finnl power to approve orveto the appointment of any coach; it has final power to determine the physical fitness of
all men competing for us (a power exercised, naturally, in consultation
with tho Department of Hygience nnd Physical Education), nnd it has finnl
power of investigation and action in any question which seems to invol