The Kentucky Kernel
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
BY THETA SIGMA
National Chapter of Women's Journalistic Fraternity To Be Installed at Kentucky
Stag ecrafters Give
Little Theatre Play
Martha Buckraan has received a
telegram from the National Convention of Theta Sigma Phi, national
honorary Journalistic fraternity for
women, which met recently, announcing that the petition of the eight
young women of the University of
Kentucky who applied in the name of
Phi Sigma, local fraternity, for a chapter of the national, was granted along
with Bimilar applications from Columbia University, New York City, and
Knox College, Qalesburg, Illinois. A
.representative of the fraternity is expected to come ito Lexington about
May 18 to formally install the chapter
at the University.
Theta Sigma Phi "was founded in
1908 at the University of Washington
grown rapidly during the last
r and has
few years, having chapters in many
of the large universities, such as Wisconsin, Ilinols, Minnesota, Missouri,
Ohio State and Oregon.
fThe local Phi Sigma was established at the University of Kentucky
during the winter by several girls of
the junior and senor classes, who are
making journalism either their major
or minor study, and who are interested
in bringing together those taking an
active part n the work of that department. Miss McLaughlin was instrumental in forming the organization
and she has rendered invaluable aid
in actually bringing the fraternity into
The young women who made application for a chapter of Theta Sigma
Phi are: Martha Buckman Junior managing editor of the Kernel for next
year;' Louise Will, senior managing
editor of the Kernel this year; Elizabeth Card, member of the Kernel
staff; Elizabeth Marshall, senior member of the Kernel staff; Adele Slade,
editor of Kernel and
of the 1921 Kentuckian;
Margaret McClure, senior editor of the
State Press Bulletin and Exchange
Editor of the Kernel, Bell, junior editor of the State Press Bulletin for next
year, and member of the Kernel Btaff ;
Marguerite McLaughlin, instructor in
To be eligible for membership in
the fraternity one must bo an upper
clussman; must be on a student publication; must have a standing of 1.9
according to the point system; must
be taking work in the Department of
Journalism with no failure or conditions In such work.
The Stagecrafters of Transylvania will present a program of three
plays at the Little Theatre,
Monday evening, May 17, at 8
o'clock. The plays are "Maker of
Dreams," by Alfred Sutro, "Embers," by Oeorge Mlddletown, and
i comedy farce called "Room 38."
MEET WITH N. Y. CLUB
McVey and Anderson Speak
annual dinner-danc- e
of the New York Club of the
University of Kentucky was held on
Saturday evening, May 1, at McAlpin
Hotel, New York City. Fifty-twwomen and men from Kentucky were
Dinner was served at 8 o'clock, the
diners dancing between courses. In
Mr. J. E.
writing of the dinner-dancBoiling, who was present, says:
"After dinner M. S. Smith, president
of the club, introduced Doctor McVey,
who spoke for about half an hour on
the subject, 'Increased Monetary Appropriations for Educational Purposes,'
outlining the necessity of this in view
of the greatly Increased demand for
trained men in all walks of life.
"Dean Anderson followed. Doctor
McVey and spoke for about twenty
minutes. In his usual virile vein Dean
Anderson spoke on timely topics, Included a sightseeing tour of the University grounds, which the writer had
reason to believe he filched from the
speech of a certain senior member of
the College of (Engineering who made
such a speech at the Chicago banquet,
and closed his remarks by paying a
graceful tribute to the social developments at the University owing to the
activities of Mrs. McVey, and by according to Doctor McVey
measure of credit for his work dn the
development of the University as an
institution of learning."
"Following Dean Anderson, W. H.
Grady, trustee of the University, made
a short speech in which he expressed
his pleasure and honor at being presto
ent and left the real
the hardened sinners of that profes-tlon.speech-makin-
"Mr. J. I. Lyle, also a trustee of the
University, followed with a brief history of the New York Club, recalling
many of the folk and Incidents which
surrounded the foundation of the club
la 1902. Mr. Lylo attso added a word
about the present und future needs of
tho University und spoke of the
campus layout, which
hud been perfected to servo as an intelligible guide to futuro expansion.
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L. REED ADDRESSES
"If you can put thinking into action, you will get the highest satisfaction of life. The only way in which
a human being can be educated is by
some form of human activity. At the
adolescent period the teacher is working with the most malleable stuff that
can be worked, thus teaching should
be considered as a spiritual art," said
Superintendent of Louisville schools, in his Inspiring talk in
chapel Tuesday, on "High School
Teaching as a Life Work."
He also said: "The great aims of
education are, first, the physical education, education for home life, and
the moral and religious education.
We all learn sooner or. later that
money is only worth what you can
exchange for it in terms of satisfaction." In speaking further of the high
school education, he said that the
high school has an unique Individuality in that it is a survival of the old
Superintendent Reed ended his talk
by paying tribute
to the classical
training given in the high schools, and
making a plea that more University
students take up teaching as a life
work, calling it the noblest profession
in the world.
Mr. George R. Larry, University of
Wisconsin, and of the American Red
Cross, closed the chapel exercises by
making a short talk, saying that
people in the United States are
continuously and seriously 111.
of the illness is unnecessary,
and could be prevented if the boys'
and girls were educated to care for
their bodies and to obey the laws of.
health and hygiene. He closed by
asking that we give our support to
the Red Cross, which is now doing its
greatest work, in the time of peace, by
teaching health and hygiene in the
schools, and in various kinds of social
TALK SUNDAY NIGHT
College at Nashville
will speak at the joint Y. M.-C. A. meeting at Patterson Hall Sunday night.
Doctor Weatherford was the founder
of Blue iRidge und is an authority on
tho Negro question tin the South. He
Is n speaker of note and tho lUnlver-sltIs especially fortunate In securing hint to fill this engagement. Every
collogo student interested
In current problems should hear him.
Dr. W. D. Weatherford,
George R. Larry, of Red
Cross, Also Speaks, Urging Observation of
Y. M. C. A.
TO BE NEXT MONDAY
The annual Stroller banquet will
be given Monday, May 17, in the
ballroom of the Phoenix Hotel. All
members of the cast are asked to
be at Patterson Hall at 8 o'clock,
so they can proceed to the Phoenix in a group.
ciation To Give Mardi
Gras Next Friday
BENEFIT OF REC. HALL
HIGHLANDS WINS HIGH
Have you ever been to a Mardi Gras
Kentucky on a Friday night in
May? Most likely you have not, as
there has probably never been one.
But you are going to have the rare
opportunity of attending such a cele
bration at Patterson Hall Friday evening, May 21, for the girls of the Student Government Association of the
University are going to give a unique
Mardi Gras which will rival even the
most elaborate Mardi Gras which have
brought fame to New Orleans.
A champion swimming match, a
fortune teller, a fish pond, a Japanese
tea garden where demure Japanese
maidens will serve tea and sandwiches, booths where anything which
fancy dictates can be purchased, and
various side shows, including everything from the smallest midget in the
world to a show "for men only" will
be features of the evening's entertainment.
In addition to these attractions, the
program committee of the carnival
has provided an excellent program to
be given on the platform to be erected in the center of the large circle in
the Patterson Hall yard. This program will feature a minstrel show, a
mock council meeting of the Student
Government Association in which
girls from the audience will be "called
up" before the council, and "The
.Maker of Dreams," a skit which will
be presented by some of the best
Stroller talent of the University.
The entire front yard of Patterson
Hall will be converted into a veritable
fairyland, lighted with Japanese lanBright and attractive costerns.
tumes, gaily decorated booths, harns,
and confetti will add to the festive
spirit of the occasion.
in the Patterson
Hall yard will continue from 8 until
Then, at 10 o'clock will
come the grand climax of the entertainment of the evening. The doors of
the Recreation Hall will be thrown
open and the jazz will start, and
dancing will be enjoyed until the
"k strikes twelve.
The proceeds of tho Mardi Gras will
be used to refurnish the parlors at
Patterson Hall. So, boys, one and all,
come with a warm heart and a full
purse, prepared to spend freely, and
you will bo rewarded next year by
having attractive parlors, artistically
furnished with comfortable furniture
and pretty floor lamps, in which to
wait for your girls. Adelo Slade is
general chairman of tho Mardi Gras.
Virginia Griffith and Fannie Heller
are assistant chairmen.
Fort Thomas Boys Easy
Victors in State
The team from Highlands High
School, Fort Thomas, easily won the
Kentucky Interscholastic track meet
held on Stoll Field last Saturday, May
Highlands piled up a total of 57
points to their credit; Louisville Boys'
High came second with a score of 22
points. Anderson County High was
third with 15 points.
Mountjoy, of Anderson
High, was the high point man of the
contest. He entered three events and
took three first places. Stegeman, of
Highlands, was second with 13 points,
and Funkhouser, of Providence High,
was third with 10 tallies to his credit.
The winners of the) tournament
were presented with the trophies immediately after the meet in the Y. M.
DocC. A. rooms of the University.
tor McVey made the presentations.
Gold medals were given to winners of
first places, silver ones for second and
bronze ones for third. A silver loving cup went to the winning team and
one was also given to the high point
man of the meet. In addition to this
the Sigma Nu fraternity gave a specially designed loving cup to the winning team.
Three high school records were
broken in the meet, namely:
vault, .Mountjoy, 10.6; broad jump,
Mountjoy, 19.9; (former record, 19.G,
held by Locke, of Louisville); Javelin, Chlnn, 140.6, (first year thrown);
discus, Scott, 101.7, (former record,
95 feet, held by Hawkins, of Anderson
Funkhouser ran the 220 yards in
seconds, coming within a fifth
of a second of Grabfelder's record of
The various teams were the guests
of tho different fraternities of the University during their short stay in this
city. The meet was one of the most
successful ever held here and a record crowd was in attendance.
Tho officials were T. J. Beam, manager;
Owens, referee and
starter; Parks Boone, James Wllhelm
and W. D. Thompson, clerks of
course; E. A. Bureau, George Whiting
and Julius Wolf, timers; W. D. Funkhouser, W. L. Summers and John J.
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