THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
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of tho University of Kentucky, for the benefit of the students,
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.Assistant Managing Editor
Mary Elizabeth James.
Co ed Editor
.Squirrel Food Editor
Elizabeth Marshall, Elizabeth Card, Mary Archer Bell, James A. Dixon,
Margaret Smith, Martha Buckman, Robert Mitchel, Terrll Corn.
Harry Cottrell, Arthur Hodges, Adallne Mann, Amanda Forkner.
J. P. Barnes
J. Burton Prewltt, Gilbert Smith
What is the difference between a hill and a pill? Why, one is hard to
get up and the other is hard to get down. This old conundrum might very
well be applied to a feature of this week's Kernel, tho stricture on University debating. Like the pill, It is hard to get down, for dt states some rather
disagreeable truths. But medicine is healthy, according to those who give
it, especially for a sick man. And according to the writer, public speaking Is
The Sick Man of the University. But unlike the Sick Man of Europe, his
presence is too necessary to be spared.
It has been said that oratory is the highest of all the arts wherein both
thought and action meet. Its effectiveness depends in almost equal measure
on action, which includes all the phases of delivery, and on thought, which
includes argument and composition. The style of oratory offers opportunities for virtuosity almost as great as rhapsodic prose. A Cicero, a Demosthenes, a Burke, a Webster, a Bryan, are acknowledged masters of their respective languages. The supreme art of the actor finds adequate exercise in
the delivery of a good speech. Aside from the practical benefits of public
speaking, this art holds high rank from purely artistic merits; Therefore the
Kernel welcomes any suggestions made with the intention of advancing the
position of public speaking in the University.
The author of the contributions in this issue of the Kernel on University
public speaking lis not by any means a destructive critic. He holds out, after
A searching examination of the situation and conclusions as to what is the
matter, a remedy which the Kernel recommends to the attention of the Department of 'English in particular and to every student and member of the
faculty who can utter two consecutive words without stuttering.
This remedy may be like the hill referred to, hard to get up, and mount
successfully, but the successful achievement of the ideal which the writer
seems to hold before him would be of such incalculable benefit to the University and to each individual student, that no amount of effort and enthusiasm
would be wasted in the undertaking.
Accordingly, the Kernel suggests to the head of the Department of
English that lie take steps to arrive at some sort of meeting of minds of those
interested in the furtherance of the art of persuasion, in order that the condition pointed out by the author of the article in this issue, deplorable if indeed
true, may be corrected by the proper steps. If such a thing is done, it will
xako no prophet to predict that Kentucky will be even more successful, in
this field now than she has been in the past, when with conditions very unfavorable to development of public speakers, she has won such honors in the
field of intercollegiate contests. Honor comes not save with effort.
Love Stories of
Eugene edits "Evening Enterprise."
Ernestine embroiders emblems.
Ernestine endures Engene. Every
even'ing Eugene enters elevator eagerly. Ernestine enthralls Eugene.
Eddie, erstwhile engineer, enlists.
Eddie entices Ernestine.
encouraging Eddie, experiences emotion. Eddie enterprisingly exchanges
Ernestine's emerald earrings. Ernestine expostulates, "Enough!"
Eclipse enfolds Earth. Eons elapse.
Ernestine entertains Eugene each
"Ernestine," entreats Eugene, expectantly, "exchange endearments."
Ernestine elevates eyebrows
Ernestine eats eggs. Eugene economizes. Ernestine ejaculates, "Eddie
earned enough easily. Eugene, editing "Enterprise earns experience!
What She Had.
Daisy, earnestly: "0, she isn't exactly pretty, but she has that indefinable something "
Harold, Impatiently: "Yes, I know.
My girl's old man has piles of it, too."
Edith: "Jack told mo I was so interesting and so beautiful."
Marie: "And yet you will trust
yourself for life with a man who be
gins deceiving you even during his
courtship." Toronto Telegram.
Kind to His Relative.
"Ma, Is Mr. Fulhouse very old?"
"No, dear; why do you ask?"
"I think he must be, 'cause I heard
"It's Just as wrong to gamble when Pa nay last night that he raised his
you win as when you lose."
ante." Boston Transcript.
Plnkley. "De immortality Is Jes' as
Two Wrongs, One Right.
great, but de inconvenlenco ain't."
"An optimist Is a man who cher
isnes vain nopes, and a pessimist a
man who nurses vain regrets."
The Knight of tho Lexington Drug
"And what Is a man who does both?"
says: "Some girls are always smil"Oh, he's Just a plain ordinary ha
ing from sheer sweetness of disposi- man." Boston Transcript.
tion, while other girls have dimples."
He clerked In the noodle department,
And he was sure a card!
He asked if they sold spaghetti
By the gallon or the yard.
HOSTS AT CONVENTION
cumulation of scholarship loan funds,
with which to enablo students, who
cannot otherwise obtain funds, to come
to tho University of Kentucky.
It also tries to make the student life
more like that which they enjoyed in
their homes, so college will be a pleasure and can be looked back on with
pleasant recollections. In accordance
with this the club Is going to entertain the senior girls on Friday, June 4.
of Kentucky chap-
ter of Alpha Gamma fraternity were
A girls' tennis tournament,
true story of a ing of single matches, will be
at a province convention held
A lady told us a
soldier's wit that a soldier in hospital, on recovering consciousness,
"Nurse, what is this on my head?"
"Vinegar cloths," she replied. "You
have had fever." After a pause.
"And what is this on my chest?"
"A mustard-plaster- .
You have had
"And what is this at my feet?"
you have had
A soldier from the next bed looked
up and said:
"Hang the pepper-boto his nose,
nurse, then he will be a cruet."
Ma: "There is one thing about Edith's young man, dear, you don't have
to get up every night to send him off."
Pa: "No; thank Heaven, one of our
girls has picked out a
A Question of Taste.
One morning Mr. Smith was heard
talking to himself while making his
morning toilet in a manner that denoted much perturbation.
"I wonder," said Mrs. Smith, "what's
provoked father now?"
"Oh, it's nothing much, mother,"
answered little William. "I just put
in place of
a tube of sister's
his tube of
I heard a Poet sing,
"Thy charms unveil!
Hall Gentle Spring!"
And "Gentle Spring"
Her charms unveiled
And hailed and hailed
And hailed and hailed!
ed next Monday afternoon, May 3,
here last week-end- .
at began Friday morning, and closed
4:30 o'clock on the tennis court in
front of the
handsome trophy will be given the
winner of the contest which is open to
anyone wishing to enter.
A large number of girls have been
practicing on the court at.Patt. Hall,
and it is expected that there will be
keen rivalry between the matches.
Several girls have already entered
their names for the tournament, and
many others are expected this week.
All those who wish to enter the
matches are asked to leave their
names at the girls' gym, with Coach
Following the tennis tournament,
sometime about the middle of May, a
hockey contest will be held. Up to
this time the weather has been so unfavorable that little could be accomplished with the hockey teams. But
the girls have shown an unusual interest in this game, and such good
work has been displayed that Coach
Blanding feels sure that an interesting contest may be held.
It is planned to have two teams
selected from the classes, who will
oppose each other in this contest. In
this way, the faculty and students of
the University will be able to familiarize themselves with a sport, which
as yet is not popular at the University.
head alumnae club
Begins Drive For New
structor in the Department of Journalism, and a charter member of the
Alumnae Club, was elected president
of that organization Wednesday afternoon at the annual business meeting
held at the home of Mrs. Charles Jud-soReserved Seats.
Smith. Mrs. Maurice Weil was
The Amorous One: "Do you ever
peep through the keyhole when I am
Margaret Tuttle, assistant librarian at
sitting in there with your sister?"
Small Brother (with a burst of can- the University, was elected secretary-treasuredor) :
"Sometimes. When mother
Since her graduation from the Uniain't there." London Blighty.
versity, Miss McLaughlin has held every office in the Alumnae Club, and
"You'll never get that in addition to this she has been editor
In chief and business manager of the
new dog of yours to mind you."
Wife: "Oh, yes, I will. You were "Alumnus," the official publication of
just as troublesome yourself at first." the Alumnae Club.
The club Is going to inaugurate a
campaign for increasing its membership soon. All women graduates of
May: "I thought Jack was averse the University now living In Lexingto wearing a mustache."
ton will be invited to become memBelle: "He is, but he can't help bers. The captains of the membership teams are Miss Nancy Innes and
May: "How is that?"
Miss Bertha Miller From this drive
Belle: "He's been evading prohi- for members, a large increase in the
The membership of the club is expected.
bition by drinking
The club has for Us purpose the ac- n
The affairs of Friday included a motor drive over the city, a luncheon at
the Woman's Exchange, and a theatre
party in the evening. Saturday morn
ing and afternoon business sessions
were held at Patterson Hall.
A luncheon in honor of the delegates
was given at the Phoenix Hotel, and
Mrs. J. T. C. Noe entertained with an
afternoon tea for the visitors and patronesses. In the evening the alumnae
entertained at the home of Mrs.
George Roberts in Transylvania Park .,
in honor of the visitors.
Mrs. Noe's home was decorated with
tulips and jonquils in the fraternity
colors, carmine, yellow and buff, and
ices and cakes were served. The patronesses, chapter members, alumnae,
visitors and Mrs. Frank L. McVey
and Mrs. W. T. Lafferty were present.
the convention are:
Leonard, of Syracuse, N. Y., the grand
Miss Nita Stucky, of
Blakely, Ga., province secretary; Miss
Mary K. Hamilton, of Cynthiana, a
province officer; Mrs. Haskell Porter
and Miss Eugenia Donaldson, of
Gainesville, Ga.; Mrs. Frank Dennen,
of Cincinnati; Miss Isabelle Hogan, of
Trenton, Ky.; Miss Mary Beall, of Mt.
Sterling; Mrs. Joseph H. Howard, of
Versailles; Mrs. Marian Ely Plrkey,
of Louisville; Miss Ada Hardesty, of
Fort Thomas; Miss Mary Stephens, of
Cynthiana; Mrs. Homer Combest, of
Danville; Mrs. John M. Gibson, of
Louisville; Misses Laura Jameson and
Maria Elliott, of Frankfort, and Miss
Mary Oglesby, of Shelbyville.
Members of the University chapter
who were hostesses for the convention are Gertrude Wallingford, Elizabeth Card, Marie Barkley, Hallie Kaye
Frye, Kathleen Oglesby, Mary Helen
Whitworth, Elizabeth Cook, Helen
Porter 'Roberts, Lucille Moore, Jessie
Frye Moore and Anna May Dawson.
Local alumnae attending tho sessions and the social affairs were
Misses Pearl Bastin, Lillian Hayden,
Myrtle Smith, and Mary K. Hamilton,
Mrs. 0. F. Floyd, Mrs. Byron Hester,
Mrs. Harry E. Roberts and Mrs. William H. Townsend.
The patronesses are Mrs. George C.
Roberts, Mrs. J. T. C. Noe, Mrs. Ezra
L. GUlts, Mrs. M. L. Pence and Mrs.
A. C. Zembrod.
Professor Noe has returned from
Morgan, Upton and Ubank, where he
dresses for those high schools, and
has received requests to deliver the
addresses for the following graduating
Calhoun, Finevllle, Paint
Lick, Elkton, Ridge Pond, and Smith
Grove. These engagements will require his attention until May 21.