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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1908.
STUDENT LIVES ON $3 A MONTH?
ANOTHER IS "TRUST" MAGNATE
STAB WHOM IOWA
WOULD RULE OUT
Jacob Kalina, of Russia, for
a Year Adhered Rigidly
to Diet of Bread, Beans,
Soup Bones and Milk.
HOLDER OF RECORD FOR CHEAP
LIVING, AND HEAD OF MONOPOLY
Question of Eligibility of
Head of the New Canadian
College Visits University
Three Men is Still
MAY BIND TIGERS
IOWA TEAM IS OVER-CONFIDENT
Battle Will Be One of the
Hardest Fought Ever
U wagea iere.
Not until tomorrow will it be defi
nitely ilecided whether undersoil, Miller
and Caiothers, Missouri s three nusky
linesmen, wijl lw barred from playing
a"aiust the Hawkejes because of a
contract signed two years ago. The
three men an. objected to by the Iowa
management on the ground that theii
nlaiiW would folate the three-year
clause of the Chicago Conference rules,
under which Missouri contracted in the
fall of l'JOG to meet the Iowans in 1907
All three men hac played three years
for the Tigers, and the Chicago Con
ference prohibits more than three
cars participation. ine comracL
which Missouri made with Iowa was
preiou- to the lormation 01 tne -Missouri
Valley Conference, of which both
institution-, are members. Hence it is
not affected by the workings of the
Missouri Valley conference, which pro
hibits more than three years' participa
tion in intercollegiate athletics, but is
not retroactive and would not bar the
three man in question from any games
not governed by special contract.
Waived Right Last Year.
Iowa last year waived her right to
enforce the three-year and graduate
rules, but that action is not binding
So it appears that Missouri is at a
distinct disadvantage, one way or the
other. If these three men, represent
ing at least 23 per cent of the Tiger
defense and offense, arc kept out of
the game, the score will not properly
represent Missouri's playing strength,
whether the Tigers win or lose. If they
are allowed to play at the last mo
ment, the team and coaches will have
suffered by the suspense.
One thing is sure. There's going to be a
football game tomorrow afternoon. And
It will be the hardest fought battle, from
start to finish, that Rollins Field has
ver witnessed. Whether Anderson,
!Miller and Carothers play or not, there's
going to be a team of eleven Tigers
scrapping for every inch every minute,
and they will fight all the harder be
cause of the efforts of Iowa to disqual
ify some of the best men.
Iowa Is Over-Confident.
Iowa, in all communications yet re
ceived concerning the game, has been
oer-confident, and this will not help
the Hawk-eves' chances. Their 92-to-0
victory over Coe College, a little Iowa
"prep" school, last Saturday, has meant
'much for the Tigers.
The two teams are evenly matched
as to weight and speed. It's more a
matter of gameness, and Missouri's past
records in this respect justify a predic
tion of a great battle tomorrow one
which, ecn with her possible handi
cap, Missouri has a fair chance to win.
LOST OR STOLEN:
KING OF SERVIA
London Hears That Peter
Has Abdicated Throne
Vj luitoJ Tress.
LOXDOX, Oct. 10. Reports from
Belgrade say that King Peter has ab
dicated and fled from Servia. No con
firmation of the news can be bad at
this time, but it is impossible to locate
the king. Even the members of the
national assembly and his ministers
hf'rc failed in their efforts to find him.
t is feared that war between Ser
v ' ard Austria is a certainty if the
J .jrt is true.
Bryan's Itinerary Announced.
By United Pre.
CHICAGO, Oct. 16. A portion of
Bryan's itinerary for his eastern trip
;jas announced today. He will be in
Indiana Oct. 20, and from there he
will tour Ohio, Kentucky, West Vir
ginia and New Jersey until Oct. 24.
He will then go to New York and re
main until Oct. 29 before starting west.
Capt. E. L. Miller.
HAWKEYES MUST BUCK
MISSOURI WEATHER AS
WELL AS TIGER LINE
Atmospheric Conditions May Play Part
in Iowa-Missouri Gridiron
Heavy atmospheric conditions may
figure to Missouri's advantage tomor
row in the football game with Iowa
University on Rollins Field. The weath
er forecast indicates warm, cloudy
weather for Saturday, although the
local bureau predicts rain and colder
weather Saturday night or Sunday.
It is believed here that the Iowa
team, used to the colder weather of the
north, will be weakened by a sultry
day, in the same way that Missouri
teams have often been hampered at
Iowa City by colder weather and light
er atmospheric conditions.
The effect of barometric conditions
upon the playing of football has often
been noticed. Teams from the Mississippi
Valley which have gone to Rocky
Mountain states to play at high alti
tudes have invariably found themselves
at a disadvantage.
The weather forecast follows: "Part
ly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Warm
The temperature was C2 degrees at
7 a. m. and 82 degrees at 2 p. m.
DR. HILL IS CONFUSED
BY SURPLUS OP "REDS"
ON FOOTBALL HORIZON
President Makes Horrible Mistake and
Congratulates "Red" Wilson,
Instead of Williams.
"Well, arc you going to be in the
"I don't know, I"
"I'm certainly glad that you have
come. out. Did you play lust year?"
"Why, er no. You see, I wasn't
here last year."
"I thought you were, but at any rate
I'm glad to se you out, for we've been
needing you pretty badly."
The foregoing is the conversation of
President A. Ross Hill and the only
football man who has been congratu
lated by "prexie" this season. It oc
curred at secret practice Tuesday after
noon. Who was the lucky man? Possibly it
was "Red" Williams, but no, and that's
where the story comes in. Dr. Hill
made a horrible mistake. He got the
"Reds" mixed, and instead of giving the
glad hand to Missouri's future quarter
tack, he congratulated "Red" Wilson, of
past circus -riot fame, who was out for
the first time and perhaps the only time
this season. He had put on a suit,
and was playing with the "scrubs" in
order to get a little "exercise," as he
Taft Invades South.
Br United Pms.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Oct. 16.
William H. Taft, Republican candidate
for. President, spoke here today. He
urged the voters to break the "Solid
South" and suggested that they take
their first "cold bath." ne asked for
the support of Democrats. He stated
that possibly he would get enough elec
toral votes without the South, but would
like to know that Tennessee helped to
elect him. ,
I. L BRIDGER HAS A MONOPOLY
OF TOWN'S WINDOW CLEANING
He Started in' the University
Penniless, But Now is
HOW JACOB KALINA LIVED
ON 75 CENTS A WEEK
Stale briati $ -10
White beans . .23
Soup bones -20
Total for week $ .70
Coffee (special) 05
Grand total $ .75
Cost of living onennontb, $3.
COST TO AVERAGE STUDENT
University dormitories for
University dormitories for
women 20 to 24
Priiate boarding houses.. 18 to 23
Fraternity houses 20 to 26
Sorority houses 23 to 35
Hotels 30 to 40
Of more than lfty students of the
University of Missouri who are depend
ent wholly on their own resources for
an education, one has demonstrated
how to live a year on 75 ctats a week
and another has proved the possibilities
of a "beneolent trust." Their expe
riences are unique among those of the
boys who came to Columbia with barely
enough money to pay their entrance
fees and hae since entirely paid their
Jacob Kalina, of Warsaw, Russia, has
attended school on less money than any
other student of the University. When
Kalina came to the University two
years ago to study law, his possessions
consisted of just $12 and the clothes
he wore. He figured out the expenses
of the average student, and concluded
he would have to devise a new schedule
and adhere to it rigidly throughout the
year.- Ten of Kalina's twelve dollars
went to pay the general entrance fee
of the University.
Lived in Basement.
With $$ in his pocket he started out
to get an education and a job. After a
weary search he found a family who
agreed to let him live in a basement
room of the house in return for his
services in firing the furnace. Another
family was willing to pay him 75 cents
a week for washing dishes.
With that as a total income, Kalina
devised a "menu card" for the week.
It called for stale bread, white beans,
soup bones and milk, the total cost of
which, as Kalina figured it, was exactly
70 cents a wbek. That left him five
cents to buy a cup of coffee once a
week. "Coffee Daj" stood out as a red
letter day in the scheme of Kalina's
existence. The lone cup of coffee each
week was his only dissipation during
Thrived on His "Menu."
JIow Kalina thrived on the diet is
shown by the grades he made during
the j ear. For several weeks he attend
ed school without text-books, making
up for the lack of them by reading
in the library and borrowing from other
students. His $2, left after paying the
entrance fee, helped somewhat and odd
jobs during the hours that he was not
studying or waiting on table made up
the rest of the sum for the purchase
of the books.
In all of his classes he made as good
grades as the average "money-from-home"
students and in addition he took
part in several University activities,
notably debating. He is now classed as
one of the best debaters in the school
and has a good chance of getting a place
on the University debating squad, from
which men are chosen to represent the
school in the inter-state debates.
Treasurer of Clnb.
He was one of the organizers of the
Cosmopolitan Club, composed of foreign
students in the University, and is now
its treasurer. $
Kalina's efforts were rewarded .. last
year, when he was appointed a clerk
in the office of the University pub
lisher. The salary is meagre, but Ka
lina says it's riches compared to his
original "income." He is now able to
eat at the University Dining Club.
(Continued on Tbird Pre.)
FOLK TO SPEAK AT
Cornerstone of Agricultural
Building to Be Laid
Former Gov. A. M. Dockery will of
ficiate as grand master when the cor
ner stone of the new Agricultural
building of the University of Missouri
is laid the morning of Oct. 26. The
exercises will be under the auspices of
the Grand Lodge of Masons in Missouri.
Gov. Folk is expected to deliver an ad
Thomas J. Wornall, whose influence
aided in obtaining the appropriation for
the building; State Senator A. H. Dru-
nert, from this district: President X. J.
Colman of the State Board of Agri
culture; State Auditor W. W. Wilder,
Representative M. H. Pemberton, Camp
bell Wells, President A. Ross Hill of the
University of Missouri and former Pres
ident R. H. Jesse will be the other
Ear of Corn in the Stone.
Enclosed in the cornerstone will be a
copper box containing a complete set of
University publications for the year.
A perfect ear of corn will be hermetic
ally sealed in a glass jar and put into
the stone, with the grower's name and
the location of its growth. The names
of the Board of Curators, members of
the faculty, officers of the University
and the last annual report of the Board
of Curators, on parchment, will also
be enclosed in the stone.
The building is to cost $100,000. It
will be of limestone quarried on the
State farm, laid in portland cement.
The whole will be fireproof, and the
building is expected to be one of the
handsomest of the University group.
Size of the Building.
It will be 260, feet long, and will stand
on the site of the old greenhouse, one
of the most beautiful spots on the
The auditorium will have a seating
capacity of 500, and will be used for
farmers' conventions, large classes and
eercises in that department.
In the new building will be housed
the State Board of Agriculture, the
Secretary of State Highway Commis
sioners, and the Pure Food and Dairy
Commissioners, in addition to the Uni
versity uses to which it will be put.
IN' COLUMBIA FACULTY
Walter Rautenstrauch, B. S, Professor
of Mechanical Engineering.
Walter Rautenstrauch, B. S. in M. E.,
'02 at the University of Missouri, has
been appointed professor of mechanical
engineering in Columbia University,
New York City. Since 'leaving the Uni
versity here he has held important po
sitions with corporations and several
eastern colleges. He was instructor in
the University of Maine. He then ac
cepted an assistant professorship at
Cornell University. He also held the
position of engineer for the Standard
Steel Corporation Co., Pittsburg, Pa.
In 1905-6 he was assistant professor
of mechanical .engineering in Cornell
University, Ithaca, X. Y. In May1907,
he accepted a position at Columbia Uni
versity, X. Y., and was consulting en
gineering for the Crescent Manufactur-
I. L. Bridgrr.
Investigation of Conditions
Under Way History of
W. B. Jennings, traveling freight
agent for the Wabash railroad, and Di
vision Freight Agent Hopkins, both
with headquarters at Moberly, came to
Columbia today to investigate condi
tions here. Mr. Hopkins came to ar
range for construction of the Machir
place crossings, about which complaint
has been made through the University
How inadequate the Wabash service
has been in Columbia is shown by the
frequent changes in station agents dur
ing the past three years. There have
been five, one after another resigning be
cause sufficient help was not assigned
for him, and because of the continual
complaints the station agent must lis
ten to on account of the poor service
on the Columbia branch.
Scurlock Agent Ten Years.
R. P. Scurlock was agent here ten
years, resigning in February, 1905, be
cause he was overworked, the Wabash
refusing to allow a larger force to
care for the increasing Columbia busi
ness. After Mr. Scurlock went into the
transfer business, W. L. Frazier became
the agent. He endured it only four
R. W. Johnson, the next agent, re
mained here only about two months,
and A. P. Ogier, his successor, only six.
The force was somewhat increased
thereafter, but C. W. Jones, the next
agent, remained only eighteen months.
M. D. Bell, the incumbent, has been
agent since then.
FIRE DOES $800,000
Most Spectacular Blaze
Years Threatens to
By Bolted Press.
CHICAGO, Oct. 1C Fire this morn
ing destroyed the storage building of
the International Salt Company on
Calumet river, causing a total loss of
Fifty freight cars and several barges
were burned. Two huge freight boats
loaded with grain were saved by' fire
tugs. Five acres of ground were burned
It was first thought that South Chicago
was doomed and the entire fire depart
ment of the city was called out. The
names rose hundreds of feet, making
the most spectacular blaze that Chica
go has seen in five years.
Wagon Wrecked by Runaway.
Frightened at a gravel roller, the
horses of A. P. Toalson, a country
butcher, living three miles north of Co
lumbia', ran away this morning on Rol
lins street, between Hitt street and
Missouri avenue, throwing A. P. Toal
son and William Jones to the ground.
Xeither was hurt, but the wagon was
almost completely wrecked.
DAMAGE IN CHICAGO
HIGH PRAISE FOR DR. HILL
Is Particularly Impressed
With Training School
President William C. Murray, of
Saskatchewan University, the youngest
University in Canada, is visiting the
University of Missouri today. President
Murray is on a tour to include all
the leading Universities of the United
States. He is accompanied by D. R.
McCall, superintendent of education of
the state of Saskatchewan, and J. Bit
on of the Board of Curators of the
President Murray said the new insti
tution would be modeled after the lead
ing state universities of the United
States. In speaking of the University
of Missouri, he said:
Likes Teachers College.
''I think the Teachers College is the
most distinctive feature of the Univer
sity here. I was very favorably im
pressed with the work being done in
that department. The department of
Journalism is another distinctive feat
ure of this University and I hope that
the students will fully appreciate the,
necessity of having a thorough aca
demic education, along with the training
that they will get in the new depart
ment. '"I think you have a very beautiful
campus here. It is one of the prettiest
I have ever seen. I haven't been in
Columbia very long, consequently 1
haven't seen much of your University,
but the best that I have seen is your
President. I went to school with Presi
dent Hill, and hold him in very high
esteem. I don't think the University
authorities could have bade a better
choice. I am Very much pleased at the
high standard maintained here, in all
Asked by a reporter for the Univer
sity Missourian as to what he thought
of the University of Missouri compared
with other big Universities, Dr. Murray
"Comparisons are odious, but that
doesn't mean that I haven't a good
opinion of this University."
Mr. McCall, superintendent of Edu
cation for the State of Saskatchewan,
said of the new University: "It will
be kept entirely free from politics; it
will be non-partisan and will receive
generous support from the Legislature."
The party has visited the following
schools: Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State
College and Washington University of
IN SEA; LOSES RACE
Helvetia is Disqualified
Banshe Wins on 275
By United I'resH.
BERLIN, Oct. 1C Although the
Swiss balloon Helvetia sailed 775 miles
in the international long-distance cup
race, the British entry, the Banshee,
which went approximately 275 miles
from the starting point, has been offici
ally declared the winner of the race.
The Helvetia wa3 disqualified because
it did not "land," according to the
rules. It dropped into the Xorth Sea
and had to be towed a mile to shore.
The Banshee landed on the coast of
GOV. HASKELL FILES
SUIT FOR $600,000
Deputy. Breaks into Mrs. Hearst's
Apartment oa Train.
By United Frew.
OMAHA, Oct. 16. William R. Hearst
was served today with notice of a $600,
000 damage suit instituted by Gov. Has
kell of Oklahoma. A deputy sheriff
broke into the Pullman stateroom oc
cupied by Mr. Hearst and his wife to
serve the papers.
The suit was filed late last night and
the papers were withdrawn from court.
The deputy waited for the train.
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