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University of Kentucky
LEXINGTON, KY., FRIDAY, APRIL
Oilier Action Also Taken
DTD On Probation
For Hazing Violation
By MIKE WENNINGER
Delta Tau Delta fraternity has
been placed on Indefinite social
probation and other disciplinary
action lias been taken against the
chapter because it violated the University Factulty's hazing rule,
Dean of Men L. L. Martin said
Donn Martin said a Delt pledie
was m:ide to snirke and eat cigarettes during pre-in- if
iation activities Monday nifcht M the fraternity
house The pledre is a
according to a member of the
The dean cf men said the pledge
had a "m rious stomach disturbance" alter eating the ciparettes.
He: was taken to the Emergency
Room of the Gxl Samaritan Hospital where his stomach was
"The attending physician indicated that the disturbance was
caused by a sensitivity to nicotine
which the student had absorbed
from cigarettes which had been
smoked or chewed, and that this
had occurred in a
activity in his fraternity house,"
When the hospital notified the
dean of the incident, he immediately called the assistant dean of
men, Dr. Kenneth Harper. The two
ment went to the Delt house and
met with chapter officers and the
"The officers Indicated that the
fraternity would assume full responsibility in the matter, and that
the fraternity was in .violation of
University r acuity policies governing hazing of students," Dean
The dean took the following immediate action, pending the evaluation of the incident by "appropriate" University groups:
1. All Delta Tau Delta pledge
and initiation activities are suspended.
2. Pledges are not allowed in the
Delt house nor may they be contacted by the chapter in their
places of residence until further
3. The chapter Is placed on Indefinite social probation.
4. Quiet hours are in effect at
the Delt house and the chapter
may have no activities after 11
o'clock nightly until further notice.
5. A meeting of the fraternity's
national officers, local chapter advisers, chapter officers, represen
Council, and Dean Martin will be
held today to discuss the matter.
6. The incident will be reviewed
by the Faculty Committee on Stu
The Hazing Incident
The ftory in today's Kernel on fraternity hazing is not an attempt
to sensationalize the news, but rather it is intended to inform all UK
fraternities about what might happen if hazing is continued.
When we first heard that a UK fraternity pledge had to be rushed
to a local hospital Monday night because of hazing, we debated whether
the story would harm the fraternity svstem on camnus and whether
it would impair fraternity relations with the UK faculty so much that
might soon be abolished at UK.
Although the incident will definitely harm the fraternity system
here, we could not ignore the story because we felt that this case
would serve as a warning to fraternities about the potential dangers
of hazing. A human life is worth more than a million fraternity systems.
We do not believe that the University Faculty should be biased
or strongly opposed to UK fraternities because of this one hazing incident. The University rules against hazing are stringent, and the fraternity caught received a Just and harsh punishment.
After the fraternity pledge in a California university died because
of hazing he was made to eat raw liver and choked to death), its
dangers have been published and discussed across the nation. The
California fraternity was condemned and recondemned in the nation's
presses. Dean of Men Leslie L. Martin made a statement to the Kentucky press that hazing was nonexistent at UK. Time proved him
The matter will be reviewed today by a faculty committee, and,
we understand, a proposal will be made to change fraternity rules on
rush. We should hope that the faculty members are not so narrow-minde- d
or biased as to turn down the proposal (which will improve the
system) merely because of the hazing incident.
True, this story will bring "bad publicity" to the fraternity system.
But it will also teach fraternities a lesson that hazing should be abolished from the campus forever. We therefore think it will, in the long
run, bring about an improvement.
dent Organizations and Social Activities at a meeting today.
"The decisions about final disciplinary action with the fraternity and recommended changes in
fraternity procedures in pledge
training and initiation activities
will be made and placed into effect
not later than Monday," said Dr.
He added that the Faculty committee may abolish fraternity
activities or it may only
set up stricter regulations for such
Schollett also will receive a sav
ings bond from the Lexington
Chapter of the American War
Mothers for his performance as
commander of the Army ROTC
Drill Battle Group.
The most outstanding students
in military achievements,
tic attainment, and character will
be awarded the Chicago Tribune
Gold and Silver Medal.
Receiving these awards are Jef-t- o
ferson Brother Jr., Daniel Slier-l- a
herd, Lucien F. Burke, and James
The Reserve Officers
tion Insignia award for Interest
and proficiency in military scieuce
will be given to Dulaney L. O'Koirk.
The dean said the pledge who
became ill has recovered and is
now attending classes.. A Delt
agreed with Dr. Martin's statement that the pledge has no hard
feelings toward the chapter for
The University Faculty rule
which the Delts violated states,
"Hazinpr in any form is in violation of University rules and is prohibited."
Dean Martin said the rule has
been in effect since 1916 and is
probably the oldest standing Fac- ulty rule.
Out On A Limb
Kay Bridenstine, a freshman in Arts and Sciences from Colorado,
went out on a limb to be this week's Kernel Sweetheart. She is
a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Eighth Push Cart Derby
Begins Tomorrow Afternoon
The eighth annual Lambda Chi
Alpha Push Cart Derby will be
held tomorrow in front of the Administration Building.
Bob Smith and
Larry Perkins said the event will
6tart in Iron ot fraternity row at
1 p m- with a Parade ot floats ent- ered bv the n"by participants.
to Limestone and will end in front
of the Administration Building.
After the parade, June Moore,
last year's Derby Queen, will pre- sent this year's queen and her
court. The queen will be selected
by popular vote, which takes place
today in the SUB.
Queen candidates and sponsor- g orga4nlj?tiof!s
e Janet Hicks,
up Euchd KapPa Alpha
2 Home Ec Students
Two UK home economics stu- dents have been awarded the Wil- ham H. Danforth Summer Fellow- ship.
Joyce Wood, a junior from
Princeton, has received a fellowship which includes two weeks at
the Ralston Purina Laboratories
in St. Louis, followed by two weeks
at the Danforth Leadership Camp,
Stony Lake, Mich.
Jane Bennett, a freshman from
Henderson, will spend two weeks at
the Leadership Camp.
Miss Bennett, a graduate of
Henderson County High School, is
a member of Cwens and Alpha
Lambda Delta, woman's honorarles.
She is freshman representaive to
the Agriculture and Home Economics Council and is social chairman at Hamilton House.
A graduate of Caldwell County
High School. Miss Wood recently
was tapped for Mortar Board,
women's leadership honorary. She
also is a member of Phi Epsilon
Omicron, home economics honorary, and Is social chairman of the
Baptist Student Union.
Army Honors Day To Recognize 29 Cadets
Army ROTC cadets
will be recognized tomoirow at
the annual Awards Duy program
tor military science students.
The awards will be presented on
the UK Drill Field before the
Army ROTC Brigade and a re- viewing party headed by UK
Frank Q. Dickey.
The Department of the Army
Superior Senior Cadet Ribbon and
Certificate Award will be presented
four cadets most outstanding
their respective classes.
They are Frank A. Schollett,
senior from Brea, Calif.; Jimmy
junior, Kevil; Milton
Lester Lynd, freshman, AshUnd.
The Lexington Civitan Club
Plaque for excellence in the requirements of good citizenship will
go to Donald R. Neel.
The U. S. Armor Association
Medal, to the most outstanding
cadet assigned to the Armor
branch, will be presented to Robert W. White.
Third year awards are: the Reserve Officers Association Medal
and Plaque for outstanding interest and proficiency In military
science, which will go to James
of the UJ3.
Army Medal for outstanding
leadership to be given to Tommy
R. Mueller and the American
Ordinance Association Medal to
the most outstanding student having expressed an interest in the
Ordinance branch. Thomas Isaacs
will receive this award.
Second year students to receive
awards are John Emrath, who will
be presented the Edwards Corporation trophy for outstanding
interest and proficiency In military science.
Walker Turner Jr. will get the
for the highest average shooting
score in ROTC rifle team competition.
Freshman awards are the Becker Laundry and Dry Cleaning Co.
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ADPi; Jean Richard. Delta Zeta;
Kay Murphy, Alpha Xi Delta; Di- ane Marek, Alpha Gamma Delta,
Joan Stewart. Zeta Tau Alpha;
Sue Buchanan. DeltA Delt. rwlta- Nancy Chamnan. Triangle- Kathv
Sonester. Phi Gamma Delta Marv
Ann Tobin, Phi Kappa Tau;
dra Tattershall, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Brenda Roberts. Kappa Sigma;
Barbara Harkey, Delta Tau Delta;
Nell Vaughn, Phi Sigma Kappa;
Trudy Webb, Kappa Delta; Debbie Daniels, Chi Omega; Bettie Jo
Shoten, Alpha Tau Omega; Gerrl
Ranch, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and
Elaine Long, Farmhouse.
The races will start at 1:30 p.m.
with two sorority heats. The winner and runnerup in each heat
will compete In the finals to be
held later in the afternoon. Sororities entered in the heats are: ZTA,
KAT, KD, XO. DDD, AGO, DZ,
KKG, AZD. and ADPi.
After the sorority heats, trophies
will be presented to the float winners and runnersup In each division. They will be Judged on
workmanship, method of presentation, and originality.
Three fraternity heats will be
run after the trophy presentation.
These races will begin In front of
the Administration Building, race
around the circle, up Limestone
and back to the Administration
Building, where the finish line will
be set up.
There will be four runners pushing the carts in relay fashion for
each team. The sororities will
travel half this distance, ending
at the same finish line.
The winner In each fraternity
heat will compete In the final
race. Teams entered are PKT, Triangle. ATO. DTD, SPE. PGD, FH,
SN. SAE. KS. and PSK.
The sorority and fraternity finals
are the last two events on the
Last year's close finish between
the Delts and Triangles In the
fmul race was In doubt and was
one week later, The Delta