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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1908.
An evening newspaper published tit Columbia,
Mo. every schonlJay by the Department of
Journalism of the University
Application pending for admission as second
class mail matter at the postolhce at Columbia,
Mo., under the Acts of Congress of July 16, 18'Jl.
and June 6, 1900.
Sl'BSCUII'TION Invarinlily in Ailianre:
Ity Mail or Carrier:
School Year, $2.00 ; Semester, $1.25.
Single CopieK, T Out.
OfFicE Koom D, Academic Hall, University of
Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Tflei hone N'os. 271 and T14.
Only Apprurrd Advertising Accepted,
Kates on Application.
Address all communications to
ill charge of the circulation, or left at
the University Missourian oflice, Room
D, Academic Hall, or sent by mail to the
University Missourian, Columbia, Mis-
,1. West Gooijwi.v, the veteran editor
of the Sedalia Bazoo, has given to the
Department of Journalism of tlic Uni
versity of Missouri, the most valuable
collection of books on the history of
printing and journalism in the West.
Mr. Goodwin has been collecting a li
brary on these subjects for years and
has in it many rare and important vol
umes. They include histories of all
HE catalogue of the University of
Indiana says relative to its in
struction in journalism:
'Not only at Indiana University ln
thc attempt been made to meet a real
need. The University of Wisconsin, the
University of Virginia, University of
Kansas, University of Illinois, Univer
sity of Nebraska and the University of
Washington are some of the schools that
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPEK.
Tiie University Missourian is for the
training of students in journalism. It
is the laboratory, the clinic, the prac
tice school of the department of jour
nalism of the University of Missouri.
The work upon this newspaper other
than mechanical is to be done by the
students, under the direct! n of the
faculty, experienced newspapermen, as
part of the regular course in this de
partment. In the pursuance of this
purpose it will be neces-ary for the
University Missourian to cover the en
tire news field, not limiting itself to
University news, in order that the
tmining the students receive will be
sufficiently broad to be valuable. It
will give, of course, all the University
news, but in due relation to the ffen-
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there will be editorial interpretation
and comment upon public questions.
The University Missourian is not
established to conflict with or supplant
any publication. Its own purpose is
vvell-delincd that of affording, on ad
vanced educational lines, training for
journalini. The laboratory is a ne
cessity for this training. How to do
must be taught by doing. Student pub
lications and the local press will not
have their fields invaded by intention
or design, as such journals serve pur
poses and occupy fields with which this
newspaper is not directly concerned.
The University Missourian will ac
complish its purpose well if the men
and women trained by work upon its
staff are, by such training, better fur
nished for public service; if they shall
go forth into the vocation of journal
ism better equipped to know and print
the news of the day, the unbiased
news, attractively, accurately, help
fully: if they shall be better enabled
to make comment upon this news fairly,
intelligently and with high ideals; if
they shall learn that American jour
nalism i, in its highest realization,
sehoolhouc and forum, teacher and
tribune, a foe to wrong doing, an
aid to education, a force for moral
progress, an exponent of true Americanism.
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, ,.. , i have taken steps in this same direction,
numerous volumes on the subject ot , . .
Xext year the University of Missouri
nc '' . t W'1 start in on this fie'd under what
With the completion of the present seems to be favorable conditions and
contracts Columbia will have paid out in .e question of establishing such
two rears 7or street paving and side- courses is contemplated in other univer
walks'more than a quarter of a million cities throughout the country.
dollai - "These attempts will succeed or fail
... in proportion as they do or do not solve
It yet remains true as when written the problems and answer the questions,
forty centuries ago: "The fear of the llVre is always an answer, always a
Lord is the beginning of wisdom." j solution. The situation is undoubtedly
'a problem. The problem requires a so
lution. Better and more trained news
paper men are needed and wanted.
There is a market for them and there
is an opportunity for a scliool that
will train and develop them.
, . ,i , "For the college war 1008-09 Indiana
(The University Missourian Invites communl- . .
cations from students touching on questions of University Will offer four courses in
general interest In the Unlrerslty. Letters are journalism. In addition to this, the
HE openiiu; of the soroiitv houses
has made Ilitt street a scene ot
unusual animation during the last
few d.iys. The l'i Beta Phi sorority is
occupying a new house, designed ami
built specially for the young women's
requirements. The decorations and fur
nishings are of their own selection.
The Misses Dot Johannes, Kathryn
Bond, MildicJ McBride, Jean McCuue,
Harel Kirk, Eliznlieth Clay, Julia Kirt
ley, Elvira I ptead, Dorothy Talbot and
Linda Crevvdson have arrived. Misses
Fay Jarman and I.ucile Anderson it re
expected during the week.
JOURNALISM HAS FRIEND
IN UNIVERSITY'S NEW HEAD
THE Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is
occupying the same house as last
year. Its first affair will be a
progressive dinner given Monday even
ing, with five tibles laid for the guests.
Invitations have been issued for a dance
at the chapter house Tuesday evening.
The spacious rooms will be thrown open
to forty-five couples.
The Misse Faith Pearce, Katherine
Helm, Florence Helm, Mary Logan,
Liura Snodgrass, Jessie Wood, Ada
Itudd, Edna Williams, Helen Ross, Kit-
tie Wolf, Mary Paxton and Sue Stone
limited to 200 words. Address The University
Missourian, or drop communication In box In
Academic Hall corridor.)
To the editor of the University Missourian:
I arrived here yesterday and was sur
prised in looking over the catalogue of
Missouri University to find that a
School of Journalism is included. It's
absurd to say you can teach journalism.
My father is an editor and 1 have often
reported items for him. I never had
any trouble with it. All you need is
the right knack. I will be glad to fur
nish you items from time to time, but
I will not take your course, as I think
it is worthless.
work done on the college daily will nc
under the direct surpervision of the in
structors in journalism. During the
year 1907-OS only one course was of
fered. "Experimental as it was the results
which came from this single course
justified further enlargement. Sjieeial
practical work is in charge of experi
enced newspaper men."
Brickbats for Wabash Roadbed.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
Not even the placid dignity and
beauty of the University campus h.is
been able to efface the unhappy incinoiy
of my journey thither via Wabash.
Unscreened "parlor' cars, a mad-
bed rockballasted only at infrequent in-
CHABLES W. KXAPP, president
of the St. Louis Republic, wishes
the Department of Journalism well
in a letter, in part as follows:
"Personally, I should be much grati
fied if the Missouri University School
of Journalism can be brought to a po
sition which will justify it in taking
rank with the schools of law and med
icine now conducted by the University.
There are very great differences in the
field of woik, of course, but in some
measure, at least, specific diieetion to
the line of instruction sought hv a
JAMES McALESTER enter-
ned eight guests Friday at her
country home on the Mexico road.
The morning was scnt chatting, and
the afternoon was devoted to bridge.
The floral decoration was a huge cut
glass basket filled with golden rod. Sim
ilar small baskets tilled with the bril
liant fall flowers were presented to the
guests. They weie Mines. Charles B.
Miller, I.iurie Strawn, of Philadelphia,
Berry McAlcster. John E. Sykes, Misses
Emilia Stiawn, Emma Bouchelle and Es
' Mrs. Anna Hockaday Smith enter
jtaincd the Daughters of the Confederacy
,nt her home, 1405 East Broadway,
I Thursday afternoon. Mr. Smith was
elected delegate to the convention to
'be held in Favctte, Mo., the second
i Tuesday in October. The annual clec
'tion of officers will be the business of
tni? next legul.ir meeting, Oct. 1.
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tervals, apparently to demonstrate how young man during his college ionise
can readily fit him for more rapid prig- 1 The Tuesday Club, one of the oldest
ress in practical newspaper work when lof the literary clubs, with a member
he Minus to take it up. A of nearly .".(Ml memliers, will meet
"Xo diploma has ever put a lawverjfor reorganization early in October,
or a doctor in the full tide of success wxx the year's course of study will be
piomisc to remain there for many moons as soon as he came out of school, and ! decided upon.
to come. journalistic graduates must not be ex-
The branch line service from Centra- peeted to escape the hard knocks of
lia to Columbia, is unspeakable. I am , practical experience.
nice it might have been had the rail
road ballasted the whole line, and train
attendants whose studied discourtesy
was a revelation in bad manners, com
bined to make dents on mv soul which
ashamed to write what I think of it. "I shall be glad of the opportunity in
Is the M. K. & T. service as bad Can coming years to congratulate the Uni
it be? Iversity of Missouri upon the complete
accomplishment of all it is undertaking
CANDIDATES IX COLUMBIA.
The good town of Columbia has a
friendly personal interest in all the
prominent candidates for high public
oflice. With scarcely an exception all
have been guests for a considerable time
of ever-hospitable Columbia. William
H. Taft was several years ago for a
couple of days a visitor here. He
was then Judge Taft, a member of the
board of trustees of the University
of Cincinnati, and was picking out a
president for the University of Cin
cinnati. His choice fell upon Dr.
Howard Avers. While in Columbia
Judge Taft was entertained at tlib home
of Dr. Frank Thilly. William J. Bryan
has vi-ited Columbia several times.
Upon one visit he founded a prize for
the best essay upon government. This
piie is awarded each University com
mencement. The candidates for governor upon the
democratic and republican tickets are
well-known here. William S. Cowherd is
an alumnus of the University and Her
bert S. Hadley has spoken in the Univer
sity auditorium on several occasions.
Both Win. J. Stone and Jos. W. Folk
hold the honorary degree of LL. D.
from the University and Senator Stone
resided here a number of years as stu
dent and lawyer. Lieutenant-Governor
John C McKinley. candidate for the re
publican nomination for the United
States senatorship. and Frank B. Ful
kerson, candidate for the attorney-generalship
on the republican ticket, are
graduates of the law department of the
University. J. F. Gmelieh, republican
nominee for lietitenant-governor, was for
some years 11 member of the board of
curators of the University.
The subscription to the University
Missourian is $2.00 for the school year
or $1.25 for one semester, invariably in
advance. Single copies will be sold at
two cents each. The paper will be de
livered by carrier within certain limits
in Columbia or sent by mail outside
Columbia at this price. It will appear
every school-day afternoon. Orders for
0HX B. LEAKE, freshman engineer
last year, this fall entered the Uni
versity of Kansas.
"Pin" Miller is a reporter for Brad
street's in St, Louis.
Miss Mildred Lewis is teaching in the
High School at Vandal ia, Mo.
M. E. Sherwin, B. S. in Agriculture,
"08, will be this year at the University
Carlos P. Tiffany, a freshman engi
neer last year, will enter the New Mex
ico Scliool of Mines.
Machir J. Dorsey, Law, '03, now nn
attorney of Denver, Colo., is visiting
his parents in Columbia.
B. E. Bradley, general manager of the
St. Lo 'is Post-Dispatch, was a student
at the University of Missouri.
Miss Elizabeth J. Price, who was a
junior academic student last year, will
lie at Hardin College this year.
Maurice Albertson, a freshman Engi
nere last year, will attend the School of
Mines at Roll a during the coming year.
Hugh Moore, a member of the Phi
Delta Theta, formerly secretary to Dr.
Clark W. Hctherington, is a reporter
for the Kansas City Journal.
Joe A. Brinkley, academic student for
the last two years, will attend the
School of Forestry of Washington L'ni
versity. Mrs. Gertrude F. Liggett, A. B., '08,
and B. S., '00, teacher in Westport
High School, was a Columbia visitor
George E. Stukey, an Arts student
last year and member of the Sigma Chi,
is a "cub" reporter on the St. Paul
Harry Baghy and H. K. ("General")
Smith, recent graduates in engineering,
are with the wire department of the
United Railways Co. in St. Louis.
Miss Edith Stoner, a University grad
uate just elected grand president
of Kappa Kappa Gamma, is a teacher
in the High School at Independence,
Homer ("Deacon") Croy, Frank Birch
and Roseoe Potts, all former students
of the University, are publishing the
The Daughters of the American Rev
olution will begin their regular meet
ings for the season of 1110S-00 during
September. Mrs. Alice McFarlane is en
gaged in preliminary work for the organization.
EXRY WATTERSOX savs editori
ally in the Loii'sville Courier-Journal:
"The basis of success in journalism
are good habits, good sense, and good
feeling; a good education, particularly
in the English branches, and applica
tion constantly and cheerfully. All suc
cess is of course relative. Good and
ill fortune play a part in the life of
every man; but honest, tireless, pains
taking activity may conquer ill fortune,
as it will certainly advance good for
tune. In the degree that a man adds to
these essentials, large talents, special
training for journalism, breadth of
mind and reach of vision his flight will
The Fortnightly Club, composed of
the wives of members of the University
faculty, will begin its meetings early in
rlt. ALBERT ROSS HILL, the new President of the University
I I souri, has this to say of the new Department of Journalism,
lanii interview: i
"Several half-hearted attempts have lrn made by American universities t
offer professional training for journalists, but a.s a rule they have been era
less successful than similar efforts of the same institutions to train teachen :
by offering a few courses on the theory and practice of teaching, in connect!
with the regular academic courses.
"While it is true that the chief qualifications for a successful teacher U
for a successful journalist, so far as education can make either, is sound
scholarship and broad culture, which every college graduate with the A. B.
degree ought to have, yet courses in Arts and Science are not organized vviti
any secial professional purpose in mind and the graduate must be left to b
practical experience to give him professional spirit, knowledge of his own Im
itations in his profession, and insight into its problems.
II ILK journalists and teachers are Inirn, not made, how are they to le
covered cither to themselves or others until submitted to some sort .
practical test, and how are they to know in advance, if thev ban
no instruction as to the special problem-, of their profc .ions, whether thrr
are likely to find permanent satisfaction in the work they plan to lollow afte
"The University of Missouri was the first State University in America I
establish a Teachers College and is now the first University in America to
tablish and organize u" Scuool ol- JtTT.rinuisiur IiKlieve-tlKrt i't-is-iwifrAg ft
this School to give dignity to the -profession of journalism, to anticipate b
some extent the difficulties that journalists must meet and to prepare its grad
uates to overcome them, to give prospective journalists professional spirit and
high ideals of service, to discover those with real talent for the work and dis
courage those who are likely to prove failures in the profession, and to gin
the State better newspapers and newspaper men and a better citizenship. I
hojie the faculty of the Scliool of Journalism, upon whom rets the responsi
bility for all this, will prove worthy of the trust imposed in them."
EUGENE FIELD WAS
HORATIO W. SEYMOUR, editor ot
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has
this to say in a letter to the De
partment of Journalism:
"'I feel a great interest in the Mis
souri University's School of Journal
ism and am confident that 'it will make
a success. Education is a fine thing
and really necessary, but training, after
all, is more to the jioint."
George E. Holt, of Tangier, a former
American newspaper man. writes; '"As
one who has had years of exjierience
in reportorial and editorial harness, I
am glad to know of the establishment
of the Department of Journalism in the
University of Missouri for lietter train
ing for those who would enter the jour
nalistic field for the responsibilities
which are far more important than the
general public imagines, of such a career."
Frank E. Colsen, president of Xews
paperdoni, Xevv York, writes to the
Department of Journalism:
"I believe that journalism is going
to be just as thoroughly studied and
advanced as has been tlie subject of
advertising and those who are the bet
ter equipped with a knowledge of jour
nalism will hae the better opportunity
of locating favorable connections. "
JL. JOHX DYMOXD, editor of the
Louisiana Planter and Sugar Man
ufacturer, of Xevv Orleans, and for
years one of the trustees of Tu
lane University, says, in his journal,
of the School of Journalism of the Uni
versity of Missouri:
"Missouri is nothing if not progress
ive. The people of Missouri, or at least
seme of them, have occasion to lie shown.
but the great State has many who do not
need such supervision but are born su
pervisors of the rest of the world. The
University of Misouri has" inaugurated
a School of Journalism with the pur
pose of training students in the best
manner possible to lead to succes-ful
careers in journalism. The line of pro
cedure and iila 11 of action seem to be
broad, comprehensive and exhaustive
and no doubt this work will become out
of the distinguishing features of the
great University of the State of Mis-
FIRST EDITOR HERE
University Missourian of Thirty-Seven YeMf
Ago Contained Contributions From Me
"Who Later Won Their Spurs.
A. E. Winship. of the Journal of Ed
ucation, Boston, writes to the Depart
ment of Journalism:
"I am greatly pleased with the pros
pective School of Journalism of the Uni
versity of Missouri. It has a great op
portunity. I rejoice for the University
and the country that it is to do this
subscription, accompanied by the cash, Baseball Magazine, recently launched in
should be given Warren H. Orr, who is Boston.
A department of journalism has been
established at the Ecole de Hautes
Etudes Sociales, hi Rue de la Sorbonne,
Heidelberg University has established
:i regular Department of Journalism.
Without Paper or Printing.
The inventions of paper and printing
have been the caues of the various im
provements in every art and science.
Without thcin, the present age would
neither have been more civilized nor
wiser than it was many centuries ago,
because one age could never have con
veyed to its posterity what the labors
of the past had achieved. Matthias
Father of State Universities.
I would rather live in a country with
newspajiers and without a government,
than in a country with a government
but without newspapers. Thomas Jefferson.
ORE than thirty-seven vears ago
a young student of the Missouri
University walked into a printing
oflice in Columbia and announced that
he wanted to publish a monthly Uni
versity magazine. The student was
Eugene Field and the title of the pub
lication was the University Missourian.
That was the Iieginning of student
journalism in the University of Mis
souri, the culmination of which is the
publication today of another Univer-ity
Missourian, a daily newspaper.
The first issue of the University Mis
sourian was published June 23, 1871.
On the editorial page appeared the
names of the editorial staff: Editor-in-chief,
H. W. Ewing; assistants, J. X.
Baskett and James Cooncy; literary ed
itor, Eugene Field; local and news edi
tor, J. S. Dryden: treasurer and busi
ness manager, X. W. Allen.
This is what the Columbia Statesman
said of the new student paper in its
issue of June 30 of that year: "The
University Missourian is a college
monthly paper, issued by the students
of the State University of Missouri, the
first number of which (for June) is on
our table. It is creditably printed and
brim full of editorial and other original
matter, prose and poetical, which can
not fail to interest all who feel any
concern for the prosperity of our Uni
versity. We heartily wish the students
great success with their newspaper."
Editors Have Won Fame.
Of the little group of students who
started the Univerity Missourian, sev
eral later won more than local fame.
Gene" Field, well beloved of all who
love pure humor and quaint and spark
ling rhymes, has an enduring place in
American literature. James Xevv ton B i
kett. of Mexico, Mo., is a writer
national reputation. Among the hit -'
known of his liooks are "At You AB v
House" and "As the Bight Led."
James Cooney, whom the students rfv
that day still remember for his rd
hair and his wit, paid his expcB -.
in the University by teaching a school 't
the country. He later was elected t
Congress from this distiict. He dw
several years ago. Henry W. EwMf
also now dead, was graduated in 1"
with the degrees of Ph. B. and Ph. f
He liecame editor of the Jefferson Of "
Tribune and later clerk of the MisK
E. W. Stephen Beminiscent.
The original University Missourii
was an eight-page, five-column paW
the pa;es a little smaller than th -g
of the daily Missourian. The heads' -
was in German letter. The substit
tion price was $1 a year.
One of the staunchest friends of G
Field in Columbia was E. W. Stephef
at whose plant the first University 3K.
sotirian was printed. i
"I ressesaber looking up from my osf
one day to see 'Gene Field standiss; ;j
the office," said Mr. Stephens vesta!-
"1 was a young fellow and had js
started running a paper. Field said
wanted me to Drint a monthly Vt
that he and some other students iilaHHB
to issue. The other?, it s-eiin, vvaat
the paper printed somewhere ele, h
Field brought them around to his 1
"Everybody in town knew 'Gene Fi
He was the sort that other boys4
to follow about. He was always u