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OUT 12 MINUTES
AFTER THE GAME
University Missourian Told,
Play by Play, the Story
of Tigers' Victory Over
DES MOINES PICTURES ONE
OF PUZZLES FOR READERS
How Students in Journalism
Twelve minutes after the whistle
Llew which ended the Missouri-Washington
foothall game Saturday after
noon, the University Missourian extras
telling in detail the story of the game,
with "sideline notes" and a descriptive
narrative, were being sold to the crowd
returning from Rollins Field.
At 4:35 p. m. the game was over;
in five minutes the "forms" were locked;
at 4:47 the returning spectators were
greeted "with a full description and
account of the game they had just left.
The exjtras made a hit everywhere.
During the rest of the afternoon and
evening more than COO were sold.
Couldn't Believe It.
As the first newsboys, their arms
full of papers, dashed up llitt street,
the shouts announcing them rang out
clearly and distinctly. A moment af
ter the leaders of the returning crowd
spied the form of the first "newsie,"
be was surrounded by eager buyers.
Many expressed surprise at the speed
-with which the University Missourian
had prepared the edition. To the un
itiated it appeared almost incredible.
Along the Broadway the extra met
-with a similar reception. One enter
prising "newsie" hurried over to
"Boodle's" with his supply and sold out.
As a part of the Washington team left
the "buss" in front of the Athens ho
tel, a "newsie" offered them extras
-which they declined.
Another man in Columbia did not
buy one. As the "newsie" waved a
copy in his face, the man shook his
head and branded the extra a fake, de
claring it impossible to publish an ac
count of the game in so short a time.
Newspaper Man's Praise.
E. V. Parrish, who "covered" the
.game for the St. Louis Republic, declar
ed that the extra would have been a
credit to any St. Louis newspaper in
Tespeet to speed, completeness, and gen
eral appearance. lie called it a remark
able "stunt" of the Department of Jour
nalism. The extra was illustrated with three
pictures of the Tigers in action taken
during the game with Drake at Des
Moines Nov. 7. Many erroneously sup
posed these were taken during the game
here, and several made wagers on that
Preparations for the extra were com
pleted long before the game. A special
telephone wire was strung from the
gridiron to the plant of the Stephens
Publishing Company at Broadway and
Hitt street, a mile away, where the
University Missourian is printed. A
telephone lwoth, especially constructed
for the occasion, having a glass front,
shelf on which the reporters wrote,
and a bench for them, was placed on
the north bleachers to house the tele
phone. Through the glass door the re
porters could ee the plays but were
not disturbed by the cheering while tele
phoning. How Game Was "Handled."
The Stephens' end of the wire was
-equipped with an operator's receiver and
was run into the building at a point
immediately beside a linotype machine.
Two reporters in the booth sent an
account of every play by telephone to
a student at the other end, who wrote
the words on a typewriter in front of
him, as fast as he received them. When
(he had written a few senences, ho
handed them to a linotype operator to
be set in type. During the second half
he "talked off" the plays directly to
the operaior, thus obtaining greater
.speed. Being himself an expert lino
type operator, he was able to "follow"
tiie other, thus preventing confusion.
By this method the plays were set in
type one and one half minutes after
they took place on the field.
Another student telephoned '.'sidc
line" notes consisting of short para
graphs about minor happenings on the
Held and in the "stands," which were
put into type by another linotype op
erator. Still another student hurried
ARNOLD GETS OUT
Editor of Herald Suddenly
Decides to Wed Miss
TELEPHONES FOR A MINISTER
Then Couple Depart Without
Charles Arnold, president and mana
ger of the Columbia Herald Newspaper
Company; got out a marriage extra
Saturday night, lie sprang a surprise
on his friends when he married Miss
Ethlynn Mitchell of 003 West Broad
way. It had been supposed by intimate
friends of the young people that they
were engaged but no one knew when
they were to be married. At 8 o'clock
Saturday evening, Mr. Arnold telephoned
for a minister. The Rev. M. L. Thomas
hurried to the home of the bride's pa
rents and at 9:13 o'clock, the young
people were united in marriage. They
departed on the 11:28 Katy train, leav
ing friends and relatives guessing at
their probable destination.
The excuse Mr. Arnold sent to the
Department of Journalism was: "You'll
have to excuse me a few days for I
have married a wife."
Christian College Girl.
The bride is the only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Mitchell and was
graduated from Christian College in
1900. She attended the University of
Missouri the following year but was
forced to leave school because of ill
The bridgegroom was reared near
Ashland, Mo., and has been connected
with the Columbia Missouri Herald for
the last three years. lie was graduated
from the Univerity of Missouri College
of Art and Science and is at present a
student in the Department of Journal
ism. After a honej'moon of a week or so.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold will make their
home in Columbia, probably at the home
of the bride's parents.
Students Are Looking for New Quarters
as Result of Hallowe'en
Student roomers at a certain 'house
on South Sixth street are looking for
new quarters as a result of a Hallowe'en
prank. Their time is out and the land
lord has denied them further residence.
The house, because of a joke, got the
name of "Wigwam" and "Teepee." On
Hallowe'en the boys procured a can of
white paint and as they didn't know
whether to paint on the roof "Wigwam"
or "Teepee" put both up. They got no
tice the next day.
A yell has been composed by the
"indians" in honor of the house, which
has these stirring lines:
"Wosky! wow! wow! skiny! wee! wee!
ASHLAND BUGLE IS
TOOTING DESPITE FIRE
It's Being Printed in Room Fifteen Feet
Only one toot of the Ashland Bugle
has been missed since the robbery
and fire at Ashland destroying the
In the issue which arrived Satur
day cap I's were conspicuous by their
absence, and although the paper had
a good dress, there was unmistakable
evidence that it had been published
under unusual difficulties.
The office is now located in the
front room of a residence on the
main street of Ashland and occupies
lo15 feet in space. A 10x15 in. job
press prints one page at a time.
Catholics in Session.
By United Press.
CHICAGO, Nov. 16. Two thousand
delegates attended the opening session
of the first American Catholic Mis
sionary Congress here today. Seven
archbishops, fifty-one bishops, ejght
mitred bishops and nine hundred
priests make the largest gathering
of Catholic clergy in the history of the
country. Archbishop Quigley, of Chi
cago, and Archbishop Falconio, the
Papal delegate, made the principal
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1908.
HOW "MIZZOU"' RESPONDED
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THIS is a snapshot photograph made at Des Moines Nov. 7 during the Missouri-Drake
game, showing the Tigers holding their opponents on a line
buck. It is a remarkable "action" photograph, and this cut was made
from it without retouching or painting the original.
This was one of three pictures used to illustrate the University Missou
rian football extra edition Saturday. It looked so much as though it might
have been taken duiing the game here that some "rooters" laid bets that it
Hin Wong Remains in Room,
and Club Adopts
1 1 in Wong, a Chinese student in jour
nalism at the University of Missouri,
is mourning the death of the Emperor
of China, which was announced in the
University Missourian last Friday even
ing. The oriental students gave a tea
at the room of one of the members
Friday evening, but llin Wong would
not attend, and since he received word
of the serious illnes of his ruler, he
has not attended classes in the Uni
versity, remaining in his room.
At the meeting of the Cosmopolitan
Club Friday evening, resolutions were
unanimously adopted, expressing sorrow
for the death of the Emperor, and hopes
that the government of that country
would continue in its present pacific
policies under the wise leadership of
the dowager Empress of China.
RUMOR SAYS EMPEROR
WAS SLOWLY POISONED
It is generally believed that the death
of China's Emperor was due to slow
poisoning. The fact that his death oc
curred at the psychological moment to
pi event disorders arising over the suc
cessorship. also lends color to the preva
The present Chinese outlook is re
garded as peaceful, but it is believed
that there will be serious disorders if
the Chinese Regent attempts advanced
ISN'T FOOTBALL YARN
Weather Is to Be Fair Tonight and
Tuesday, According to the Official
In the struggle between the Sun
beams and Raindrops the latter were
greatly outweighed' and ultimately over
whelmed. The Sunbeams are now in
excellent physical condition and are ex
pected to be victorious in the struggle
The oflicial report is as follows:
"Fair tonight and Tuesday. Rising tem
perature Tuesday." The temperature at
7 a. m. was 20 and at 2 p. m., 4S.
WATER COLORS ARE NOW
ON EXHIBITION HERE
Seventy American Painters Represented
in io6 Canvasses.
The water color exhibit, under the
auspices of the Art Lovers Guild of
Columbia, opened yesterday afternoon
in the Museum of Classical Archaeol
ogy. The paintings include 100 different
works of about seventy American paint
ers. Prominent among the number are
works by Childe Hassam, Charles War
ren Eaton and Carlton G. Chapman.
The exhibit is being shown in the
principal museums of the country, Mis
souri being the only University to ob
tain it. The display will be here a
month, closing Dec. 13. It is open ev
ery day from 8 to 12 in the morning
and from 2 to 0 in the afternoon and on
Sunday afternoons from 2 to C.
Dean Waters to Washington.
Dean H. J. Waters departed Satur
day for Washington. D. C, to attend a
meeting of representatives of agricul
tural colleges and experiment stations
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PAID THE FIDDLER
BUT DIDN'T DANCE
Freshmen "Aggies" Butt
Joke by "Sophs" of
'"The time, the place, and the girl"
were all there in fact everything was
there except the music and the crowd.
This was the experience of several
Freshman '"farmers" of the University
of Missouri at a dance (?) last Sat
urday evening in a new barn recently
constructed on the State Farm.
Tt was a joke, and it happened this
Since the annual barn warming by the
students in the Agricultural Depart
ment, to which the Freshman "farmers"
were not invited, the Freshmen have
been clamoring for a dance which they
might attend. Their clamors became so
loud that the Sophomores arranged a
dance for them.
They collected sixty-five cents from
each of the Freshmen, and after seeing
that all were provided with girls, hid
in the vicinity of the new barn Sat
urday evening and .awaited develop
ments. Soon a couple appeared, then an
other, until there were a dozen couples
at the dark and forbidding barn, which
was found to be securely locked. Not
until they heard a suppressed giggle
from a concealed Sophomore did the
Freshmen realize that they were the
subjects of a joke.
PRAISES FOR DR. HILL
BY CORNELL FACULTY
Resolutions Adopted Expressing Good
Will for Missouri's President.
The following resolution was passed
by the faculty of the Arts and Sci
ences Department of Cornell University,
"The faculty of the College of Arts
and Sciences desire to record their high
appreciation of the services rendered
by Dr. A. Ross Hill as professor of
Education and Dean of the College. By
his courtesy and fairness as well as by
his intelligent counsel, Prof. Hill gained
the confidence and respect of his col
leagues .who gladly -join in extending
to him their best wishes for his success
in his new field of work."
SIX HUNDRED AT "EXAM
All But Two Departments of the
The biggest "exam" ever given at the
University of Missouri was held Satur
day morning at 9 o'clock in the audito
rium and basement.
The examination was taken by more
than COO students. Every department
in the University was represented ex
cept the Medicine and Law departments.
It was an examination in Freshman
English. The classes in this study are
the largest in the University, as Eng
lish is required in every department ex
cept Law and Medicine.
Dr. Dey's Mother Dead.
The mother of Dr. William M. Dey,
instructor in Romance Languages at the
University of Missouri, died lat night
in Norfolk, Va., after a week's illness.
Dr. Dey departed last night for Nor
folk, and will be absent several days.
A Very Young Ellis.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Ellis of Kansas
City announce the birth of a son Nov.
14. Mrs. Ellis was Miss Grace Heibel
of this city .and Mr. Elli is a grad
uate of the Universitv of Missouri.
Dr. Monilaw and Cayou Both
Think the Tigers Must
INDIAN IS CHEERFUL LOSER
Says Missouri Can't Defeat
Kansas in Its Present
Coach Monilaw said after the game
Saturday: "While I was well pleased
with the result of the game, there were
times when I was much disappointed
with the work done by the men. Our
interference, at times, was ragged, and
the work of the linemen on the defense
When asked about the Kansas-Nebraska
game, Dr. Monilaw said: "1
was much surprised at the game. It
showed the great strength of the Kan
sas line. I understand the game was
won on straight football. I hardly
think that we can win from Kansas
by straight football, but our forward
passing will win the game if nothing
goes wrong before Thanksgiving Day."
Coach Cayou said: "The boys all
played well. They played hard and
were game from start to finish; every
man did his best. We did not expect
such an overwhelming defeat but con
sidering the great odds in weight
against my men it is not surprising that
the score was large."
Asked how he thought Missouri would
compare with Kansas Coach Cayou said:
"It is hard to tell anything about how
the teams will line up Thanksgiving
Day. I think, however, that Kansas'
hack-field is much better and faster than
the Tigers' and I think the Tigers han
dle the ball poorly. They are slow and
fumble too much. They will find Kan
sas weighs more than Washington and
it will take better foothall than Mis
souri played Saturday to beat Kansas."
FROM POST OFFICE
"Yeggmen" Are Thought to
Be Responsible for
By United Press.
SOUTH BEND. Ind., Nov. 10. Chief
Wilkie of the Secret Service is expected
here today to head the search for the
robbers who got $18,000 from the post
office. The authorities lay the crime
to Chicago '"yeggmen" who have been
at work in this section.
The robbers tunneled through a wall
of an adjoining store. Every move
shows they were experts. Their booty
was greater than .it any other post
ofiice robbery in the West except at
Chicago several years ago.
ACROSS OCEAN, LOST
Three Occupants of Basket in Peril of
Dy United Press.
L0S ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 16. The
balloon America landed today near Her
mosa beech. All the occupants are safe.
By United Pres.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 1C Every
ship along the coast has been asked
to search for the missing balloon Am
erica carrying Captain MuIIer, J. K.
Hutchinson and a staff correspondent ot
the United Press.
The balloon, which started yesterday
in an effort to reach the Atlantic ocean,
was swept out over the Pacific ocean.
No trace of it has been found and it
is feared the men are lost. The pilot
of the balloon United States did not
start because of the adverse wind.
R. M. Hockaday Here.
Rollins M. Hockaday, of Kansas City,
was in Columbia today. Mr! Hockaday
is a graduate of the University of Mis
souri, son of the late I. O. Hockaday
and grandson of the late Major James
S. Rollins, father of the University of
R. A. Smith, a junior in the law de
partment, has been called to his home
in Atlantic, la., to attend the illness
of his mother.
OPEN TO TIGERS
Victory Over Washington U.
By 40 to 0 and Nebraska's
Defeat Leaves Kansas As
Onlv Obstacle Now.
GAME HERE IS A WALKOVER;
BRILLIANT INDIVIDUAL WORK
Alexander, Nee, Driver and
Wilder Are Brightest
Now for Kansas!
Missouri's victory over Washington
University Saturday by 40 to 0 and
the defeat of Nebraska at the hands
of Kansas gives the Tigers the Mis
souri Valley championship if they beat
the strong Kansas team.
Kansas' victory over Nebraska was
one of the surprises of the year, and
the result somewhat dampened the en
thusiasm aroused by the Tigers' vic
tory over Washington.
Washington was outclassed by the
Tigers in every department of the game.
End runs, and line bucks were used
repeatedly for large gains, and the for
ward pass was worked "to a frazzle."
Three times Nee, who played a star
game, went over for a touchdown, twice
carrying the ball on a forward pass
from Alexander, and once Using the
ancient criss-cross to gain the necessary
Nee's Brilliant Run.
Alexander, Nee, Driver, and Wilder
were the stars for Missouri, and Death
erage engineered the game skill
fully; while Rodenberg. Bock and Cast
len played tlie game for Washington.
The most brilliant individual play
of the game was Nee's sixty-five yard
run for a touchdown, dodging and
throwing off nearly the entire Wash
ington team. He made two other spec
tacular runs of forty and twenty-five
yards. Another spectacular feature of
the game was Graves' sixty-yard run.
Getting the ball on the kick-off, "Tub
by" ran to Washington's fifty-yard line,
dodging the entire Pikcway aggregation,
throwing off three tacklcrs on his way.
Alexander, Driver, Deatherage, and
Wilder repeatedly circled the Washing
ton ends for long gains.
Poor at Line Bucks.
The Tigers showed up poorly when
it came to line smashing and several
times they were held for downs, using
mass plays against a line they out
weighed nearly twenty pounds to the
Bluck was expected to do great work
in the line, but he failed to show up
with the rest of the team, and he was
taken out of the game, Gove replacing
him. On account of Bluck's poor work,
he may not be used against Kansas.
The main weakness of the Washing
ton eleven was in its ends, and it did
not take the Tigers long to find this
out. Washington failed to gain through
the Tiger line, and around the end,
making their downs only once during
the entire game. That was done when
they caught the Tigers napping and
used the forward pass for a gain of
13 yards. This happened only once.
With the exception of a stiff wind
from the West, the day was ideal for
football. A slight snow had fallen dur
ing the night, but the field was swept
clean in the morning.
"Rooters" for Washington.
For the first time this year the op
posing team brought with them a dele
gation of "rooters."' They 'at in the
south bleachers and sent the Washing
ton war cry over the gridiron whenever
the enthusiastic Tiger "rooters" gave
them an opportunity.
The Washington team was the first
on the field, and made but a poor show
ing alongside the Tigers, who appeared
a fow minutes later in their new blan
kets. As the Mis-ouri team trotted on the
field, the sun, which had remained 1k;
hind the clouds during the entire day,
burst forth and Hooded the gridiron
with light. This was taken as a good
omen by the supporters of the Old Gold
The Game in Detail
Washington won the toss and chose
to defend the West goal, having the
wind at their backs. Bluck kicked off
for Missouri to Washington's twenty-five-yard
line, where the ball was re
covered by the Tigers when Washington
failed to gain in three downs. Death
erage fumbled for a loss of ten yards
(Continued on Third Pace.)
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
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