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Image 1 of The Kentucky Kernel, April 4, 1969

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Tie Kmthjcecy ECmml Friday Evening, April 4, 19G9 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, LEXINGTON r Vol. LX, No. 124 Dr. King Eulogized At Memorial Service rkw, i 1 Memorial - ( v- Dr. George C. Hill delivers the eulogy at the memorial service for the late Dr. Martin Luther King yesterday, and called for better working conditions for service employees at UK. Dr. King was assassinated Cne year ago today. By :, Kernel Photo by Howard Mason' By ELLEN ESSIG Kernel Staff Writer "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived with a dream of freedom for all Black people, and he died in Memphis, April 4, 1968, for daring to have it. The awful striking down of the apostle of nonviolence made still another terrible wound in the conscience of our nation." Those were the words of Dr. were excerpts from many of Dr. George C. Hill of the BiochemKing's speeches, including his istry Department as he delivered famous"! Have a Dream." the eulogy in a memorial serAlthough Dr. King died a vice Thursday for the late Dr. year ago today, the service was King sponsored by the Black held yesterday "because many Student's Union. The service, at- students will be going home Fritended by about 70 persons, took day for Easter," according to place at noon in the Student BSU vice president BrendaMapp. Center Theatre. The text of Dr. Hill's eulogy Dr. King was assassinated in follows: Memphis, where he had gone Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to lead local sanitation workers lived with a dream of freedom in their efforts to gain wage infor all Black people, and he died creases. "The city officials did in Memphis, April 4, 1968, for not hear their pleas for dignity," daring to have it. The awful Dr. Hill said. "It took the death striking down of the apostle of of Dr. King to open their eyes nonviolence made still another to the injustices these men were terrible wound in the conscience suffering." of our nation. Also included in the service Continued on Paffe 8, Col. 1 SG Candidates Meet In Campaign Debate CEORGEJEPSON Kernel Staff Writer Thorn Pat Juul's interpretation of the University of Kentucky Central Campus Development Plan was under fire from several sources Thursday night. Speaking at the Alpha Xi Delta House, Juul had difficulty convincing the women of that sorority that the plans of the administration would be detrimental to the Creek organizations. Later, at a combined meeting of the Young Democrats and Young Republicans at Maria's Restaurant, Juul met more opposition to his allegations from Steve Bright, a vice presidential candidate, Jim Williams, a pres idential candidate and some members of the audience. Tim Futrell, a fourth candidate for the SG presidency, was addressing a banquet of Keys, the men's sophomore honorary, at the Imperial House, during the debate. Bright called Juul's disclosure of the plan a "scare tactic" and h a attempt to get the Greek vote. He continued, saying that the Greek alumni were the most powerful of all the University alumni and that the Creeks would be the last people to be "stepped on by the adlast-ditc- ministration." Williams said he thought Juul should try to get another copy Carver Rejoins Campaign By JANICE BARBER Assistant Managing Editor Capping a night of campaigning Thursday, the four Student Covemment candidates told why they are running for office and what they propose to do if elected at a debate in Jewell Hall. Returning to the campaign Thorn Pat Juul, at the Jewell circuit after a stay in the Uni Bruce Carver Hall meeting, went over the recversity Hospital, said that he would ask that the ord of SAR bills passed in the assembly "go out to the students assembly this year, while courtand hold SG meetings where they ing the dormitory vote. "We have been the ones to are," in an effort to make the produce. We have covered every government "more positive." Appearing alone earlier in the subject in which students could evening at the Kappa Alpha be interested," Juul said. "We Theta sorority house. Carver ex- have taken our last platform and plained why he had become a produced 75 percent of it." serious candidate, abandoning Explaining why he had entered the SG presidential race, his caped crusader role. He said he had originally en- Tim Futrell said, "I would have tered the race early to keep peo- dropped out this year, but I ple from taking sides before all thought that through the experthe candidates had entered. "I ience I have had as SC vice waited for someone to come in," president and after seeing the errors Wally (Bryan, SG presiCarver said. He said that after a debate dent) has made this year, I could at a Young Republicans meeting be effective." Futrell and his running mate which centered on the housing policy, he reconsidered becoming Jim Cwinn emphasized the role a serious candidate. Carver said that students could play in the that the urging of others finally University's decision-makinled him to enter the race serious- process. Futrell said that he has already contacted a state legislaly. Carver, recovering from about tor who is willing to introduce with the cold and complications, a till in the next legislative sesremained seated at both the sor- sion to give students a vote on ority house and Jewell Hall. the Board of Trustees. Students Speaking quietly, he rebuffed are now formally represented on questions in regard to the per- the board by the SG president. Juul took issue with aFutrell-Cwin-n sonalities of the other candidates while speaking at the earlier proposal that students Continued on V&ge Zt Col. 3 meeting. g of the plan just to prove that his first copy was not a "freak of . nature." At the sorority Juul spoke alone and talked mainly of the Development Plan and its feet on the future of the Greek organizations. "The administration doesn't have to tell you the full truth until it happens," he said. Heal-s- o said that the Creeks should not feel "safe" because of their leases with the University. At Maria's each candidate, Williams and Juul speaking for themselves and Steve Bright speaking in behalf of his running mate Bruce Carver, spoke for 10 minutes. Questions were then invited from the audience, and the program ended with each candidate giving a five minute conclusion. Jim Williams was the first to speak and reiterated his position as the "only completely independent candidate" and as one who wanted to represent the "silent majority" of the student body. 99-ye- Williams said he didn't feel any of the other candidates could pretend to represent all the students since they aimed at vocal minorities. "We do have a regular platform, of course," he continued. He then went on to mention that he thought only freshmen should have to live in the dormitories, that he was opposed to women's hours, and that he was not necessarily in favor of the pass-fa-il system. On the pass-fa- il issue, he said that he preferred to work for his grades but if the majority of the students wanted pass-fa-il for all electives, he would be in favor of it also. "I believe the president (of SG) has an obligation to all the people and he ought to say so he ought to say so before the election," he concluded. Steve Bright said that he believed all the platforms were essentially the same and that the important question was "where has everybody been all year long?" He continued, saying that Bruce Carver had been an active member of the University's Student Advisory Committee and of the Student Government cabinet before being fired by current president Wally Bryan due to his criticism of Bryan. "We can't waste a year creating a bureaucracy, and we can't waste a year trying to get a dog in the Student Center," said Bright. In his talk Thorn Pat Juul praised the record of the Students for Action and Responsibility (SAR) in introducing bills in the SG Assembly during this year. He also chicled the other candidates, with the exceptions of Williams and Rodney Tapp who were not in SG this year, for their inability to produce. Juul emphasized the need for a SG executive that would not kneel to the administration. "We don't think students should have to beg," he said, "we should ask first, but sometimes asking is just not enough." 'Campus Plans' Director Disputes JuuPs Greek Housing Statement JEANNIE LEEDOM Kernel Staff Writer Lawrence Coleman, director of campus planning and design, took issue Thursday with Thorn Pat Juul's "Creek" platform plank. Juul, campaigning for the Student Government presidency, said if elected he would combat an alleged plan whereby "the University, in its physical growth, will destroy and consume 24 existing (Greek) houses, and may also include three additional houses in the Woodland Avenue area." Coleman responded yesterday that "We (the University) have no plans of demolition or acquisition of any sorority or fraternity houses, and we don't anticipate having any such plans in the near future." The director of design and By planning added "We have not proposed that fraternities and sororities be relofae cated in high-ris- e or cilities (as Juul had charged). We have discussed UK getting a group of fraternities and sororor consoliities in a multi-undated group. In December of 1968 Coleman phrased the University attitude somewhat differently; "The six fraternities near the complex accommodate, say, 240 students, and occupy a rather large area," he said. It's what his office calls "low density development," an undesirable condition on today's crowded campus. "At such time as the houses became obsolete," he said, in terms of physical condition or inadequate housing use, "the area would probably be redeveloped to provide for more efficient use it could be 10 low-ris- it .. years, it could be 20 years, it could be 30 years. "But I am confident there will come a time when this will happen," he said. During the December interview he also pointed out the possibility of construction of a fraternity-sororit- y complex on Clifton Avenue. He said it was only in the "talk" stage at that time. In yesterday's discussion, Coleman said, "Fraternities and sororities should be dealt with as a group so all of them could be dealt with equitably and a fair resolution for each could be reached." He said such a "comprehensive consolidation plan" would attempt to describe total development over a certain planning period. "If you proposed plans for one fraternity's needs or cne Continued on Vage 2, CcL 4

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