Robert R. Wilson was professor of physical education and director of athletics. He was a great coach and good friend. Henry Milton Pyles was professor of education and director of teachers' training, Pauline Peeples was an associate professor of Latin and English, and Katie Peterson was assistant professor of history and social studies and was the dean of women.
Then there was Mattie Cantler, instructor of physical education, art and dramatics. She taught me how to shoot a bow and arrow in archery class and taught the girls many sports, including volleyball. Still love that game; wish I could play it today with "Meanie" Cantler as my coach. Those days at Kentucky Wesleyan were great.
William V. Sudduth was superintendent of buildings and grounds and always had a smile and kind word, and Nell Pyles was secretary in the public relations office.
The book contained a description of the placement of the buildings as "arranged in the order of a semi-circle upon a grassy eastward slope of the campus, a tract of land well covered and surrounded by tall, beautiful shade trees." Some of those trees still stand at College Park.
In addition to the administration building, we had a biology building, Batson Hall for the boys' dormitory, Garnett Hall for the girls' dormitory, a senior house on Wheeler Avenue that housed between 20 and 25 young women, Spencer Memorial Gymnasium, President's Home and the College Library, given to the college in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie.
Reynolds Village, located at the rear of the other buildings between the college and Dudley Street, contained 13 steel buildings, containing 26 private apartments. Those were constructed by the Federal Public Housing Authority for married veterans who had returned from military service during World War II. The village was named for Major John R. Reynolds, a 1939 graduate of KWC who gave his life while flying over Germany on Sept. 10, 1944.
All students at KWC were required to attend the college chapel exercises, and there were two 50-minute assembly-chapels each week. That would be good today, and all students were expected to attend a church of their choice on a regular basis. The college "did not approve of attendance of Sunday movies or patronage of businesses or institutions which commercialize the day with careless and flippant music and pastimes."
The tuition (are you ready for this?) was $100 per semester, including general college fees.
While I was browsing through this book, it brought back many memories of the college that stood on the city's western border.
Those were great days and many wonderful memories were made.