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UJUIVKiwiTY MISSOUBIAK, MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, i908.
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. University Missourian
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ELECTRIC LIXE NEEDED.
Coltimbia need-- an i-lcctric freight and
passenger service. A trolley line east
and pl is of course most desirable;
but since tli.it seems out of the ques
tion for the piesent, a line to Mexico,
and ultimately to Jefferson City, may
well act as a substitute
The advantages of such service are
obvious. It would afford hourly sched-
ules to connect with the Chicago & Al
ton, Wabash and Missouri, Kansas
Texas railroads. It would free Colum
bia from the dirt, inconvenience and
delays of the branch service on two of
these railroads. It would supply farm
ers with rapid and clean transporta
tion for their products. It would tap
an undeveloped coal field. It would
be an advertisement for Columbia,
would exploit the riches of the opu
lent "Two-Mile Prairie," and would be
a constant boon to residents, visitors
and students at Columbia's institu
tions of learning.
The broken and diversified character
of Boone county make the difficulties
of electric construction greater than in
prairie countries. The fact that it is
not thickly populated increases the dis
advantage. It will be necessary there
fore for the people of Columbia and of
Boone county to offer a substantial
bonus before capital, in this time of
semi-deprcssici., can be induced to enter
this untried and somewhat forbidding
field. Appreciating this, Columbians
will undoubtedly be glad to make con
cessions. But the advantages of an
electric line are two-fold. The owners
as well as the residents of the territory
it enters will profit by it, and Colum
bians will do well to see that unfair
advantage is not taken of their eager
ness for the service.
WHAT OF EDUCATION I
"And God created man
Male and female created he them."
We believe that the Loid made no mis
take in this much of his great work
of creation. We lelieve that He wisely
placed both boys and girls in the same
family. He intended that they should
play together and associate one with
the other. They are suitable compan
ions and one supplements the life of
What then shall we say of co-education?
We believe in it. It has a sof
tening influence on the boy. He is more
guarded in his speech, more respectful
in his manner, more careful in his
dress and more earnest in his work,
lie keeps in closer touch with civiliza
tion, for where is there any civilization
without woman? He will work more in
the class room and strive harder on the
football field. What will he not do to
win the smile of approval from some
If he should steal some hour from
class for a little chat with a winsome
d'reshman girl on the third floor, that
time is not wasted. There is more in
life than text-book and laboratory. He
becomes better acquainted with culti
vated women and can better select the
nii-tri- of his future home.
But what of the co-ed? Segregated
in women's colleges a girl gets "boy
.-truck." Any kind of a coat rack may
fumi-li her diversion and amusement.
She often resorts to trick- and decep
tions to obtain a few moments of a
boy's company. She can make no claim
of any friends but thinks any will do
for the present. She becomes a flirt.
How different it is in a mixed school!
She lias friend- of both -exes. She se
lects and rejects. She will be conven
tional for both 1kvs and girls demand
it. She. liken i-e, has an incentive to
study, and will neglect no assigned duty
to write some "good-for-nothing" a
midnight love letter. She is thrown
more on her own responsibility and de
velops strength of character so useful
in later life. She can study men and
make a wiser selection of a husband.
We believe in co-education becau-e
it lms nroveii sinvessful. It is the best
wav to deelop manhood and woman- "?- Wwvc that the Secretary of the
10Kj iNavy. with a thoroughly equipped line
. officer at his elbow, would have per-
Two great news events come in No- mittwl this blunder! Sew York Sun.
vember the general election and the j
Missouri-Kansas football game. In Subscription to the U.xiversitt Mis
training for journalism the University souiuax is $2 for the school term, $1.25
Missourian will report both events in a semester invariably in advance. Sub
special editions. scribe now.
MRS. M. D. Lewis, at a card party
given to twenty young ladies at
her home on East Walnut street
this afternoon, announced the engage
ment of her daughter, Miss Mildred
Lewis, to Mr. Richard Russel, of
Bridgeport, Wash. The wedding will
take place at the Christian church in
Columbia, late in December.
Five hundred was played during the
afternoon. After the games, each guest
received from the hostess a dainty lit
tle white satin bag. Opening the bags
literally resulted in "letting the cat out
of the bag," for each was found to
contain 'a tiny make-believe black cat,
bearing on two cards tied around its
neck the names of Miss Lewis and Mr.
Russel. Refreshments appropriate to
the occasion were served.
Miss Lewis is a graduate of the
University of Missouri, class of 1905,
and a member of the Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority. For the last year
she has been teaching in the high
school at Vandalia, Mo. She is now
in Columbia on a visit to her parents.
Dr. and Mrs. M. D. Lewis. She has as
her guest, Miss Lena Read, of van
dalia. Mr. Russel is a business man of
Bridgeport, where he and his bride
will go to reside shortly after the wed
Another wedding of University inter
est will be that of Miss Virginia Yan-
&cey, of Mexico, Mo., and Mr. Ralph
Scott Hamilton, of Lind, Wash., which
also will take place during Christmas
week, at Mexico. Both are former
students here. Mr. Hamilton having
been graduated in the law class of
1905. He was a pitcher on the 'Var
sity baseball team and a member of
the local chapter of Sigma Chi. Miss
Yancey is a Kappa Kappa Gamma.
They will live in Lind, where Mr.
Hamilton is practicing law.
Miss Yancey came from Mexico to
attend the party at which Miss Lewis'
engagement was announced this after
npHE Glennon Club was entertained
I at the home of Mrs. Mary Martin
Friday night. Delightful refresh
ments were served. Among those
present besides the club members
were: Dr. and Mrs. Jesse, Dr. and
Mrs. Ross Hill, Mrs. C. M. Jackson,
and Mrs. King, a sister of Mrs. Martin,
who lives in St Louis. The Club held
its regular meeting in the Sacred
Heart church the same night at 7
o'clock. The meetings are held every
second and fourth Friday of each
month. The Club consists of the
Catholic students of the University.
It devotes its time to religious discus
sions and social affairs.
(The University Missourian Invites contri
butions, not to exceed 200 words, on matters
of University Interest. The name of the
writer should accompany such letters, bat will
not be printed unless desired. The Univer
sity Missourian does not express approval nor
disapproval of these communications by print
That Street Sweeper.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
An excellent example of how far
wrong a good thing may go was af
forded a few nights ago on Ilitt street,
just south of Broadway. The street
sweeping machine wa- at work there,
and turned just as a man and woman,
the woman attired in white, passed
along the narrow walk.
The sweeper was throwing a volume
of du-t waist high. With a fence bar
ring one side of the nairow walk,
thcie was no escape for the couple. The
woman gave a scieani and the man
made an ineffectual attempt to leap
out of i each of the du-t bath, while
the negro driving the -weeper guffawed
in unresti ained mirth.
Sweeping the street- is a good thing,
but when residents of Columbia must
thus pay for it, it becomes somewhat
expensive. Is there a .street commis
sioner here, to look after such things?
to advise tl
Nan- and to
IH imminent need of a line officer
the Secretarv of the
pronounce upon all
technical questions that may arise. 1i:l
been abundantly illustrated. In litO.'J
Lieutenant Poundstone, a line olfiter of
our navy, submitted plans for a battle
ship of the Dreadnaught type the bat
tleship of all big guns. Previously,
though practically contenioraneously.
Colonel Cunilierti, tie great Italian de
signer, had given to the world the idea
of a .similar vessel. The British Go em
inent adopted his idea, and the gieat
Dreadnaught is the result. Lieutenant
Poundstonc's plans were pigeonholed in
the Construction Bureau, and such ships
as the Idaho and the Mississippi, al-
i ready obsoleto. were built instead. Does
BY NEW CONFERENCE
Universities in Missouri Valley Now Have
Cleaner Sport and Better Rules, Eliminating
"Ringers" and Professionals from Games.
The opening of another football sea
son is an appropriate time for persons
interested in the University of Mis
souri to make themselves familiar with
the athletic relations between the Uni
versity and her sister institution.
Whatever may be any one's opinions
as to the control of athletics, he can
not refuse to give credit to those who
have done so much toward "cleaning
up" and organizing athletics in the uni
versities of the Missouri Valley States.
The first meeting of the present or
ganization was held at Kansas City in
January, 1907, by representatives of the
State Universities of Iowa, Kansas, Mis
souri, and Nebraska and of Washington
University. At this meeting only reso
lutions were passed. During the next
month a second meeting was held bj
representatives of all these universities
with the exception of Nebraska.
How Committee Works.
At the second meeting a formal or
ganization was made of the schools rep
resented. To this number the Univer
sity of Nebraska, Iowa State College,
and Drake University have since been
added. The name of the organization
is the "Missouri Valley Conference of
Faculty Representatives." -Its officer?
ire a chairman and a secretary. It also
has a standing committee on eligibility.
Meetings arc to be held annually in
Kansas City called by the chairman,
who may also call special meetings.
The chairmanship is to be held for one
year by each of the Universities taken
in alphabetical order. The committee
consists of three members serving for
three years. The members at present
are Profs. Byers, Hethcrington and Mc
Clung. Any rule adopted by the conference
may be vetoed by the faculty commit
tee on athletics in any of the univer
sities within sixty days after it is
passed. If after the rule is reconsidered
and passed by a two-thirds majority
the committee still refuses to approve
it, that school is dropped from the
Conference enterprises consist of a
Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athlctie
Association, a Basket-ball League, and
an Annual Track and Field Meet, to be
held in Kansas City on the Saturday
prior to the Western Conference meet.
In regard to the management of ath-
SOME doubt has been expressed as to
the utility or necessity of special
education for the profession of
journalism. The Quakers have always
had doubts as to the propriety of any
cnuio I rir l-knstti Ii iuTai iinkii twniitr
-'j'vvtiiij ui ir.i,iiiicli l.tilll WVJl iViit, i
necessary for the ministry, the spirit
being able to .-peak through the hum
blest citizen to his fellow man. In law
and in medicine special culture, or at
least aptness for the profession, have
long been expected from their votaries.
As culture broadens and the world
grows relatively small and readily ac
cessible to all, it is becoming manifest
that the person contemplating a jour
nalistic life can make his path thereto
and his entry therein with a far greater
degree of economy of effort and with a
far greater probability of final suees
if he has had some more special prep
aration along that line than has at
tached to such ventures in the past,
where thousands have failed because of
their attempting something of which
they did not possess the slightest gleam
of knowledge. Trade schools, technical
schools of all kinds, our so-called nor
mal schools, for teaching teachers, our
military schools for teaching soldiers,
our religious schools for teaching
preachers, all demonstrate the appre
letics, the rules provide that: All games
mut be played on grounds immediately
under the control of one or both schools
taking part. The election of captains
and managers must be with the approv
al of the committee on athletics in each
school. No football game shall be
played witli any team which does not
represent an educational institution,
nor may games be scheduled with any
high school, academy, or independent
professional school. Freshman football
teams may play only with teams of
their own school.
Not more than half of the expenses of
a training table may be paid by the
athletic management and the sum paid
must not exceed $400. All expenses
must be officially audited. Legitimate
expenses are: Part of training table
costs, expenses for traveling, uniforms,
shoes, and other articles of clothing;
medical expenses, and the cost of in
expensive souvenirs for players and the
payment of coaches and rubbers.
No arrangement seems- to have been
made for baseball paraphernalia.
No student shall receive remuneration
for playing and none may play who
have been paid for participation in any
ati,ictic contest nor may anvonc play
under an assumed name. Further, no
student shall represent his university
in an athctic event if, either during
the school term or vacation, he rep
resents any other athletic organization.
All "eligibles" must be bona fide stu
dents who have pased entrance and
Freshman year requirements and who
are taking successfully at least ten
hours work. If a student fails in one
department and "flops" to another, he
is not eligible for one year. No stu
dent can take part in athletics "for more
than three years in the aggregate. If
a student drops out of school without
having attended a full half year, he
mH9t on n;s return attend six consecu-
tive calendar months before becoming
This set of regulations is not held
up as a model. Perhaps it is not even
the best possible under the circum
stances. But, to get the college ath
letics of this section of the country
on a mutually-agreed-upon, working
basis is- a big step in the right direction,
even if the agreement is only of fac
ciated value of education along special
lines in adddition to that broad culture
which is the proper foundation for all
specialized culture. The profession of
journalist lis no exception to this and
it is a pleasure to learn that the Uni
versity of Missouri has taken the mat
ter in hand and in addition to its Col
lege of Arts and Science, School of Ag
liculture, Teachers College, Department
of Law, Department of Medicine, De
partment of Engineering and School of
Mines and Metallurgy, has now organ
ized a Department of Journalism, the
course in journalism covering four years
and leading to a degree of Bachelor of
Science in Journalism. Louisiana Plan
ter, New Orleans.
Ernest Tate, superintendent of the
Schools at Oregon, Missouri, writes:
"We arc receiving the University Mis
sourian in our high school and are en
joying it 'very much. It keeps us in
close touch with the University and
gives us much added news of -interest
and will be the cause of interesting
many in higher education, such as can
le obtained at M. S. U. We thank you
and the curators of the University for
this paper, which we keep on the files
of our reading room."
HOW ABOUT TARIFF?
BRYAN ASKS CROWD
'And if Roosevelt Couldn't
. Jail Trust Magnates,
(Continued from First Page.)
Lilly, Chairman of the Randolph County
Mr. Bryan spoke for forty-five min
utes. He said, in part:
"We are in the midst of a campaign,
the platforms have leen written, the
son's sprained ankle in shape for his
best play, and even with the redoubta
literature is being circulated and the
candidates are on the stump. I say 'can
didates,' twelve years ago J had to use
the singular, but the Republicans rec
ognize that it is not undignified for a
Presidential candidate to appear before
tne people, so me sir. tney accuscu
me of twelve years ago has become a
virtue bv imitation.
Some Republican Logic.
"Twelve years ago they charged that
if I was elected there would be a panic.
They based their charge on the fact that
there was a panic in 1893, when a Dem
ocrat was President, and they said be
cause the President was Democrat the
panic was Democratic and if another
Democratic President were elected there
would be another Democratic panic.
"At that time the Republican can
didate was put forward as the advance
agent of prosperity, whose election
would insure the restoration of pros
"Times have changed. I appear to
day as a candidate! A panic is on hand.
The Republicans were in power when
it came, and according to their logic,
it is a Republican panic, and I am the
advance agent of prosperity. So my
election can be demanded this year by
the same logic they used twelve years
ago, and my election by the same logic
can be demanded as the only cure for
the hard times under which the people
Talks of Tariff.
"They told you then that if they
were elected they would raise the tar
iff. Now in their platform they admit
that the tariff is so high that they
promise 'unequivocally' to 'revise', it im
mediate! v that they are intrusted with
power, and Mr. Taft says that it will
probably be downward.
"They offered you an upward tariff
in 1896 as a relief from a Democratic
panic and now they offer you a down
ward revision as a relief from a Repub
lican panic. My friends, there is no
consistency to Republican logic.
"There is a demand in this country
today for the reduction of the tariff,
a demand so widespread and so em
phatic that all of the Republican lead
ers had to recognize it. And, my friends,
they recognize it in such a way that
no one can mistake the significance of
"The Republicans have had eleven
years, too, in which to revise the tariff,
and now they are down on their knees
saying, 'If you will let us in once move
we will do immediately what we oujrht
to have done before.'
"That is their platform. They recog
nize that the tariff must be revised
and yet, instead of putting in the word
reduction they put in the word revis
ion. And revision may mean up or it
may mean down.
"Mr. Taft says it means both; he says
some schedules are to lc raised and
others are to be lowered, and when 1
insisted that he tell us whether he knew
that the tariff would be higher than it
is or lower than it is he said that the
revision would probably be downward.
Roosevelt's Trust Record.
"There is a clause in the anti-trust
law which provides a penitentiary pen
alty for any man or set of men con
spiring in restraint of trade. It is just
as plain as the law against horse steal
ing. And yet while the law against
horse stealing is enforced, the criminal
law against trusts is not enforced.
"After seven years the President can
not show one single trust magnate put
behind the prison bars, and if a stren
uous man like the President cannot im
prison one trust magnate in seven years,
how long will it take an amiable and
complacent man like Mr. Taft to put
a trust magnate in the penitentiary?"
Mr. Bryan was bitter in his denuncia
tion of the President for his interfer
ence in the presidential contest.
"I appeal to your sense of justice, and
I ask you if it is fair for the President
to try to force the election of the man
he has selected to succeed him. I say
to him hands off let the American peo
Praise for Cowherd.
In referring to the Gubernatorial race
Mr. Bryan said, "I know Mr. Cowherd,
I know his record and I trust him, I
want the people of this State to give
him the biggest majority ever accorded
a Missouri Gubernatorial candidate."
Mr. Bryan concluded by stating that
if he is elected he will want a Demo-
i; -v. it: :.. -
Madison, Holiday, and Hannibal.
In Bryan's Party.
Accompanying Mr. Bryan on his too?
of the State were former Gov. David"
R. Francis of St. Louis: State Chair-3'
men Harry M. Rubey. W. It. Painter
nominee for Lieutenant Governor1!)
Campbell AVells, member of the Board!
of Curators of the University of Mia-
souri; Judge Frank M. F.'stes of 8tjf
Louis, and Ed. T. O'Rear members of I
the State Committee; Judge Williai
H. Wallace of Kansas City; David B.
Ball of Pike county; H. F. Staple, oft
Atchison county; former Gov. Lon V.i
Stephens of St. Louis; E. G. Lewis of
the Lewis Publishing Co., St. Louis; v
William J. Bryan, Jr.. and Ralph Rose
Mr. Bryan's private secretary. The la
dies in the party are: Mrs. Rubey
Mrs. E. T. O'Rear and Mrs. Campbell
The Associated and United Press, the
St. Louis Republic and the Kansas City-
newspapers were represented by special $
Bryan Addresses Students.
By United Press.
LINCOLN. Neb., Oct. 12. Bryan to
day addressed the student- of Nehraa-
ka State University. He emphasized
the point that the only way to prevent
the continuance of financial depression J
is to elect the Democratic candidate.
Mr. Bryan starts tomorrow on a tour &
of Nebraska and the Rocky Mountain ?
Taft in Ohio.
By United Press. j
MORROW, Ohio, Oct. 12. William j
Howard Taft, Republican candidate for ' f
president resumed his speaking tour in'
this city today. Mr. Taft will deliver S
sixteen speeches today. He will spend
several days in this State speaking only t
at the chief centers of population. f
At Savina, Mr. Taft declared himself
to be in favor of Woman's Suffrage.
In talking to a crowd of school chil- j1
dren at that place, he told the girls that -j!
he hoped they would be able to vote
by the time they became of age.
Gompers Supports Bryan.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. Samuel 1
Gompers, labor leader, today issued an 11
appeal to laboring men, urging them to
support W. J. Bryan for the presidency.
ONE BALLOON BURSTS,
TWENTY ARE "LOST
St. Louis and American II Are
By United Press.
BERLIN, Oct. 12. At the Interna
tional balloon race which started yester
day, the American balloon "Conqueror,"
having on board A. Holland Forbes and
Augustus Post, burst at a height of
4,000 feet, less than two minutes after
Th rmllnnn uliinh is tha lnrrnt. tn
the world, shot down 2,000 feet like M
bullet, then spread out, acting like
parachute and the rapidity of descent j
was Checked, when near the earth; t
However, the basket struck the roof
of a house, the two occupants escaping :
with slight injuries. s
The balloons ascended every two min
utes. The whereabouts of the other twenty
two balloons are not definitely known.
Several were sighted in Eastern Ger
many but were too high to be idenlified.
It is lelievcd many will reach Russia
American II and the St. Louis bal
loons are still in the race.
FIRE AT R0LLA1 SCHOOL J
Blaze Did Slight Damage "While Football
Team Played Here.
mic me nona iootoau team w ij
playing in Columbia Saturday after
noon, the roof of the ore dressing build
ing at the School of Mines at Rol!
An alarm was sounded but before the ;l
fire department could arrive the stu
dents had extinguished the blaze. The S
.1nr,,nn n-ot, K,.1,J d
uuniugr naa oiigub.
Court Adjourns Till Tomorrow.
The regular session of the CircBJt
voun, win convene tomorrow. ""
court was to have met today, but wai
adjourned by Judge A. H. Waller ubUM
Tuesday because of the death of WiH
Ham A. Rothwell in Moberlv yesteHj
Wisconsin U. Dean Here.
Dr. H. L. Russell, dean of the Coltem
of Agriculture of Wisconsin UniversiWl
is visitinc Missouri Univcrsitv. He
the guest of Dr. Reed of the Hof
Nebraska Professor a Visitor.
Prof. H. R. Smith, head of the
partment of Animal Husbandry of
braska University, visited the Coll
crauc vungicss. .ins wire was in jr.,
ccllent condition, and during nearly aMj
the speech a broad smile covered n3
The Bryan special made its next it
at Higbee where the candidate th'
greeted with the blowing of siren woigS
ties at nearby coal mines. j
Large crowds greeted Mr. Bryan at?
of Agriculture yesterday.