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LEXINGTON, KY , THURSDAY, ARRIl, 1, 1909
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
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
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
809 East Jefferson St.
Mr. H. E. W. Stout,
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-
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1 ’ B. PEUUINE. Athletics.
(" KEUBI.EU. Mechanical,
r' E. BLUMENTH-XL. Scientific.
B. BI AKEMORE. Mining.
O. BECKER. Agricultural.
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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 tt.day — given etiiial condi-
1 bespeak for him great s iecess at
Kentucky if he is not bound by ad-
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
“OKO. 'll. CONVKUSK.
“ r. S. Army Com’dt Cinlets O.S.V.”
“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
“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
“C, V. LINHAHT.
“Formerly Professor of I’h.vsicai
Education, Ohio State University." j
“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
“II. N. HENDERSON,
“Capt, Base BaP, ino:i, Syrae s?
“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.
“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.
“C. A. WRRHIT,
“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
“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,
“A Name ami Where It Shall He
Wi-itten” — S(|iiire Erieiisuii Paco,
“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
“D. J. CARTER,
“New York Sun.’’
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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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home she entertained tlieni in ber
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IRVIN THE WINNER
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.
on earth for
3 Shows Daily 4 Saturday
TRY TO GET IN
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
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
He skips the next hour 1 “campus
The matron espies them, and shows
He goes to “non-com” school; gets
there with them all,
But finds that the Colonel is out
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
And on second thought he decides
She says that she loves him! Oh,
ni files! Oh, joy!
— A page from the life of today’s
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 MINERS RETURN.
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.
GYMNASTIC TOURNAMENT, ON
SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 3
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
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
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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 th.it
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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managed by men of real conviction,
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
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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
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
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-
• • •
A few of the girls saw “Polly of
the Circus” Monday evening.
• • *
Mrs. Tombaugh and Mrs. Jones
are spendwig a few days here with
• • •
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
Serenata - Moszkowski
Les Hirondelles Oodaid
Im})romptu Op. th Schubert
Valse de Concert __.Meyer
Voices of Spring Lurding
Die Grillen - Schuman
Momento Capricioso Weber
Kamenoi Ostrow Rubenstein
Grande Valse Brilliante Chopin
• • * .
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
* * «
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.
EUNICE BROWER, Editor
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.
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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
want — we’ll^ do the rest.
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 glas.ses. 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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