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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1908
An evening newspaper published at Columbia,
Mo., every schoolday by tie Department of
Journalism of the Unizersity
Entered at the postoffice at Columbia, Mo., as
second-class mail matter.
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Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
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Address all communications to
urban makes it possible for the country
resident to go in and out of the city
at will, attend all important "functions"
in the city, and read the daily news
paper with as much regularity as his
The interurban makes it possible for
the country farmer to dispose of his
farm products at a much better price
than he would be able to obtain from
his country neighbors.
Aside from the personal benefits, the
interurban brings to the country resi
dent, it proves a potent factor in the
development of the country through
which it passes, and opens up a fine
business field for the city merchant.
WHICH WILL SHE FAVOR?
Oct. 22. Oklahoma Club meeting, Aca
demic Hall. Room 44, 10 a. m.
Kentucky Club meeting.
Football Missouri vs. "West
minster. Meeting of Executive Board,
p. m., Academic Hall.
Oct. 30. International Symphony Club,
Oct. 31. Football Missouri vs. Ames.
Nov. 14. Football Missouri vs. Wash
Nov. 19. Lecture by George Z. T.
Dec. 4. Lecture by John T. McCuteh
Dec. IS. Lecture by Lorado Taft, auditorium.
Columbia has sighed that the old
courthouse must go; she has mourned
that the old Duncan house must make
way for a modern structure; she drops
a tear on the ashes of the historic
Rollins place, but she neglects the one
feature of the old Columbia that every
stranger noticed first of all. Those old
gray stones whose worn and hollowed
surfaces bear witness to the innumer
able shoes which have been helped dry
shod across the bottomless mud of the
unpaved streets, but few of these stones
remain, and they are doomed; stern,
unrelenting progress demands it. Won't
someone shed a single tear or even
heave a sigh for the parsing of the
stepping stones, last relic of "Ye olden
If'w kfis WJSW
A SPECIAL APPEAL.
Among the eight constitutional
amendments which are to be voted on
in Missouri at this coming election.
Amendment No. 4 seems to be of par
ticular importance to a great many.
So important does it appear to the Mis
souri Bar Association and so beneficial
would be its adoption, that a bipartisan
committee of ten men, appointed by the
president of that association, has ad
dressed an appeal to the voters of the
state, urging their support and setting
forth the reasons in faior of it.
The appeal sets forth the purpose of
the amendment and the present condi
tion which it will remedy. The amend
ment provides for two additional
judges and three divisions of the Su
preme Court of Missouri. As the court
Ss jaow Vcontituted, there are seven
judges and two divisions. Under the
proposed change, there would be three
divisions with three judges each. All
the divisions would be in session at the
same time and in the same building.
An interchange of opinions would pre
vent unnecessary conflicts. Instead of
two regular terms of court as now ar
ranged, there would be three each year.
A furiner provision of the amendment
would equalize the salaries of the
judges of the Supreme Court and the
judges of the Kansas City Court of
Appeals by making them the same as
thoe of the judges of the St. Louis
Court of Appeals.
The need for this increase in the size
of the Supreme Court exists because,
as the appeal argues, the present size
is not sufficient to handle all the cases
coming before the court, with the
promptness necessary for right and jus
tice. An increase in the jurisdiction of
the Courts of Appeals would not obtain
relief because both the St. Louis and
the Kansas City Courts were unable to
dispose of all the cases coming before
them at their last terms.
The appeal then goes on to show the
present condition of the Supreme Court.
It is more than two years behind witlf
its doeket. having 1,100 cases undisposed
of. Cases after cases have been decided
after years of delay with the result that
great harm has been done by the ina
bility of the nii t to do its work
quicker. Though the population and
wealth of Missouri have made great
strides, the Supreme Court has not been
enlarged since the jear 1S!H). Only by
increasing the sie of Hie court can the
situation be met and the increasing dan
ger of injustice from our highest court
THE COILNTRY LAWYER.
In an address, delivered before the
State Bar Association at Warrensburg,
Sept. 13, on "The Country Lawyer,"
Hon. Lou V. 1 locker, of St. Louis, dis
cussed the varied functions of a coun
try lawyer and the knotty problems he
must solve. The points in the address
may be summarized as follows:
1. "In the main, the functions of the
country and city lawyer are identical,
while in their practical exercise they
oftentimes are distinctly different."
2.' "The country lawyer, as a rule,
lives in the county seat. The county
seat is usually the trading and ship
ping center of a considerable rural pop
ulation. These interests can be anil
frequently are the basis of every char
acter of litigation."
3. "His experience reaches out to
touch the entire circumference of the
a. "The rural bank can be perplexed
with just as difficult a problem involving
commercial paper as can its metropoli
b. "The small trading corporation
has within itself the seeds of as intri
cate questions of corporation as one
whose capital stock is a thousand times
c. "The questions arising out of the
sale of a house, or a growing crop are
often as troublesome as those arising
out of the sale of a railroad or a land
d. "The ever present railroad gives
rise to litigation involving the whole
law of carriers, master and servant.
e. "The construction of the constitu
tion and statutes concernin" taxation
and municipal powers is often required.
f. "Divorce is occasionally necessary.
g. "The criminal law in all its pha
ses has a part in every country law
4. "lie finds that the law is a science
and not a conglomeration of unrelated
precedents; that aside from some arbi
trary conventions the law is natural
COACH MONILAW ON
THE "NEW FOOTBALL
Teacher of the Game at University of Missouri
Predicts Brilliant Future for Athletics in
R. W. J. MOXILAW, chief foot-
iall coach of the University of
Missouri, writes as follows in the
November issue of The Baseball Maga
zine, under the caption, "Football in the
"Two years of 'new' football have
successfully passed away in Missouri
Valley, and the two years are worthy
of remembrance. The game is more alive
today than ever, due in part to the
hearty growth of all lines of sport in
this district, but more largely due to
the improved features of the game it
self, and to the character of men play
ing the game. From the spectator's
standpoint, there is a growing interest
and demand for more and more of this
college game. This increasing popular
ity seems to be due to all of the follow
ing features: open, fast, spectacular.
scientific and comparatively safe play
ing; better officials; a more representa
tive class of students playing the game;
and finally, a more wholesome concept
of inter-collegiate relations.
Bad Features Removed.
"High schools, academies, and een
colleges, which tabooed the old game a
few years ago, are now playing the new,
and it is safe to say that practically all
of such schools of any size and impor
tance are or will be in the new game.
The faculties of high schools, academies,
colleges and universities are now looking
upon the new game as of sufficient im
portance, without too much chance for
injury, to be admitted into the school
life side by side with the other lines of
. "Many bad features of the old game
and of the old game's regime have been
so far remoed from the new game as
justice applied to human affairs; that ,,avc Srat we'gut wM those now
tiie laws reasoning is the reasoning of
the unbiased, untrammeled, natural
5. "He is still the constant adviser
about petty and personal things for
which he is unwilling to charge a fee.
His views on politics and matters of
public interest are still sought and fol
lowed by those who arc not clear in
T'ie new Y. M. C. A. building has
been in the same uncompleted condition
now for over a year, and present con
ditions point to the same condition for
another year. If the new building
is ever to lie opened, why not make
tome effort in that direction?
With this week dawns a new era, at
least a new era to the sporting world.
The Chicago Cubs have the world cham
pionship pennant safelv tucked away
ind the baseball players have scattered
to the four winds. The big photographs
on the sporting pages now will lie of
the knights in the moleskins. King
Horsehide has stepped down and the
rival claimant, Pigskin, has succeeded
to the throne.
LVTERURIMX ELECTRIC RAIL
WAYS. The interurban electric railway has
come to stay. ,Tnt like the telegraph,
the telephone and the steam railway,
the interurban has made its presence
felt and has made a field for itself.
Time was when the farmer living
only a few miles from the city was
just as isolated as the farmer who
lived hundreds of miles from a city.
But times have changed. The advent
of the interurban electric lines has put
the country into closer touch with the
city and has made it possible for the
country resident to be just as little
isolated as his city brother. The inter-
Some of the magazines are waging
a campaign against English students
for their lack of knowledge of classical
literature. A campaign against the same
students for their lack of knowledge of
the fundamentals of good spellin" will
have more results and it will do the
students more immediate good.
A new era in the history of Colum
bia will begin when her two railroads
turn over a new leaf and begin a lively
contest as to which can best serve the
people of the city and the University.
If the "spirit rule" counts for anything,
the "Katy" has made a fine start.
The four great ages of history? Wie
the ages of the charcoal, the plume,
the pen and the typewriter, for these
are the makers of history. These alone
are mightier than the sword.
Subscription to the University Mis
sourian is $2 for the school term, .$1.25
a semester invariably in advance. Sub
in control of athletics in Missouri Val
ley. Inter-collegiate organization has
improved; old organizations which were
honeycombed with the old idea of 'win
at any cost' have been superseded by
those with the new concept of 'win if
possible but do so fairly.' In most eases
both" academic and collegiate manage
ment and control have given way to
larger and stronger organization in
which the faculty have the balance of
power. High standards of sportsman
ship and business methods have been
adopted. Old and corrupt organizations
have lieen taken over, their debts paid
and an efficient member of the faculty
placed at the helm.
"Three distinct lines of organization
are developing. The high schools and
academies arc organizing the State Inter-scholastic
Athletic Associations; the
smaller colleges of each state arc organ
izing State Inter-collegiate Conferences;
and the larger institutions of learning,
the universities, are combining into Dis
trict Conferences covering several states.
One of the larger organizations, which
lias been well organized for several
years, i, the Chicago Conference, whose
influence has been felt all over the
country, East and West. The smaller
bodies are following the lead of this old
er body; they are developing similar
rules and regulations, molding them
to fit their local conditions, yet keep
ing in mind the same high ideals and
Missouri Valley Conference.
"The latest organization of the West,
and one which bids fair to equal the
Chicago Conference, not only as to these
ideals and methods, but also as to
strength, size and importance, is the
Missouri Valley Conference. Its exist
ence dates from the spring of 1007, and
its memliers at present are the State
Universities of Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas
and Missouri, Drake University, Wash
ington University and Iowa State Col-
InfTA Mmnl nil C At 1 ,
"-b- -""";, in ui mese memoers being
located in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and
Missouri, with Kansas City the 'hub
of the wheel,' as is Chicago the geo
graphic and strategic center of the Chi
cago Conference. Already good results
have been achieved by this body and
greater things are anticipated. Another
great inter-collegiate track and field
meet is in process of development. This
meet is to be to the Missouri Valley
what the great Chicago and Philadelphia
meets are to their respective sections.
Inter-collegiate basketball and baseball
leagues are in embryo, and a football
league is a possibility.
"While the membership of this body
is at present limited to the institutions
above named, it hopes eventually to in
clude schools from Arkansas, Oklahoma
and even Colorado. All of these organi
zations are back of our game of football.
They believe in it and are giving the
game a proper place in college life. The
attitude of the faculty is changing. The
Chicago Conference, by its so-called
clean-up of 100."), demonstrated that the
evils of the game itself and those asso
ciated with it could not only be elimi
nated, but that by their elimination
the game itself could be bettered. Edu
cators now see the good in football and
recognize many strong points of educa
tional value and are working with the
students and athletic officials in con
tinually improving both the game and
its associations. We now have the fac
ulty liehind us pushing, not in front
barring the way.
The Revised Game.
"Coaches in this section of the coun
try took kindly to the revised game. It
gave them their desired opportunity to
show off, to develop their own game,
and to plan and exhibit new ideas of
offense and defense. The new game admit-
of such great possibilities that it
is safe to say the coaches will not again
fall into the old rut of 'doing as others
do.' The Yale, Harvard and Princeton
systems have collapsed, and each team
plays its own system as improved an
nually through experience. We now have
the kicking game; the passing game;
the solid, straight-playing game; the
open, daring running game; and games
combining all of these features and vet
not markedly superior in any one of
them. Each of these systems depends
largely upon the material at hand, but
more largely upon the ingenuity of the
coach. The open, fast running, daring
game, of course, demands fast backs
and ends; the kicking game, a good
boot' on the squad and fast ends; the
passing game, the modern 'forward-pass
artist; and the combination game de
mands all of the players along with nat
ural cunning and strategy both on the
part of the players and the coach. Spec
tators do not sit down to the old plug
ging style ot three and four years ago.
Something new is doing' at each game,
and the opposing team is 'generally
about as much at sea as to when and
how the '.something new' is coming as
are the spectators.
Individuality to Front.
"While the same degree of team work
must lie maintained in our new football
game, individuality is more to the front,
and especially is this true of the open
game. Injuries have lieen comparatively
tew and have generally resulted in com
plete recovery. When all institutions of
learning which place teams in the field
develop proper physical examination
facilities, then and then only will foot
ball accidents lie dropped to the mini
mum in character and number. Inves
tigation will prove that the great ma
jority of serious accidents come to those
physically unfit to enter such strenuous
combats. Students with physical ab
normalities should and must be barred
from this game, both for the sake of
the individual and for the game. If
those in control should demand that
each man before donning his suit must
pass such physical examination, they
would be doing more to rid the game
of the much-cried stigma of 'much worse
than prize-fighting'; they would be
doing more for football than they are
by slight modifications of the playing
"Football material in the Missouri
Valley compares favorably in quality to
that of the East. Much of the really
good material goes North and East and
that which remains is ofttimes green
and very poorly developed. With the
growing opportunities for the winning
of honors and the improved education
al facilities, we are now holding much
material which formerly went elsewhere.
Styles of Play.
"Iowa and Nebraska Universities,
with their heavy, lieefy teams, content
ed themselves with a heavy, crashing
game, alternated occasionally with kicks
and passes, and the system was very
satisfactory, at least so far as results
go. Kansas played the kicking game
almost exclusively, and played it well.
They had one of the greatest kickers
in the country around whom to center
their game. This man's punts averaged
not far from sixty yards. Missouri used
very effectively the forward-passing,
open-running trick game. Her forward
passes were more successful than those
of any other team in the West or
Southwest. Iowa State College played
a heavy game with the exception of one
or two clever forward-passes. Texas
University had the fastest back field of
the season, and used it to good advan
tage on wide end runs and on running
down passes and kicks.
"Defenses worked all the way from
an open delayed variety to the crash
ing and breaking up kind. Defense
seems to be more of a problem for the
coaches than offense, and the question
now bothering the minds of the de
velopers of football teams is as to how
they can best stop their opponents'.
When the tcn-vard rule came into force
football experts cried out that the of
fense would never consistently make
the distance. The- were wrong; with
the defense modified as it must be to
stop the passing and kicking game the
line was necessarily weakened with the
result that now ten yards does not look
any further or harder to gain than did
five yards under the old system, and
large score games are again becoming
common. The latest curtailment nut
on the forward-pass will not affect the
game in the West, as 'indiscriminate
passing of the ball' has not been in
dulged in by the Western teams.
THE Rev. Albert J. McCulIoch, of
Wray, Colo., founder of the M. 8.
U. Independent, writes to the De
partment of Journalism:
"The daily has more than met my
expectations. The tone is good. I could
wish there were more University items.
An alumnus, who has his own daily
newspaper, cares mainly for such items
in his college paper; but the general
news items must be of great help to
tiie student, who does not have a news
paper at hand. It is difficult to make
the same paper meet the needs of both
students and alumni. I would add my
praise to the many kind things said
about the University Missourian. May
complete success crown the Department
of Journalism and its dailv.
Joe McGregor, an alumnus of the
University of Missouri, now jud"e of
the Probate Court of Pulaski county,
writes from Waynesville, Mo.:
"I enclose herewith check for a
school -year subscription. I am very
much impressed with the benefits the
University will receive from the publi
cation of the Missourian and take this
method of showing my appreciation of
your advent into the field of journalism."
The University of Missouri offers a
unique feature in the establishnent of
what is lielieved to be a pioneer depart
ment for the training of journalists. The
department includes thorough instruc
tion in all the branches of newspaper
making, magazine and class journalism,
advertising and circulation. The new
department carries with it an assurance
of efficiency anil popularity. -West
Coast Trade, Tacoma, Washington.
Joseph B. McCabe, of the Boston Argus
Advocate, writes for copies of any pub
lications of the Department of Journal
ism of the University of Missouri and
"I am deeply interested in the School
of Journalism and approve of it hearti
ly. It is a step in the right direction.
I am confident it will prove a big success."
Prospects This Year.
"The 1908 season seems to lie opening
with an unusual degree of promise.
Many of the larger schools are already
claiming the best teams of their career,
and of course the resulting champion
ship. The claims are not wholly with
out foundation. Material seems more
abundant than ever; from six to twelve
veterans are returning to each school,
and the strong Freshmen elevens of 1007
are being drawn upon for excellent
players. Few changes in the coaching
forces are being made, the coaches of
1007, as a rule, having given great sat
isfaction in the majority of cases. Spec
tators now, in summing up a coach's
abilities, generally take into considera
tion the opportunities which were plac
ed at his disposal, the material at hand,
the degree of student and faculty sup
port, and the calibre of opposing teams
with which he came in contact. The
style of play will not be materially
changed. Each team is going about the
perfection of its own game. There are
indications of but one change, and that
a good one. Play will lie still more open
than for 'Ofl or 07. Coaches are going
to take greater chances on the offense
and less chances on defense.
"In many athletic fields new and add
ed seating capacity is being arranged,
and this is evidence of the increasing
popularity .of the game. The football
treasury having money to spare,
teams are being more elaborately
equipped to stand the punishments of
the game. Dealers in sporting goods
arc placing at the disposal of the man
agers playing paraphernalia which is
annually becoming better suited to its
purposes. Let us awake to the fact
that the game is about due; that when
the worlds baseball championship is set
tled there will still be something to
i . "..
iwi us uu uur toes until the sporting
editors begin their January guesses on
the baseball season of '09. Let the
college man have his three months of
publicity; thousands are ready for him."
publicity; thousands are ready for
C. N. HartweU, A. B., 1905, Q E B II,
Kappa Sigma, writes from St. James
School, Washington county, Md.:
"Please put my name on the mailing
list of the University Missourian. 1
am glad to see that the paper is at
last a reality. Best wishes for its.
Orno Strong, editor of the West Coast
Trade, of Tacoma, Washington, "a busi
ness paper for business people," writes:
"The editorial fraternity believes that
the Department of Journalism of the
University of Missouri is engaged in the
erection of a monument that will endure."
We have received several copies of
the University Missourian, a daily paper
published by the Department of Jour
nalism at the University. The paper
is excellent both in mechanical make
up and from the news standpoint.
t,He. VnlnitT Missourian invites contri
butions not to exceed 200 words, oa marten
.. n,T"s''"" Interest. The name of the
writer should accompany such letters, but win
JUl ?t Pr,ne1 nnless desired. The Univer
sity Missourian does not express approval nor
disapproval of these communications by print
Burns Stewart, B. S. in E. E.. 1903.
formerly with the Union Light and
Power Co. in St. Louis, is now in charge
of all the underground cable distri
bution for the Merchants Power Co.,
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
There ought to be more typewriters
in the University available to the stu
dents. The Students in .Tinirn.ilisni arc
the only ones allowed or encouraged
to typewrite manuscripts. Every man
or woman who goes into the business
world and cannot use a machine is
handicapped. At any time an expert
stenographer can get work to do and
many a young lawyer has found that
this talent tided him over starvation.
In these days of hurry more different
kinds of papers have to be typewrit
ten. No magazine will read a story or
article which is not typewritten. It
is an invaluable asset for any man or
woman. To equip its students to go
into the world, The University ought
to have at least two hundred machines
scattered over its buildings. Not only
would it be a great assistance to the
students, but half the numler of Fresh
man English profs need be employed.
C. C. Robinson, B. S. in E. E., 1904,
visited friends at the University last
week. He has lieen with the Telluride
Power Co., of Provo, Utah, and has
lately been put in charge of all the
plants of that company.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
It is generally admitted by men that
women are fools and one is inclined
to think so when one sees their servile
adoption of rediculous styles. Hats
these days are enormous and there is
no sign near of any change. These
millinery anomalies may be regarded
as becoming, but they arc out of all
proportion to the rest of the figure and
proportion is the first requisite ol
beaut-. Men would not wear them
because they are uncomfortable. Ju8'
fancy a man in a Merry Widow or its
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