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1. University Missourian
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1908.
An evening newspaper published at Columbia,
Me., every school.lay by the Department of
Journalism of the University
Entered at the poMoffice at Columbia, Mo., as
second-class mail matter.
SUBSCRirnOX-Inrnrlably in Advance:
By Mall or Carrier:
School Year, $2.00; Semester, $1.2G.
Single Copies, Two Cent.
HERE IS EXPLANATION OF WABASH PROMISES
OF BETTER SERVICE AND NEW COLUMBIA STA 1 1UW
Office Room D, Academic Hall, University ot
Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Department office. 377.
Newsroom. 271 and 714.
Only Approved Advertising Accepted.
Kates on Application.
Address all communications to
Nov. 0. Football, Seniors against Fresh
men, 4. p. m.
Cosmopolitan Club, Ladies
Nov. 7. Football, Juniors against Soph
omores, 4 p. m.
M. S. U. Debating Club, Room
53, Academic IlrJl.
Athenaean Literary Society.
Scientific Association, Physics
lecture room, 7:30 p. m.; sub
Nov. 14. Football Missouri vs. Wash
ington. Athenaean Literary Society.
Nov. 19. Lecture by George Z. T.
Nov. 21. Athenaean Literary Society.
Not. 25. 4 p. m. to Nov. 30, at 8 a. m.
Dec. 4. Lecture, John T. McCutcheon,
Dec. 18. Lecture, Lorado Taft, Auditorium.
tTABASH-PAST AD PRESENT.
The Wabash station at Columbia is
.onfessedly inadequate and unsanitary.
The Wabash rolling stock on the Co
lumbia brarch is admittedly filthy, dis
reputable and insufficient. The Wabash
thus far declines to remedy these con
ditions. Some improvement came of the Wa
bash train sen ice when competition
threatened JaP "traflic. Some im-
le Wabash track
lumbia, diissouki, Tuesday, October 27, 19
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WABASH RECEIPTS HERE
ARE $14,700 A MONTH
fcrage Ticket Sales. $5,200i Average
sight foilecuona, ov3v, ww vjucjbw
"V;int Auora new o;ouon
Railroad Heedless of Demand
by City Attorney Rothwell
for Crossings Over Tracks
in Machir Place.
STATION HERE UNSANITARY,
W. B. NOWELL TELLS BODY
Efforts During Year to Stir
Corporation to Action
ouneement that the Missouri,
Jexas railroad Aill build a
y .Columbia, alAUie cora-
k railroad oflfjals that
the Columbia branch for the six
Z-STFn averare 01 vo a aay. m;
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TheTaverage number of ikm -fy
THE USE OF THE AUTOMOBILE.
The recent Vanderbilt Cup automobile
race which was won by an American
built car in the record breaking time
of sixty-four miles an hour, is an ex
ample of what the new distance defier
The automobile is a necessity for
quick transportation, in localities that
are not readied by train or by the in
terurban electric railways. Especially
is this being proven true by political
speakers and candidates for offices, who
find it necessary to go from township
to township, over roads that are hun
dreds of miles from anv railroad.
In case of illness the physician's run
about is able to carry him to his patient
before any possible complications can
set in. As a lire lighter the automobile
is taking the place of the tried and true
horse in all large foreign cities and in
many American cities. Large depart
ment stores have done away with the
old-time deliver- wagon and their place
has been taken by automobiles.
In time of war, the automobile could
be used as a quick transporter of troops,
and as such it is now used by the Ger
man armj- in all their military maneu
vers. At present the most important and
widespread Use of the automobile is as
a pleasure vehicle and as such it brings
joy and pleasure unto the thousands
who arc able to own one, and joy to
the thousands who occasionally have
the opportunity to ride in an automo
bile. But the age of the automobile hain't
arrived yet. The invention is yet in
its infancy. The possibilities of the au
tomobile will only be discovered in years
to come, when the price of what is now
a luxury, will place it within the reach
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STUDENTS in the Department of
Journalism at the University of
Missouri had a valuable practical
illustration of the power of the press
in the outcome of the publicity cam
paign conducted by the University Mis
sourian for better Wabash sen-ice on
the Columbia branch.
As a result of these publications,
General Manager Miller and Vice-President
Delano have personally pledged
themselves to the University Missourian
that new rolling stock will replace the
passenger coaches on the branch, and
that a new station will be built here as
soon as a deal for a site, now under
way, can be consummated.
The University Missourian publica
tions so aroused public sentiment that
the Wabash business on the Columbia
branch fell off appreciably, and the
railroad could no longer afford to ijniore
the demands for better service.
The promises of improvements were
brought about through the force of pub
lic sentiment, expressed through the col
umns of the Missourian.
The publications about the Wabash
service began Oct. 7, after W. B. Xowell
had complained to the City Council that
Wabash officials ignored City Attorney
Rothwell, and that they refused to build
two crossings hi Machir place, a subdi
vision in which Mr. Xowell is financially
interested. The charge that the rail
road ignored a city official of Columbia
was so serious as to merit investiga
tion. In that connection, reporters for
the University Missourian gathered
facts regarding the Wabash service and
aliout Wabash prolits in Columbia,
showing that its receipts here at 14,
700 a month.
Figures were set forth as to the av
erage monthly receipts for freight, for
passenger ticket, and as to the num
ber of passengers daily on the Columbia
branch for one week. It was shown
that the Columbia branch of the Wa
bash railroad is the richest stretch of
track in the system, from the stand
point of profits, and that in spite of
this it is the most poorly equipped.
The last publication in this connec
tion was Oct. 27, when the specific
items of Wabash receipts here were told.
The promises of improvements were
made Oct. 31.
Students did the larger part of the
work in gathering these facts, and the
cartoons printed were drawn by a stu
dent. The work was of practical value
in their course of training for journal
THE Young Men's Christian A2
the season's lectures which SJ
the "School of Journalism" course ait?
Twenty-third Street headquarter, 3'
also at the Bedford branch in Brooki
The lessons will continue in both ehu
until April, 1909, and there can be"
loubt that the movement will rmH
lilrrlilv lionnC.Inl 4 11.. -i . ITS
..0..V .. lW Ul. 5lU(Ient8 a
themselves of the opportunity to lea
the practical side of newspaper-nau
in all its ramifications. aj
In Manhattan the speakers win
chide Melville E. Stone, nenpr.1 -
ager of tlJe Associated Press; ask a!
uu.uuiBiier o! me iJoston Jo.
nai, xiuiuueipma limes, WaaauurtaJ
Times and Baltimore Xews; HraryL
Stoddard, editor of the Evening Mafl
J. E. Hardenburgh, manager of
Xew York City Xews Bureau, and Joa
A. Sleicher, editor and publisher of Lea.
lie's Weekly. It is expected the eonr
will prove valuable to amateur jounjaj.
ists. iranK u. isianchard, managfe.
editor of Printer's Ink, will be in 5
charge of the instructive series. Snek
subjects as "The Organization of a
Xewspaper Office," "Sources of Newi
"The City Editor and His Staff;" hW
to Write a Xews Story," "How a Be
porter Covers an Assignment" and maay
similar topics will be included in tie
program which has been prepared.
Students in both Y. M. C. A. braneKi.
will be assigned to "cover" current hah.
penings, such as fire-,, political meeting
lectures and conventions. They also will
be required from time to time to write
special articles, "human interest" sto
ries, editorials, criticisms of plays and
book reviews. The aim in all cases will
be to provide a good working basis for
the sale of stones and ideas to the newa.
papers and magazines.
Arthur Bennington, assistant editor
of the Xew York World, will be the chief
instructor in the Bedford Avenue
branch. He will be assisted by many
men prominent in journalism, including
Alexander Black, Sunday editor of the
World; Clifton H. Levy, "freelance';
Don C. Seitz, business manager 'of ike
World; W. O. Inglis, of Harper's Week
ly; Charles A. Bridge, formerly niirkt
city editor for many papers, now man
aging editor of the Parker & Bridge
Publicity Bureau; Arthur F. J. Cranda
news editor of the Evening Post, aa&
Thomas J. Vivian, foreign editor of the
Xew York American. Arthur Brisbane,
editor of the Xew York Journal, and
Frank A. Munsey also have promised
to speak. The lectures to be Dresentei
are similar to those of the Twenty-
third Street course. They include such
timely topics as "What Sort of Article
to Offer Xewspapers" and "Ideas: Most
Marketable of All Things."
Criticisms of President James hare
led the Illinois University Senate, com
posed of the entire body of professor,
to pass resolutions in his defense.
could be held for those who do not
dance. R. j$.
(The University Missourian lnrltea contri
butions, not to exceed 200 words, on matter!
of Cnlrerslty Interest. The name of the
writer should accompany such letters, but will
not be printed unless desired. The Unlrer
siry Missourian does not express approval nor
disapproval of these communications by orbit
For many years experts have been
engaged in devising methods to reduce
cotton-stalks to paper. Should this
invention prove a success it would nican
a great reduction in the price of paper
and the saving of a valuable and useful
material, the cottonstalk, which is a
source of annoyance to the cotton
grower at present. The price of paper
would be reduced for three reason, the
large supply of raw material, the cheap
ness of production of the raw material
and the fine quality of pajK-r manu
factured from the fiber. These three
important advantages of cottonstalk
paper would soon drive the wood-pulp
paper off the market.
Bachelors in Germany will watch the
next session of the diet with much in
terest as the government proposes to
introduce a bill to tax" bachelors. The
government proposes to differentiate
taxation by imposing greater burdens
on bachelors and married men without
childien, and lighten the burdens of
the heads of families by deducting
20, for every child, from the incomi
tax on incomes not exceeding $2,000.
A long walk into the country on a
Sunday afternoon does far more good
than the same time spent in study or
sleep. The exercise and fresh air purify
thc blood and clear the brain.
More battles in politics, athletics and
war are lost from ovcreonfidence than
from any other cause. It weakens will
power and chills enthusiasm.
Wanted: Fighting Spirit.
To the Editor of tie University Missourian:
Missouri undoubtedly has the mate
rial for a championship football team
this fall. With ten former "M" men
and an abundance of such other men
as Bluck, Gilchrist, Ewing, Wilder, Rob
erts, Gove, etc., it seems that no team
in the Missouri Valley should defeat
the Tigers, if in proper physical condi
tion and properly coached. The coaches
must not only drill plays into their men,
but they must also put lots of cin-'er
and fight into them. If they do nothing
but gently caress their men, brush mud
off their suits, and sponge their faces
between halves, as if they were a bunch
of babies, the men cannot be expected
to return and even tip matters in the
Last year, Princeton counted 11
points to Yale's 0 in the first half of
their big game. The Yale coaches
"jumped" on their team with "all fours"
between the halves, told them they had
disgraced their 'Varsity and themselves,
and added a few other complimentary
remarks with the result that the Bull
dogs tore the Tigers to pieces in the
second half and won the game, 12 to
II. This kind of spirit is needed to win
A LOYAL ROOTER.
Should Vote Here.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
The students who cannot afford to go
home to vote should be allowed to vote
in Columbia for the state and national
officers, and amendments to the con
stitution. They would not object to be
ing deprived of a vote for local and
county officers. R
F. M. M(
For Department Pin.
To the Editor of the UnlTersIty Missourian:
Why not have as the Department pin
of the School of Journalism an old
fashioned quill pen upon and joining the
letters "U. Mo."? U. Mo. is preferable
to U. M. since it cannot be mistaken
lor the University of Michigan or Min
nesota, o. R.
Again, the Lecture Course.
To the Editor of the UnlTersIty Missourian:
One glancing over the audience at one
of the numbers on the Lecture Course
will notice that most of the influential
members of faculty and student body
are in attendance. Perhaps the indiffer
ence to the lecture course is caused by
the scarcity of good students.
M. MOTTER, a prominent alum-
and now Secretary of the
Motter Mfg. Co!. Chicago.
compliments the University Missourian
"ft is my opinion that aside from its
practical value to the students in the
Department of Journalism nothing is
issued from the University more pleas
ing to the alumni or better calculated
to keep them in touch with University
allairs. You will please send the paper
to me for one year. I should like to
have the back numbers giving in detail
the account ot the Iowa-Missouri foot
ball game, and when you write up tae
Mi-souri-Kansas game I trust you will
not need to use any space in explain
ing "how it happened."
them. The copies I have seen compare
with other college dailies to the det
riment of the others."
To the Editor of the UnlTersIty Missourian:
More important to the student than
the election of a President would be
the announcement that dances would be
held in Academic Hall twice a month
By such dances the number of the
student's acquaintances would be dou
bled. Hay rides or guessing parties
What Did You Bring?
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
An examination of the suit cases
brought back by first voters n..i.i
show apples, pears, candy, etc., and not
a single school book or article of cloth-ine-
EWSPAPERDOM says in its issue
of Oct. 29: "The University Mis
sourian is a four-paire 15x22 news
paper that is most excellent typograph
ically. It is published every school day
in the year, and the annual subscrip
tion price is $2. Single copies are two
cents. It is clean. intornQKrw. .i
bright. At present, it ram'no i,n(
page of advertising. Although this is
the first number, a paragraph in the
paper assures us that it used to be pub
lished under its present title thirty
seven years ago, and Eugene Field was
its first editor. The new University
Missourian has all the earmarks of suc
W. HARRIS, B. S. in E. E..J0S:
E. E., '07, writes from Pinole.
Cal., as follows:
"Please send to the address of Har
ris & Rice, Pinole, Cal., your daily pa
per for the coming term. If it is not
asking too much I would appreciate
as many back copies as you can spare.
Congratulations upon the success nn,l
appearance of your good newsy paper."
C. M. Barnes, '93, now nronn'otnr f
the Barnes Store Co., Marston. Mo..
"Have received several conies nf !,
University Missourian and eonsuW u
an enterprise worthy of encouragement
by the alumni. Please send mo .,
paper as I desire to keep informed on
t..e amietic situation. I am always
pleased to eucouraire anv- mni- li
having for its purpose the advancement
ui our Alma Mater."
At Princeton George B. McClellan,
LL. D., was elected Stafford Little lec
turer on public affairs. This lectureship
formerly was held by President Cleveland.
Yale has just published a complete
director- of her living graduates. Of
24,040 graduates, 14,093 are now living.
About 150 die each year at an average
age of sixty-one, and nearly 800 are
added by graduation.
Trinity College has renamed East and
West Divinity halls, calling them Ed
wards Hall and Taylor Hall respectively-
The first is named for Jonathan
Edwards, the second for Xathaniel Tay
lor, long a Professor in the school.
Several large schools, including Har
vard, Cornell and Pennsylvania, have
organized guilds of athletics. They pro
vide a meeting place lor better athletes. .-
graduate and undergraduate, and are -
taking high rank as semi-social orga " ,
Writing from Independence, Mo.,
Llewellyn Jones, Attorney and Counsel
lor at Law, says:
"I have received se-ernl a!,w i..
of the University Missourian, which 1
ave enjoyed very much, and am glad
SS1 " -V0"r ,ist "giilar
The University of Utah has just
received a gift of SO,000. Mrs. Jennie
H. Thompson, the donor, of Salt lake
City, desires that the income from the
fund be used to found memorial schol
arships for her son, a former student
"I suppose," said the society baby to
its nurse, "that my inclination at pres
ent is due to the influence of heredity."
"In what way do your inclinations
tendt" asked the nurse, politely.
"I want," said the society baby, "to
give a bawl." Baltimore American.
H- M. HOFFMAX, recently a stu
dent of the law department of the
University of Missouri, writes un
der a lead of Maplwood, Mo.:
"Please enter my name on tho k.
scription list of the University Missou-
nan-tnc new daily. If it ;3 po
I would like to have the back m.mw,
so I can preserve a complete file of
J. Ben Hill still a loyal Missourian,
untes from Ithaca, X. Y., in the fol
"Please mail the dniK- :..-.
to my address. I am .n m i.., .
":.. win interest me."
"Did your friend make a hit at the
Miserables' in a hmr.,1
..,,.. -Kansas City Journal.
At Collimhin TTnitrnrai v iho commit- Vl
tee on student emnlovment has comoilrf
figures on the cost of a year's living,
as follows: .
Low, $472; average, $700; liberal, 1898 -'$
The average is about $100 higher than
at Harvard, Yale or Vassar.
We Can't Escape.
"Looks to me like Xature attends t
keeping the money in circulation."
"As to how?"
"Well, there's the spring hat, the snnt
mer vacation, the fall gown and Christ
Snhai'intinn 4 xi TTit-tiorf MnT
SOUR1AN is $-2 fni- flio cpTinnl term. U'
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