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of the best previous record, t/ornell 
establishing a new world record. 
Syracuse was one of the three. Again 
Sweetland demonstrated his ability 
as a great trainer. 

On account of financial reasons 
Mr. Sweetland left Syracuse at this 
time and went over to Colunrb s, 
Ohio, to coach track and football at 
Ohio State University. Ohio State 
University is a member of a league 
on lied “The Big Six'’ of Ohio. 
Previous to his advent, they had done 
nracticallv nothing in track work. 


Mr. E.' R. Sweetland, who is to be 
our coach in college athletics, comes 
to us recommended as one of the best 
coaches in America. Of the hundred 
or more letters of recommendation 
received, not one but proclaims Mr. 
Sweetland a coach of rare ability 
and a gentleman of the first order. 

As we have had no experience with 
Mr. Sweetland, all we can do is to 
pub'ish some of the nurr.erous letic-s 
*f recommendation received: 

What a Rival Coach Thinks of 
“ Sweetland. 

Former Manager Stout received a 
letter from Mr. L. J. ningham Tues- 
day in regard to Coach Sweetland 
who comes to us this week. This 
letter was entirely unsolicited and 
thereby coming as it does we can get 
a better idea of Sweetland ’s true 
merits. We are indebted to Mr. 
. Bingham for this sketch and the let- 
below in full: 

March 27, 1909. 

■ To make a long story short. State 

came to the front. They won over 
all colleges in Ohio in track and foot- 
hal, taking championship in both for 
Iwo years. They 'defeated Purdue 
^ and Indiana in track bblh indoor and 

/ were won 

by large margins. 

After two years at Ohio State, 
Mr. Sweetland rested a year from 
coaching to regain 

Witians,' Amherst, Lafayette, Co- to Syracuee as su| er 
It mbia, Colgate, Yale, Princeton, 

West Point (Army) and Cornell, 
they playing the last four named only 
once each, and those four were 
only games l-_. 
my memory seiwes me 
others were played regu 
year and were beaten 
Columbia was at her h. 
time. Sweetland sprung 
sat ion when he won b 
score, with a team wl 
man weighed 170 lbs. 
kst 20-0. Each year 
peated itself while Sweetland ruled 
at Syracuse. 1 believe he achieveil 
the most noteworthy results of any 
coach in America while there, be- 
cause he had to work under adverse 
conditions, with light men and o . 
help. Starting with nothing for a 
crew, they built an (old) bt*at houso 
little better than a barn for accom- 
modations, and purchased a cast-ofT 
shell from Cornell. The first year 
was constructive work and tw • 
minor races which they won. 

The next year they had a 
with Harvard and won and 
entered the race at Poughkeepsie, 

Three crews on 

ter IS given 

Kirksville, Mo., 

809 East Jefferson St. 

Mr. H. E. W. Stout, 

Lexington, Ky., 

Dear Sir: — I recently read that 
Mr. E. R. Sweetland has been em- oared shell. ( 
ployed to coach the track and foot- Inst quarter m 
ball teams at Ky. State. As a rival at 60 yards at 
coach and player of Mr. Sweetland After leavui 
in past days I have been very close Hamilton Colh 
to his work and consequently know hall team. Th 
his (jualifications. I appreciate the ability as coa 
importance of a new man’s getting a position Hami 
good start, as well as the interest al- nence. Colgat 
.ways taken among the followeis o** one of the str 
an institution, as to who the new man and for years 
is and what he has done, etc., so 1 a game from 
take the liberty of writing you a they defeated 
brief sketch of Mr. Sweetland ’s his- The same yei 
tory. His home is at Dryden, N. Y. lianis and pla; 
As a boy he gained fame, on the high still. He staj 
school team in his home town. years and tlu 

He entered Cornell (back in the factor in the 
18fK)’s) I don’t remember just what From Hami 
year. When freshman he was case to coach 
chosen over his rivals as tackle. He He started tl 
bears ' the rare distinction of noi ture there. I 
missing a game till he graduated, a coach was t 
After his first year he was chosen as had done notl 
“All Ameiican right tackle’’ each there. Her 
year! I was playing on the Colgate proverbially. 
University team at the time and I gate, because 
knew him to be the best tackle in history, Syrac 
the business. While at Cornell he and tied twc 
was also a crew man. He rowed on previous. Sh 

health. He went 
■intendent of the 
Syracuse H» y’s Ulub, a charitable in- 
stitution. Last year he took up 
coaching again at Colgate in track 
1 the and football. Again he obtained the 
lost during that time, if cliampiuhship in both track and foot- 
right. Tlie ball in the league composed of Col- 
larly each gate, Hamilton, Union, Rochester amt 
each time. Hobart. 

ght at that He had a remarkable season in 
a great sen- football. Colgate has JOO students. 

a decisive Outside the league mentioned above 
)se heaviest they played and held Cornell 9-0, 
ilrown also Brown o-O, M est Point (i-O. A week 
history re- previous to the time Syracuse de- 
feated Michigan 29-0. 

L should have mentioned also that 
Mr, Sweetland coached a champion- 
ship basket-ball team at Ohio State 
also. His team was champion over 
Ohio and Minnesota States. 

'Mr. Sweetland was popular at Cor- 
nell, was elected captain of the foot- 
ball team during his last season, was 
a fraternity man and a member of 
the Sphinx* Head, an honorary so- 
ciety at Cornell. 

I want you to know that Kentucky 
dual race is getting a g M)d man; a man of 
also moral character and of great ability. 
He has that rare combination of be- 
•ossed the line ahead ing a trainer and eoach in all de- 

best uopy 


Che Idea 

Published Ev;ry Thursday by the Student Body of the State University of 
Kentucky, and Devoted to Their Interests. 

Not full of lirpsonie teohnical’ties, but of real interesting rniveraity news. 
Not devoted to any one class, to any one department, nor to any section or 
societv, but to every boy and girl in our great I niversity. 

Subscription by Mail or Carrier. 

Office in Basement of Educational 1 uMd'mr. 

A ldress all communications to the Editor, 170 l.ast High Street. 1 exing* 
ton. Kentucky. 

13. E W. STOUT 

Edltcr In Cl li f 

Associate Editors: 

\V. G. CLUGSTON, Assistant Editor 

1 ’ B. PEUUINE. Athletics. 

(" KEUBI.EU. Mechanical, 
r' E. BLUMENTH-XL. Scientific. 
B. BI AKEMORE. Mining. 

O. BECKER. Agricultural. 

J S. CR03THWAIPE. Classical. 

R. A. EDWARDS Educational. 
.1. R, MAYES. Civil. 


H. MELTON. *12. 

.MARY RODE3. Social. 

Business Staff: 

I\ R. CASSIDY. Maftager. . , . * 

\' L DOWNING. Assist J- FI I'^^PATRICK. stant. 

'• J. E. CHAMBERS. Sub. Mp. ^ 

H. HUDSON. Adv. Manager. O. L. DAY, Asst. Sub. Mgr. 

Address adverilsing business, to the Advertising Manager, Slate 
University, Lexington, Kentucky. . , 

Addriss all other business to 630 West High St.. Lexoington, Ky. 

partments of college atliletifs. If a 
}H‘rsi;nal o|)inion is of value, I will 
slate that I believe Mr, Sweetiand 
the best . IV. ot hall utid tiaek coach in 
Ametiea — given etiiial condi- 

1 bespeak for him great s iecess at 
Kentucky if he is not bound by ad- 
verse I'omlitions. 

Verv sincerely yt)urs, 

LP:WIS d. IllNGllAM. 

In With the Army. 

“To Whom It May Concern: 

“It gives me much jdeasure to 
testify to the ability and character 
of Mr. K. H. Sweet land, who has 
been our trainer and coach the ])asi 
two years, llis action and conduct 
pnd»ahly affects my department more 
than any other in the University, and 
I have always f«»und him conscien- 
tious and fair in the discharge i»f 
his duties. The general tone of ath- 
letics at this sclnxd has improved 
more i tider his management in the 
last two seasons than in the i revioi!s 
four, the six years e»ivering the en- 
tire lime of my administration of 
military ulfairs. Mr. Sweetlainl 's in- 
Muonee has always been distinctly 
favorable and I regard any institu- 
tion as fortunate that can secure his 

“Very respectfully, 

“ r. S. Army Com’dt Cinlets O.S.V.” 

Another Coach. 

“To Whom It May Concern: — 

“I take great pleasure in reeom- 
menduig Edwartl H. Sweet land us u 
first-elass crew and football coach. 
1 have played 'both with and against 
Mr. Sweetland when he was the slui 
tackle of the Cornell University 
eleven, and say as a player he hud 
no superior. llis record as a coach 
) lac(‘K him as « ne of the great coaches 
of this country. From very |X)or 

material he has turned out high grade 
teams. 1 saw tlie Syracuse I’niver- 
sity of play, and it showed the 

w(trk of a master hand and would 
have surpassed that remarkable team 
of 1(101 but for the large number of 
injured men. His work with the 
Syracuse crews showed that he has 
marked ability as a coach in that, the 
most dillicult of all sports. Mr. 
Sweetland is not only an athlete of 
wide fame and a coach of marked 
ability, hut an honor to any institu- 
tion with which he is or has been 


“ 100*2-1 OOd Coach and Captain of 
Watertown A. C. Eleven. 

“1808 Coach ami Captain of Uni- 
versity of Hnlfalo Eleven. 

“1800 Coach and Captain of Mis- 
souri University Eleven. 

“1000-1001 Coach ami Cajitain of 
American School of Osteopathy 

Physical Education. 

“1 have known Mr. Sweetland for 
tifteen years. 1 watched his career 
while he was a student at Union Col- 
lege and afterwards at (Virnell I’ni- 
versiiy, where he was a star of the 
Hist magnitude 'in athletics. More 
than tills, he is a stiulent and a gen- 
tleman. His couching career has 
been eminently successful. It was 
his work that brought Syracuse from 
an unknown college in the athletic 
world to one of considerable promi- 
nence. His Work at Ohio State Uni- 
versity has been very satisfactory in 
every way as far as I am able to find 
out. His moral inlliience is worthy 
of especial mention; for, while 1 
think most men try to do right, they 
have not all of them the fine judg- 
ment that is one of the requisites for 
knowing the right when they see it. 
1 heartily recoinmeud Mr. E. R. 

Sweetland ns a conch for any branch 
of college athletics. I 

“Verv truly, 

“Formerly Professor of I’h.vsicai 
Education, Ohio State University." j 


BaFo Ball. 

“To Whom It May Concern:— I 

“Mr. E. K. Sweetland has coached ' 
the crew and football teams here, at 
Syracuse University, for a period of 
three yeais. and during which time 
Hip tcairs have been ^•n”sunlly s :c- 
cessful. He s a hard, conscientious 
worker, and it is due to his efforts 
that the teams have been what they 
were. I have been a member of tlie 
team niidev liis coaching during bis 
entire stay here, and have had op- 
portunities to become familiar with | 
his work. i 

“Capt, Base BaP, ino:i, Syrae s? 

Track Team. 

“To Whom It May Concern: — 
“Anyone so fortunate as to secure 
the services of Mr. E. R. Sweetland 
as an athletic coach and tra ner is 
certainly to be congratulated. Dur- 
ing his two years at Ohio State he 
has done more for athletics than anv 
man in the employ of oiir Athletic 
Board. He has given us good strong 
teams, and above all has set a ] re- 
cedent of reverence for training rules 
and in every contest our athletes have 
shown siqienor physical condition. 

“As a track coach and t miner I 
consider him second to none. With 
nothing hut raw material, he gave us 
the State Championship last year. 
Every meet was easily won. But 
above all, Mr. Sweetland is every 
inch a gentleman, and will tolerate 
no man of a dilTerent tyiie as a mem- 
ber of his team. The personel of 
Ohio State teams, for which he has 
been responsible, is certainly a s iuree 
of jtriile to every State man. 

“Very truly, 

“J. B. ilAKsilMAN, 

“Mgr. Track Team.” 

An All American Speaks. 

“T«» Whom It May Cmicern : — 

. “Having known Mr. E. R. Sweet- 
land for the jiast eighteen years, I 
feel justified in passing judgment on 
his ability as a player and a coach. 
As a player, 1 can say from personal 
experience that he was one of the 
best. Mr. Sweetland has coached for 
about ten years with more than ordi- 
nary success. He knows the game, 
both old and new, thoroughly, and he 
has the rare faculty of imparting 
this faculty to others. Mr. Sweet- 
land has coached both in large and 
small colleges, and no matter what 
the ditliciilties or hundica|)s, he has 
been successful; in fact, 1 have been 
impressed with the fact that the more 
dillicult ies he met with the greater 
was his effort, and in mist cases the 
greater was his success. I can most 
heartily recommend him. 

“Yours sincerely, 


“All American Center, Columbia.” 


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Collier’s Weekly, Nov. 23, 1901 
“Hyraciisp oanie down to New 
York and put np a frame that opened 
the eyes t)f Mel ro|)*di(an followers 
of football. It was ffenerally expect- 
ed that (’olnnibia, wliile not bavin,  r 
an easy frame, would be able to bold 
tbe frame safely wifb a modest score, 
and perhaps even nse some snbsti- 
tnles in tbe second half, tbns saviii;» 
Sfime of ber best men for tbe Cornell 
frame tbe following week. After .a 
(piarter of an bonr spent on tbe grid- 
iron with tbe visitors, these tbongbts 
bad completely disappeared. Tba 
problem was no longer bow to win 
comfortably, but bow in desperation 
to avoid defeat. And defeat came 
with deadly certainty. In fact, it 
was a wonder that Columbia held the 
Syracuse eleven down to two scores 
and scored once themselves. • • ’ 
Tlie final score was 11 to in favor 
of Syracuse, and Coach Sweetland, 
the old Cornell player, is to be con- 
I gratnlated upon tbe form (»f nis 
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np-lo-date tudio with their Patronage. i . _ _ 

A Newspaper Man. 

“To Whom It May Concern: — 

“It is indeed a jtleasiire to recom- 
mend such a man as Mr. E. K. Sweet- 
land. I have known him for more than 
two years, and as Manager of tbe 
Hamilton Football team during tbe 
season of 1003, when be was our 
-coach, I became very intimately ac- 
quainted with him. Ilis abilit.v as a 
football coach, T believe is unequaled 
in this country. It was largely tbe 
result of bis efforts as our coach in 
.’00 that put out a football team 
w’bicb scftred something like 200 
IMiints to its ojiponents’ 11, and tbo 
11 points were made against us b.v 
tbe strong team of West Point, — a 
remarkable record. 

“As to bis work as coach at Syra- 
cuse T’^niversity, during tbe seasons 
of ’00, ’01 and ’02. you nee»l but to 
-examine tbe recortls. Syracuse has 
suffered defeat and demorali/ation in 
footliall from tbe time that be left 
to tbe present. 

“'I’be record of the Hamilton 
team during the season of ’03, when 
Mr. Sweetland was our ( oacb for tbe 
second time, to an outsider would not 
apjiear, jierbaps, remarkable, but to 
I one who knew tbe material with 
' w’bicb Mr. Sweetland bad to woik, 

I it was a most creditable record. He 
I can make more out of poor material 
than an.v coach I have ever known. 

I Linked with bis unusual ability, is a 
wonderful personalit.v, Avbicb ac- 
(juires complete cfuitrol over every 
man on tbe team. There was not a 
man on tbe Hamilton team last sea- 
son but would fight till blind for tbe 
cfiacb. And it was not fear that 
prompted it, but it was the love that 
each man bad for him. That is tbe 
secret of bis great success. His de- 
meanor fill tbe fm»tball field, as well 
as anywhere else, is quiet, and that 
of a perfect gentleman always. He 
has not a single bad habit. As a 
football c«*acb, T believe be has no 
superior; as a man, bs has a sim- 
jilieity, an bom‘sty and a tborough- 
bearte«lness which it is a relief and 
pleasure to know. No alumnus of 





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Following is tbe program: — 
President ’s Address — C. P . Ellis, 
Tracy, Ky. 

“A Name ami Where It Shall He 
Wi-itten” — S(|iiire Erieiisuii Paco, 
Sc«)ttsville, Ky. 

“Tbe Death of Joan of. Arc’’ — 
Oscar William Irvin, Greenville,.- Kv. 

liked, among tbe later classes man 
is Mr. Sweetland. No football 
coach is better known tbrongbout tbe 
East, His best recommendation is 
bis record. 


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Friday evening tbe ('hi Epsibtn Gbi 
sm’ority entertained informally at 
their frat bouse. Sandwiches ami 
coffee and a salad eonise were served 
during tbe evening. An Faster egg- 
bnnt was an added attraction. ^Ir. 
Spot Giltner, fimling tbe most, revviv- 
ed tbe i ri/e. 

Tbe Idea feels that tbe Faculty 
has taken a long step in advancement 
in empbiying a professional coach, 
and we are sure that the nnmenms 
benefits derived will soon Ik* felt. We 
wish to welcome Mr. Sweetland, and 
we assure him that all in our jxrwer 
we can do to help him in bis work 
we will be only t»H» glad to do. 

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This ink is especially adopted for 
fountain pens. 

Saturday evening Mrs. Stout chap- 
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cross-country walk. On tbe return 
home she entertained tlieni in ber 
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Good quality of paper— blotter 

There will be a meeting of tbe 
.Mining Engineering Society on Mon- 
day evening at 7 :.3(). An interesting 
program is waiting for \oii, so don’t 
forget it. 

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A few boxes of (’ranes Stationery, 
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Tbe Annual Pattei*son Oratorical 
CiUitcst held at State University last 
Friday night was won by Mr. Os- 
car William Irvin, of Greenville, Ky. 
Mr. Irvin’s subject was “The Death 
of Joan of Arc. 'Hiere were four 
contest ants fo^lth*- honor. 

The 'judges iir'the contest were 
Judge • ■ Watts ■' Porker, Rev. E, W. 

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lie hurries to classes, at five after 

But gets there before the professor, 
who’s late; _ ^ 

He’s sent to the board, though it s 
not his (lay there, 

He’s asked for the one thing he did 
not prepare; 

He makes a great bluff, but it ’s call- 
ed, so that he 

Gets a zero instead of the co'cted 

He skips chapel hour, contrary to 

His class roll is called, he s reported 
to pa; 

He skips the next hour 1  “campus 
with her. 

The matron espies them, and shows 
her power; 

He goes to “non-com” school; gets 
there with them all, 

But finds that the Colonel is out 
playing ball. 

He puts on his shirt,— goes out with 
the team, • 

But is hit in the nose and knocked 
into a dream. 

He goes to the gym to put his clothes 

But finds that all the hot water is 

He goes to sup| er with expectancy. 

But finds that the steak is as tough 
as can be. 

He calls on his sweetheart to tell her 
his woes. 

And on second thought he decides 
to propose; 

She says that she loves him! Oh, 
ni files! Oh, joy! 

— A page from the life of today’s 
college boy. 


At a meeting of the special com- 
mittee from the Board of Trustees 
of the State University in Frankfort 
last week, Granville Terrell, of 
Georgetown College, was elected pro- 
fessor of Greek, and Prof. T. T. 
Jones, who has been Assistant Pr »- 
fessor of Latin at State, was ap- 
pointed to the head of that depart- 

Those composing the committee 
were (iovernor Willson, in whose 
bed-chamber the conference was held, 
as he was then confined to his room in 
the Mansion; Prof. J. G. Crabbe, ^Ir. 
K. C. Stoll, of Lexington, President 
J. K. Patterson, of Stale Universitv, 
and Mr. Hywell Davis, of Kens(*e. 

The meeting was to fill vacancies 
on the faculty in the departments of 
Greek and Latin, caused by the death 
of Prof. Milford White, and in the 
department of Pedagogy caused by 
the death of Prof, J. H. Neville. Af- 
ter considerable discussion, it was 
decided to separate the Greek and 
Latin departments, and a head was 
chosen for each department, as sta- 
ted. It was decided that no action 
be taken in regard to the vacancy in 
the department of pedagogy. 

Professor Terrell has been at the 
head of the Greek and Latin de- 
partment of the Georgetown College 
for the last nine years. 

The Board of Trustees will meet 
the first week in ,Tune and ratify ths 
sch*ction made by the Committee. 


The State University Mining En- 
neering students of the classic of 
and IfilO returned to Lexington 
Tuesday at 0:o5 o’clock on the Lex- 
ington & Eastern train from a five- 
days’ visit to the Beattyville coal 

The eight young men, accompanied 
by their professor, Mr. 11. I). Easton, 
left Lexington over the L. & E. last 
Thursday week and arrived in Beat- 
tyville at six o’clock. They attend- 
ed a ball given in their honor at the 
Ninaweb Hotel Thursday night, and 
left for the mines early Friday morn- 

On the following morning the em- 
ployes of the Kichardson Coal Min- 
ing Company took special pains in 
showing the visitors through the 
mines. The experience was a source 
of great interest to the guests. 

In the afternoon Prof. Easton an- 
nounced a very interesting program 
for the afternoon, as the owner of 
the mine desired to know the poiiU 
to which he must cut on the far side 
of the hill if he cut through it. 

The boys were soon dressed in 
mining attire and the work began 
on Friday afternoon. Prof. Easton 
ruled that each student should only 
work in one position for one-half the 
day. placing the studen: against dif 
" ficult ju-opositions on the following 
l enods. The work in the mine !)c- 
insr done night and day did not cea'^'e 
until Monday at 11 :.‘lt) a. m., when 
the coming-out point was established. 

On Tuesday morning the crew- 
boarded a small boat and left Beatty- 
ville for Lumber Point. After ar- 
riving, they boarded the Lexington 
& Eastern for home. The party was 
composed of the following: 

Prof. II, D. Easton, C. K. Bain, R. 
A. Lowry, P. B. Blakemore, Charles 
MeCarroil, R. R. Atkins, G. M. Hen- 
drickson, and W. E. Hudson. 

In a few w'eeks the class will take 
a trip through a portion of the State 
on a quest for some practical knowl- 
edge of metallurgy. 


On Saturday night, April 3d, the 
Seventh Annual Gymnastic Tourna- 
ment will be held in our gymnasium. 
Many marvelous stunts, w'hich are 
guaranteed to keej) the audience in 
breathless wonder, will be pulled off 
by the team. 

Two of the team especially. Sen- 
ior Marcellio Hedges, and Monsieur 
Sharsong Short ece, will ju’esent many 
original features, which could only 
be reproduced by Sandows and sucb 
as they. 

The public will be given a chance 
to see the team whirling through the 
air on the horizontal bar in death- 
defying gyrations; to see them cooliy 
perform feats of daring on the par- 
allel bars, where a slip may mean 
death; and to see them tumble on 

their new mat which was tailored 
especially for them at great expense. 
Senior Hedges and Monsieur Sho*-t- 
ece will appear their cleverest in this 

One of our j)rofes8ors, lately of 
Japan, will give a demonstration of 
how’ ,liu .litsu may overcome a much 
larger person than the one who makes 
use of the art. 

Two of the best glove artists in 
college will box for five or six rounds 
according to Marquis of Queensbu*'y 
rules; several members of the fenc- 
ing class will show their ability with 
the foils, and the preparatory de- 
partment class in physical education 
w'ill give a wand exhibition. 

It is rumored that, as a surprise, 
two of the professors of the Univer- , 
sity will give several of the dances 
of the Bongo tribe of South America 
in native costume. This should be 
a rare treat if presented, and many 
of the students have expressed a de- 
sire and earnest hope that the runu'r 
is true, A gold medal will be ] re- 
sented to the winner of the most 
points; a sweater to the second.and 
a jersey to the third. 

This will be the best Tournament 
ever held here, and a large crow'd is 
exjiected to be on hand. Upon a pe- 
tition from the students, the man- 
agement has reduced the price from 
one dollar to twenty-five cents. 
Many of the students will take ad- 
vantage of this very small admission 
fee and are planning to crowd the 
gym to overflowing. 

The students in the dormitories 
were awakened last Friday at six 
o’clock by the sound of fire bells. 
Boys who had not arisen that early 
for years, rushed out in scanty dress 
to see what was the matter. They 
found that the boiler house back of 
the shops had caught on fire and was 
burning merrily. The fire spread to 
the store-house where the oil and 
waste is kept and caused much dam- 
age there. Everything in the boiler 
house which would burn was de- 
stroyed, and much damage was done 
to tile boiler. The fire is supposed to 
have originated from two crossed 
wires. Tlie loss is estimated at be- 
tween twelve and fifteen hundred 

The management of athletics has 
reejuested the Idea to announce to the 
students that when upon the field, to 
watch practice, the students must 
keep off the infield. Plenty of room 
is sujipiied the students on the 
bleachers to watch practice, and it is 
requested that they be used. 1 he 
team is glad to have all the support 
possible during practice, and it helps 
to have a crowd jiresent every after- 
lUHin to watch the game, but yu-ac- 
tice is interfered with if persons pei 
sist in getting in the way on the dia- 
mond. Every student who has spare 
time should go and watch practice, 
and it is his duty to the University 
to go, but don’t go inside the fence, 
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Our Prescription Department Is 
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K«*nturky State Cni varsity is the 
best (M|nii)|)(‘(l and most efhcient in- 
stitution of learning that decks the 
soil of onr grand old conimonweallli. 

Its faculty is composed of men 
trained and accomplished in the best 
universities of our own land, while 
many institutions of the mother 
country and continent are represent- 
ed. Its training in the technical, 

' literary and scientific arts is un- 
surpassed in our own State and a 
close rival to those of many other 

Hut our institution, like the indi- 
vidual, however good it may be, has 
its deficiencies. Tlie spiritual side 
of the student life is sadly nf^lected. 
The young men are trained with the 
utmost care in all the practical af- 
fairs of life, but the atmosphere of 
the religious realm is so rarefied that 
the average student does not real- 
ize that it plays an important part 
in the physical. The institution is 
lacking in religious organizations. 

It has only one — the Young Men’s 
Christian Association, which has a 
membership of only fifty out of the 
seven or eight hundred enrolled. 
And last, but more than all, is the 
lack of Bible instruction. A feeble 
Bible class, supported by an invalid 
Y. ^I. C. A., is the only source of 
scriptural instruction in this, our 
grand institution of learning, situa- 
ted in the center of the garden spot 
of the most glorious Christian coun- 
try beneath the face of heaven. It 
is well and truthfully said that this 
is to our shame. I 

Such deficiencies cast a shadow | 
on onr institution. When the spirit- 
ual training and the religious side of 
the boy‘s life is neglected, he ’be- 
comes careless about it himself. This 
leads to immorality, reckless living, 
and in some cases, ruined lives. Then 
the ('hristian ])arents begin to hesi- 
tate about sending their boys to 
such a school, and thereby' in.jtu'e 
both the institution and the geneial 
education of the public. Besides the 
tinie has come when Chnstian men 
are the most desirable for all walks 
in life. He is the most competent, 
the most trustworthy and responsi- 
ble, and the longest lived of any 
can he had. He is the key note in 
the reformation of jxditical corniiu- 
ion. He is the corner-stone in the 
foundation of our rejuihlic. There- 
I fore, Christian discipline is as es- 
sential, and is heconiing as practi- 
cable, as the arts of engineering, and 
should have as much attention. 

Now how may the blight he re- 
inoviHl from the face of the institu- 
tion, that it may shine brighter in the 
future than it ever has in the jiast I 
As has been said, religious organs 
are lacking. So a well equipped 
and organized Young Men’s Christ- 
ian Association, headed by the best 
men of the institution and with the 
energy and zeal of the college ath- 
letics, would be a greater factor in 
1 the accomplishment of this great 
I purjxise than any other one thing 
that can be mentioned. Let it be 





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not only for the good they get oat 
of it f ir themselves, but for the good 
of their fellow-students, for the good 
of their country, and last but not 
least, for the sake of the reputation 
of their institution. The Associa- 

tion, as it is, is not cherished by the 
students as it should he; neither does 
it receive the hearty supixut due it 
from the faculty. Although the 

faculty is an upright, noble, moral 
body of men, and some of them mod- 
el Christian characters, yet it does 
not contribute to the encouragement 
of the Association with their occa- 
sional visits to its meetings and with 
their talks of advice and instruction 
showing their appreciation for its 

And then it might he profitable to 
follow in the footsteps of our sister 
institutions in establishing a weekly 
religious service, other than chapel, 
along with Bible instruction in the 
way of a well-organized Bible class 
for- the benefit of the students. 

Of course, it may he said that the 
many and most excellent churches 
and Sunday schools of  nir city ful- 
fill the mission. But the unwhole- 
some fact w'ill have to be admitted 
that they are meagerly attended. 
But such meetings have been con- 
ducted with great success in other 
institutions and there is no reason 
why it should not be so done in our 
own. And a Bible class, which is 
always a thing of interest, is very 
much neglected. It is true that the 
Y. ^I. C. A. does what it can in the 
way of Bible instruction; but a well 
organized class taught by a more 
able man than the student would 
excite more interest, draw men into 
it that would not otherwise he inter- 
ested, and thereby bring life and 
light to the student body. 'nieii 
would immorality in our institution, 
to a great extent, cease; her reputa- 
tion as it exists today in the public 
mind would gradually change, and 
she would not only produce more 
men, and more cultured men, but 
better balanced, better equipped 
men to meet the ditticuU problems of 
practical life. —A STUDENT. 



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Women’s Tailored Suits 
$15 to $35. 

White Waists 
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Dress Skirts 
$5 to $20. 

Gossard Corsets, 

“They Lace in Front’’ 

M iss Warfield Crenshaw, of Rich- 
mond, Virginia, was the guest of the 
Misses Beiiuetl from Friday untB 

Miss Mattie Cary left last Mon- 
day for an extended tour of the 
eoiintry. She goes by way of Louis- 


The improvements which have re- 
cently been completed at the Hippo- 
drome have made the popular little 
theater one of the most beautiful 
places of amusement as well as com- 
fortable, in the South. The new 
stage will allow the production of 
most any of the larger acts, which it 
has been impossible for the manage- 
ment to offer heretofore; the new 
seating instnlleil insures perfect com- 
fort and the various other ehauges 
which have been made, complete a 
theater which the Lexington public 
by their ever increasing patronage 
demonstrate they are justly proud of. 

For this week, the management 
have provided one of the most de- 
lightful bills of the season. The 
])rogram is made up with a great 
deal of comedy, plenty of singing 
and dancing of a class which is al- 
ways popular with the local audi- 
ences, and a novelty act to furnish 
further variety. 

The Senior girls have organized a 
Tennis Club. The members are Miss- 
es Troll, Daugherty, Hinsley, Kauf- 
man, Luten, Isaaes and Rodes. 

Mr. DeLong Wallace, of the ’09 
class, is out again after a case of the 

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Mrs. Watson has roliiniod to her 
In.ine in Chiea^ro, after several weeks 

visit to I’rof. ami Mrs. Hagernmn. 

• • • 

Miss Madolyn Davis spent Satur- 
day and Snnday in (leorgetown with 
her inotlier. 

The Chi girls had an informal par- 
ty at their frat house Friday after- 
nmm. Only the frat members were 

* • • 

The Central Christian Church had 
a Camp Fire meeting in Argyle Hall 
Friday evening. Interesting papers 
were read and delightful refresh- 
ments served. 

• • • 

A few of the girls saw “Polly of 

the Circus” Monday evening. 

• • * 

Mrs. Tombaugh and Mrs. Jones 
are spendwig a few days here with 

their daughters. 

• • • 

We gladly welcome the return of 
Miss Celia West, who cn account of 
illness, has been aivay Quite awhile. 

• • • 

Our basket ball sea.son is now over 
and the team feels very well satis- 
fied with the season’s work, as it came 
out even, winning and losing the 
same number of games. We hope, 
however, that next year the number 

of games won will be in the lead. 

• « • 

Mr. Hudson, who is now holding a 
series of meetings at the Broadway 
Christian Church, conducted our 

chapel exercises on Friday morning. 
He ])ioved to be such an interesting 
speaker that all the girls hope to 
have the op|X)rtunity of hearing him 
often while he is here. 

the recital, Fraulein Scudo enter- 
tained with a charming informal ro- 
cepti(»n in her studio, where ices and 

cakes were s *rved. The following 
]irogram was rendered : 

Sonata X Mozart 

Clara Hall. 

Serenata - Moszkowski 

Marguerite Hiatt. 

Les Hirondelles Oodaid 

Lottie Webb. 

Impromptu Schubert 

Helen l.,afTerty. 

Kocturno Chopm 

Maude Kerrick. 

Im})romptu Op. th  Schubert 

Bernice Wright. 

Valse de Concert __.Meyer 

Amelia Lowe. 

Voices of Spring Lurding 

Bert Coulter. 

Die Grillen - Schuman 

Clara Goss. 

Momento Capricioso Weber 

Myrtie Hawkins. 

Kamenoi Ostrow Rubenstein 

Cecile Elliott. 

Grande Valse Brilliante Chopin 

Eunice Brower. 

• • * . 

Misses Laura Carpenter and Dor- 
oth.v Adams are guests of Miss Nan- 
cy Lyne at “I archmont. ” 

• * • 

Miss Mary Gayle is at her home 
in Frankfort for a short visit. 

• * • 

Miss Elizabeth Carpenter is visit- 
ing her aunt, Mrs. E. J. Foster, in 
the county. 

* * « 

Miss Emma Watts, of Richmond, 
a former Hamilton girl, now at Vas- 

sar, is home for the Easter holidays. 

• * • 

Miss Sarah Jones, after a two- 
weeks visit at her home, has resumed 
her work in the music department 
of the college. 

« • « 

Miss Robison, traveling secretary 
of the Students’ Y. W. C. A., a young 
lady of charming personality, is 
siHMiding a few days at the college. 



The pupils of Fraulein Scudo gave 
a piano recital at Hamilton Satur- 
day evening. The chapel was filled 
with i»atrons and friends who show- 
ed their appreciation of the program 
in their generous applause. After 

blisses Eleanor and Hester Lowry, 
of Nicholasville, si ent from Friday 
until Monday with Miss Mary Rodes. 

Mr. Harry Cannon entertained in? 
formally with a Gummy Party in 
Sociology, March 25th. The guests 
jiresent were those that occupied the 
back row of benches. The special 
feature was to see who could chew 
the loudest. Tlie host wrn the prize, 
which was jiresented to him by Dr. 
Tutmary Tuthill. 



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As was announced in the last issue 
of the Idea, a play will be given at 
Sayre, Saturday night at 8 o'clock. 
Everybody come, and bring your 
friend with you. Perhaps the Kappa 
Alphas will be interested, as they 
are represented in the play. 

« « • 

Mrs. Dr. Letcher and children, of 
Danville, visited Miss Kinnaird last 

• • • 

Mrs. Beauchamp, one of our most 
earnest temperance workers, con- 
ducted chapel e.vercises last Wednes- 

« « * 

Friday night we had the unusual 
pleasure of having a serenade by the 
Transylvania boys. Regardless of the 
fact that the hot radiators stood 
right under the windows, everybody 
thoroughly enjoyed it. 

* • • 

Woe unto the Seniors, for the sub- 
jects for the Senior essays have been 
assigned. You never see a Senior 
any more with a smile on her face. 
And those horrid class meetings! — 
where everything is peaceful and we 
are never known to have a disagree- 


Seven meek miners (not because 
they were meek, but meek sounds 
well with miners) under the tender 
chaperonage of Prof. Easton, left 
on the afternoon of the 19th of March 
for the coal mines at Beattyville. 
Through the generosity of General 
Manager McDowell, of the L. & E., 
a trip pass had been pr*)vided. 

A problem in mine siiiveying had 
been given to the bunch just t«) keep 
them away from the river, and ban- 
(piels and balls. At tirsi the amount 
of work laid out was lurdly realized 
and things poked along until Sunday 

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night. After Sunday night supper, 
we realized that we would have to 
work nearly all night to catch up. 
So it was “Back to the mines” for 
ours. We worked until 2:30 Mon- 
day morning, and too sleepy to talk 
we straggled back to the hotel and 
were soOii hitting the hay. 

But not for long, alas! “Bill Ed” 
Hudson strolled in at dawn, after 
spending three hours hunting for his 
lost Of course, we had to 
w’ake up and see what else “Bill” 
had found besides the glasses. Just 
here t may mention that “Bill” was 
the only one who was nearly a mar- 
tyr. A chunk of slate weighing at 
least a ton suddenly resolved to oc- 
cupy the same place that “Bill” was 
holding down. The result was that 
“Bill” missed being made into a 
wafer by the “skin of his heel.” 

On Monday night the farewell dose 
W’as administered to those who didn’t 
go to sleep in their tracks. The trip 
ended up with a fiourish. A wild and 
eventful coast in a mine car was 
taken. Record, 2,000 feet in two 
minutes, nothing flat. Those riding 
were Hendrickson, Atkins, McCarroll, 
and Blakemore. Bain also ran. Low- 
ry scratched. The injured wei’e, At- 
kins, three freckles lost and a cap; 
Hendrickson, gained five “hickeys'"* 
on the head, but lost his dignity. 

We had to pull out the next morn- 
ing at five for the train. Transpor- 
tation to Beattyville Junction was 
effected by means of a small but 
noisy benzine tank, clnTeured by a 
native. We luckily caught the train 
and as the story goes, arrived safely 
at dear old Lexington, tired but hap- 
py, and lived happily ever after- 

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The Idea: the State University of Kentucky, 1909-04-01

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