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University Missouiian
An 'evening newspaper fubliihed at Columbia,
' Mo. every sckoolday by the Department cf
Journalist of the Uniiersity
of Missouri.
Entered at tbe postoffice at Columbia, Mo., as
second-class mail matter.
SUBSCKIPTIOX Invariably in Advance:
By Mall or Carrier:
School Year, $2.00; Semester, $1.25.
Single Copies, Two Cents.
Office Room D, Academic Hall, University ol
Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Telephone Numbers:
Department office, 377.
Newsroom, 37t and 714.
Only Approved Advertising Accepted.
Mates on Application.
Address all communications to
University Missourian-,
Columbia, Mo'
INFLUENCE OF PRINTING.
Tbe printed page took the Bible from
tbe priests and gac it to the people;
took government from the lords and
gave it to tbe commons. Thus it de
stroy ed the- power of two estates;
strengthened a third estate; and created
a fourth estate. Today all the world's
a school and the readers of the printed
page are pupils.
The introduction of printing resulted
in a new cr.i of learning and literature.
It brought humanity into closer fellow
ship, and broadened learning "by mak
ing it more universal. By educating
the common class, the distinction be
tween the two classes was lessened and
the direct result of this was a higher
plane of civilization and culture.
With the invention of printing the
world received one of its most potent
civilizing agents. Learning, once the
possession of the rich, clergy and no
bility alone, has now become, through
the medium of printing, open to all.
This one result of printing has proved
it an enduring stimulus to civilization.
Probably no one thing has played a
greater part in the progress of our
civilization than printing, by means of
which one generation has handed down
to the next the results of its endeavors
as a foundation upon which to build.
Printing has been in turn the soldier,
statesman, and preacher of the Uni
verse. It freed tbe masses from their
oppressors, taught them self govern
ment, and explained to them the doc
trine of the brotherhood of man.
The art of printing has done more
for the uplift of mankind than anj' of
the other arts or sciences, for through
this medium all of the arts and sciences
have been preserved and promoted, and
information upon all subjects is made
available to practically everyone.
With the invention of printing, in
the fifteenth century, began the real
progress of the civilization, and cul
ture, and knowledge of the world. The
progress of civilization in the four hun
dred years of printed ideas, has ad
vanced and spread more than in all
the thousands of years preceding.
The organization of the Illinois club
at the University of Missouri is an im
portant ,stcp (in he Jright direction.
.More such clubs should be organized.
They promote not only the interests
of the University of Missouri in the
various states, but they also promote
the social relations of the students al
ready here.
NO POLITICS IN THE SCHOOLS.
There must be no politics in our
schools, for they are too much a part
of our national life and civilization to
lie made the plaything of political fac
tions. They belong to all the people.
Any influence that allies them with one
sside or another in partisan polities de
tracts from their alue for developing
(he individual student for useful ser
vice. A school that exists for itelf alone
and studies all questions simply from
the standpoint of self-aggrandizement
is unworthy of State support. Impar
tial discussion of social and govern
mental problems is a proper part of
school work; though a certain degree
of aloofness from political questions of
the day must be maintained. Especi
ally must the students and teachers
take care that no particular favor to
either faction is shown, either by speech
or through the publications.
If the schools obtain the ardent sup
port of one faction they may expect
the corresponding disparagement of the
other. But more than that, they would
lose the undhided support, financial
and moral, of tbe people. 'Once let
schools become dependent upon polit
ical aid, and their broadening and up
lifting influence would be lost or se
riously imparted. Our system of edu
cation would then no longer be pro
ductive of individual usefulness or good
citizenship, but instead would merely
serve .the ends of demagogues and ma
chine politicians.
WABASH-PAST AND PRESENT..
The Wabash station at Columbia is
onfessedly inadequate and unsanitary
The Wabash rolling stock on the Co
umbia branch is admittedly filthy, dis
eputabhTand insufficient!" The Wabash
thus far declines to remedy these con
Jitions.
Some improvement came of the Wa
bash train service when " competition
hreatened loss of traffic. Some im
provement came of the Wabash trad
vhcn investigation by the state board
jf railway commissioners took place
md expensive damage cases resulted
from accidents on the branch road.
Surely it will not be necessary to in
voke the law or loss of traffic to get
afe, clean, respectable rolling stock on
the Wabash branch and to secure a
station at Columbia that is sanitary
and adequate.
Why is it that Missouri does not al
low the state executive to succeed him
self? The president may be his own
successor. Are the people of Missouri,
less trustful than the nation as a
whole? Or is it the confidence of the
people in any man who may become
president misplaced?
BE A BOOSTER.
If you want to make your enemy
many fronds, start a terrific scandal
about him. If the dog is being licked
hard enough someone will pull him out.
But if ' the under dog has never
chewed any other dog's ear off, you
can easily ruin him by any little tale
you care to circulate. Even indifferent
people arc eager for choice bits of gos
sip. But don't be eager. By your at
tention or silence you can do your
part in boosting the boy up tbe hill.
That boy's misfortune is that he was
caught and the others were not. Treat
him as a social outcast and you make
him a social outcast. But treat him
like you would expect to be treated and
you niako a man out of him. He has all
the qualifications that are necessary to
make him a valuable citizen. The boy's
life is in his future. Forget his past.
This is the working formulae of the
Juvenile court. The Juvenile judge
doesn't lay particular stress on the
question. What made you do it, but
he sees to it that the boy's temptations
are lessened. The boy stands judged
in the light of his future conduct. "Save
the boy" does not apply to the small
boy only, but also to his big brother.
He needs boosting more than the little
chap.
For those who believe the world is
growing better, it is gratifying to no
tice how rapidly the number of college
bred men is increasing. Formerly only
those in the professions attended col
lege, but now men in every walk of
life attend college and become leaders
in their communities.
UNIVERSITY
CALENDAR
Oct. 17
Football Missouri vs. Iowa.
Debate Union Literary So
ciety, Academic Hall, at 7
p. m.
Debate Athenean Literary So
ciety, Academic Hall, at 7:30
p. m.
Lecture in University Audi
torium, 2:30 p. m., on "A
Fast Young Man."
Football Missouri vs. West
minster. Meeting of Executive Board,
p. m., Academic Hall.
International Symphony Club,
Missouri Auditorium.
Football Missouri vs. Ames.
Football Missouri vs. Wash
ington. Lecture by George Z. T.
Sweeney, auditorium.
Lecture by John T. McCutch-
con, auditorium.
Lecture by Lorado Taft, audi
torium. Oct. 18.
Oct. 24.
Oct. 28.
Oct. 30.
Oct. 31.
Nov. 14.
Nov. 19.
Dec. 4.
Dec. 18.
THANHS!
J. C. Snyder, two-mile runner on the
track team of 1907-08, has sent his sub
scription to the University Missourian
from 910 West Olive avenue, Redlands,
Cal.
F. H. Barbee, principal of tbe Nevada,
Mo., high school, writes: "1 am glad to
assist in interesting students in Colum
bia. I trust the Department of Jour
nalism may have a successful year."
I. I. Cammaek, principal of the Con
trol High School, Kansas City, writi :
"We are Aery much pleased at .the
prospect of our State University hav
ing an up-to-date Department of Jour
nalism." "We are always interested in Ridge
way in anything pertaining to the Uni
versity of Missouri, and our great de
ire is that it may continue to grow and
prosper in the future as it has in tbe
past," write3 E. M. Brooks, superintend
ent of the Ridgeway, Mo., schools. "We
shall be pleased to render any assist
ance in our power. Special regards for
the new Department of Journalism."
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN,
TOLD AfcRbSS?THE
BREAJriFTALE
"if Bryan 'is elected he ought to have
a warm spot in his heart for the Uni
versity of Missouri," began the Art stu
dent. "Why?" asked the solicitor for the
Oven.
"Didn't you see the results of the
straw vote?" the art student demand
ed. "Missouri led the way for him
.Mark my words, before election daj
those figures will be referred to mon
than once."
To prevent a political argument the
junior "Medic" hastened to remark:
'The freshmen at Rolla seem to prefei
wearing the green caps to staying out
in the woods all night."
Seeing the look of wonder on the
freshman's face, he went on:
"The 'sophs' chased them out into
the woods and kept 'em there until
they promised to be good which meant
wearing caps."
"They used barrel staves on the
Freshies instead of paddles," insinuated
the red-headed "soph" with the wart on
his nose.
"I suppose the Freshmen did their
best to stave off defeat," the wag
hinted, but threatening looks made him
stop.
"My aunt's coming here next week,
fellows; what ought I do?'' the football
man asked.
"Have her shipped here on the'Katy,"
absent-mindedly suggested the man who
reads the Missourian, reaching for the
butter. "Columbia merchants are all
planning to do most of their shipping
over that route."
"How would Field Hall sound instead
of Academic Hall?" the art student
asked, after a pause.
"Better get the signals straight,"
suggested the "Soph."
"I'm talking sense," the first speaker
went on. "The English give their col
lege buildings names in honor of great
men of England. It's a pretty custom
and there is room for it here. Field
Hall after Eugene Field, of course, and
"Sure thing," the "Soph" added, "and
the Engineering building after St. Pat
rick." THAT SORT
OF THING
M
RS. JACK GARDNER, at a lun
cheon in Boston, complained of
the customs laws.
'"They are so severe," she said; "so
complex and confusing that, with the
best will in the world, one gets tangled
up in them one innocently excites sus
picion. Mrs. Gardner smiled.
"Through pure forgetfulness," she
said, "many an innocent person seems
guilty of smuggling, when quite as in
nocent really as Mrs. Bromfield Corey
of Beacon street.
"Mrs. Corey, you know, was shopping
one day, and after making a purchase
at a certain counter, she absently
walked off with an umbrella. But the
umbrella's owner, a red-haired woman,
soon overtook her, and rather tartly got
her property back.
"As Mrs. Corey, blushing and asham
ed, walked on, she remembered that they
were almost without umbrellas at home.
The weather had an unstttled look, and
then and there she bought four um
brellas one for herself and three for
the children. And she told the salesman
she would carry them home with her,
since it looke'd like rain.
"Mrs. Corey, riding home in an electric
car with the umbrellas beside her, hap
pened to look up from her evening pa
per and found tbe eyes of the red-haired
woman of the lace counter fixed upon
her.
" 'I sec you've had a successful after
noon,' said the red-haired woman,
sternly.
Mother (viciously scrubbing her small
boy's face with soap and water) : John
ny, didn't I tell you never to blacken
jour face with burnt cork again? Here
I have been scrubbing half an hour and
it won't come off.
Boy (between gulps: I uch ain't
your little boy uch! I'se Mose, de col
ored lady's boy.
A praVer
THE day returns and brings us the
petty round of irritating concerns
. and duties. Help us to play the
man, help us to perform them with
laughter and kind faces, let cheerfulness
abound with industry. Give us to go
blithely on our business all this day,
bring us to our resting beds weary and
content and undishonored, and grant us
in the end the gift of sleep. Amen.
R. L. Stevenson.
Manners Also.
Tis not good enough your counsel still
be true;
Blu.it truths more mischief than nice
falsehood do;
Men must be taught, as if you taught
thi -i not,
And thi. b unknown proposed as things
forgo
Without g'd breeding truth is disap
proved; That orj- g superior sense beloved.
POPE.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15,
VIEWPOINTS.
(The Unlrerslty Missourian lnrltes contri
butions, not to exceed 200 words, on matters
of Unlrerslty Interest. Tbe name of the
writer should accompsny such letters, bat win
not be printed unless desired. Tbe Unlrer
slty Missourian does not express approval nor
dlrapproTsl of these communications by print
lng them.)
Keep Off the Grass!
TO the Editor of tbe Unlrerslty Missourian:
One of the best traditions ever in
stituted in Missouri University was that
which forbade the making of paths
tcross the Quad. For a while it was
arcfully vbserved and zealously en
forced -y means of paddles in the hands
)f the Engineers. Of late, however, it
has been more and more violated and
the time may come when it will again
be necessarv for the Sons of Saint Pat
rick to seek their paddles and under
ake their ancient duties. There is a
ertain class of people, however, whom
even the Engineers can't paddle. It is
needless to be more specific, but it seems
i decent regard for the beauties of one
ii the most attractive campuses in the
United States should induce these
thoughtless ones to undergo the trou
ble of a few more steps around the
comers. OLD STUDENT.
To the Editor of tbe Unlrerslty Missourian:
Few, if any, of us wish that it were
possible for Bryan and Taft both to be
elected; that is few of us wish it for
their sakes, but when we look at the
photographs of their two charming
daughters and think what the election
of their fathers would bring to either
of them we wi-.lt that the two candi
dates would fix up some sort of an
arrangement whereby regardless of who
wins' both daughters would become
Whitehousc belles. There was a chance
for real display of statesmanship; if
either candidate had put a plank in his
platform which solved that problem,
his success would have been practically
assured. R.
To the Editor of tbe Unlrerslty Missourian:
Every night at just about .supper
time the electric lights begin growing
dim. Sometimes they get so weak that
it is impossible to read by the light
which they give, and he who attempts
to study does so at the peril of his eyes.
Engineers try to explain it on account
of transformers, odometers, alternating
currents, but the fact remains that the
light is so bum that we can hardly
study and under the new grading sys
tem be who does not study is lost.
To the Editor of the Unlrerslty Missourian:
Secretary Wilson of the Y. M. C. A.
is bewailing the fact that the students
will not purchase the lecture course
tickets, and cannot understand why the
students arc turning down such a good
lecture course. Does Mr. Wilson forget
that this is presidential election year?
What's the use of spending money for
lectures, when the best speakers that
the country affords, come to. our very
doors, and invite us to come out and
hear them free of charge? P.
SOCIETY
A
JOINT meeting of the Tuesday
and Fortnightly Clubs was held
at Read Hall yesterday after
noon and proved of unusual interest.
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller, former
president of the Fortnightly Club, Mrs.
Rosa R. Ingels, president of the Tues
day Club, and Miss Wadsworth, of
Stephens College, who were delegates
from Columbia to the national meeting
of the General Federation of Women's
Clubs, held in Boston recently, gave re
ports. The returned delegates went into
minute details. Mrs. Philip N. Moofe.
of St. Louis, who was the founder of
the Tuesday Club here, was elected
president of the General Federation.
Tbe marriage of Mr. C. C. Bowling,
of Columbia, and Miss'' Abigail Poor,
of Kansas City, took place last night
in Kansas City. The bride's father
formerly was the proprietor of the Pow
ers Hotel of Ibis city, and moved to
Kansas City two years ago to take
charge of tbe Brunswick Hotel there.
Tbe bridegroom is a graduate of the
University and a member of the Phi
Delta Tbeta fraternity. They will re
side in Columbia.
Tbe Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
will give a dance at its chapter house
ton-arrow night.
A HAIRBREADTH
TIS in the twinkle of escape
That all our safety lies,
Of danger whatsoe'er the shape
The nearness naught implies:
This side is life; that side, a breath
Of deviation, instant death.
Tis in the present I am free
The mental die to cast;
The future yet of mastery
is palsied as the past;
Between, the breathless balance still
Awaits the hesitating will.
JOHN B. TABB
Subscription to the Ustvissitt Mis
sourian is $2 for the school term, $1.25
a semester invariably in advance. Sub
scribe now.
1908.
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John D. Lawson. ,
TOHN DAVISON LAWSON, professor of common and international law
I and dean of the Law Department
at Hamilton, Canada, in 1852. He received the degree of LL. B. from Qs
goode Hall in 1875, and the degree of B. C. L. from Trinity College the sane
year. After graduation he went to St. Louis and first worked on the Cen
tral Law Journal. In 1877 he became a member of the firm of Thompson'
and Lawson, attorneys. After the firm was dissolved in 1880, Prof. Lawsoa
spent five years writing and publishing law books. Prom 1885 to 1890 he was
judge of the civil court of New Jersey and wrote "Rights, Remedies and Prac
tice." In 1891, while spending a vacation in England, he was offered a professor-5
ship in the University of Missouri, which he accepted. He has been dean of
the Department of Law since 1903. He received two medals and a diploma"
at the St. Louis World's Fair.
A writer in the Kansas City Post says: "In personal appearance yoa
might take him for a banker or a merchant, and when you talk with him you.
forget entirely that you are conversing
the world in so far as technical law
the most popular men who was ever
in the country. Every lawyer in the State who went to school to the learned
jurist says that be is the most lovable of all men. Never a student showed
an inclination to get something out of the law book, but that he found the
judge right there to help him even if he had to lose lots of sleep to do it."
Professor Lawson will deliver a course of lectures on the libel laws in tbe '
School of Journalism during the second semester.
HERE IS CURE
FOR INSOMNIA
COLD feet are'often a cause of sleep
lessness. Never go to bed until
the feet are well warmed, and if
they become cold after you are in bed
rise and try the tiptoe exercises to pro
mote circulation in the toes, then put on
warm woolen bed-socks and keep a hot
water bottle at the foot of the bed.
If sleep is impossible try a warm mus
tard foot-bath, putting one heaping
tablespoonful of mustard to each gallon
of water. Have the temperature of
the water about 105 degrees, and soak
the feet and legs in this for ten or fif
teen minutes; carefully dry them and
put on warm wool bed-socks. This will
help to draw the blood away from the
overcharged brain and will produce a
quieting effect.
To many people a warm tub bath
taken at bedtime will insure a good
night's sleep, while to others its effects
are the reverse; at all events it is a thing
to be tried.
When the -feet and rest of the body
are comfortably warm a cold compress
placed on the forehead of a sleepless
person will many times prove very suc
cessful in producing a quiet sleep. This
cools the head, driving away any excess
of blood from tbe brain and so prevent
ing the long-continued brain activity,
which so often causes sleeplessness.
IT IS almost as bad to go to bed
hungry as it is to eat too hearty
a meal. Something light and easily
digested as well as satisfying may be
taken at bedtime. A glass of warm
milk, a cupful ot hot malted milk or
some cocoa may be chosen, and if one
wakes up hungry in the middle of the
night, and cannot go to sleep again, one
of these drinks will often be found most
beneficial. They not only satisfy hunger,
but their heat will warm up the stomach
and help to draw the blood away from
the brain, thus making sleep possible.
THE time-honored method of produc
ing sleep by counting an imaginary
flock of sheep as they jump over a
fence is really helpful to some peoole.
simply because it is a means of divert
ing an anxious mind. I have found the
following manner of counting of much
more benefit, however; it needs close at
tention, and other trains of thought can
not be earned on at the same time.
Count slowly np to twenty in this way:
one, two; one, two, three; one, two,
three, four, etc
DEPARTMENT,
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with one of the most learned men i
is concerned. Judge Lawson is one of
called to fill a chair in any university
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capillary action as in a lampwick, or jt;i
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plicit. Can a river, in its natural cfcaa-
nel, open to-the air, run up hill? la
possible as this seems, it is n estab
lished fact. In truth, every river flowky
toward the Equator for a sufficient d
tance runs up hill. $
The mouth of the Mississippi is tan
miles higher than its source. That isV
MinncisotA. where Tio "fiaaiaainm riaslL
13 three miles nearer the center of tlie "$
earth than is the Gulf of Mexico. I
the reason for this difference in IctbL
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will be found the explanation of the rif- 5
ers up hill flow. ., ,'
As any schoolboy will tell us, the eartk'
is a ball flattened at the Poles. This Mr''
tening, while comparatively insignificaat
is still sufficient to make the polar diaa
ter twenty-eight miles shorter than ttrl
equatorial diameter. In other words, tkv-1
iNortn ana the South Pole are fourteWtp
miles nearer the earth's center than feC?
the -bquator.
Now, the. distance from the North Pok
to the Equator, measured along tl
earth's surface, is six thousand miii;
and the distance from the source to ti!
mouth of the Mississippi is about fifte
nunared miles, or one-fourth of six too',
sand. If, therefore, there is a differesw'
in level of fourteen miles between tt
North Pole and tho Equator, there
wl
be a difference in level between tt
source of the Mississippi and its xnoa
of one-fourth of the fourteen miles,
three and one-half miles v
But the territory watered by tho Jfc"
sissippi nas been, elevated somewhat V
the action of volcanic or similar foraaV
and the actual excess in heieht of tfc
river's mouth is reduced to three mile..
How l'a it. niuoilila n t, .t.oi tlina S'
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iuu up mil;
When, long ago. the sun had th:
the earth from its surface like a drop
water from a swiftly turning wheel,
giooe became a huge ball of molten
itself swiftly revolvim? in space. As
gradually cooled, it shrank; and
shrinking its velocity increased, just si
stone tied To a string and twirled ab
a boy's finger revolves more rapidlyvj
the string winds about the finger.
When the centrifugal force had so
creased as to exceed the gravitat
huge mass shot off from the
Equator and became the moon.
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