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TO I C.
Fraternity Men Backing the
Movement to Charter
TO LEAVE M'BAINE TUESDAY
Round Trip Fare for 300
Passengers Would Be
Fraternity ini'ii of the University of
Missouri are backing a plan to induce
one of tin- steamboat eompanies of St.
Louis to run a boat excursion on the
Mi ouri river to the Thanksgiving Day
loothall game at Kansas City.
The proposition has been submitted
to the Diamond Jo line, which operates
steamboats letveen St. Louis and St.
l'.iul; the Eagle Packet Company and
the Kansas City Transportation and
teainship Company, which owns the
".'luMer. Students who are ln-hind the
plan are ready to guarantee $7.0 to
the company running the excursion.
This means that at least 300 round
trip fares of $2.0 each would be nec-i-ssjry
to insure the success of the plan.
Rate May Be Cheaper.
If more than 300 go, the rate prob
ably would be reduced in proportion,
though details of the plan have not been
It is planned to have the boat leave
Mcllainc Tuesday morning. Nov. 24, in
time to arrive in Kansas City the morn
ing of the game. The boat would have
to tie up at night, as the government
lias no signal lights in the Missouri
as it has in the Mississippi river. Re
turning, the boat would leave Kansas
City Thursday night or Friday morn
ing. The Spread Eagle, which it is possible
may be obtained for the excursion, can
accommodate 1,000 passengers and the
Chester about 800.
Few Could Get Staterooms.
Only about 80 staterooms are avail
able and if the excursion is run most
of the passengers will have to sleep in
-ots or roll up in blankets in the cabins.
Warren If. Orr, who was formerly in
the service of the Diamond Jo line, is
conducting the negotiations with the
Most of the boats available for an
excursion of the sort planned are now
in winter quarters in St. Louis and
several days would be required to get
one up to McBaine.
The excursion, if arranged, will be
open to any football "rooters" from
CALLS "FRAT" MEMBERS
Dean Deed of Michigan Scores College
Dean Deed of the literary department
of the University of Michigan made an
attack on college fraternities before the
State Teachers' Association Saturday.
His speech was entitled ''Intellectual
"Musical organizations and athletic
vlulw are foci for dissolute and disor
derly hangers-o'n," said the Dean,
-while the fraternity organizations
might be one of the most powerful in
struments for good influence and scholar
ly work, yet, as they exist at present,
their influence is all thrown in the direc
tion of interests which arc not academic.
"I hae suflicient proof of this. Last
February twenty-three men from the
literary department and seven from the
department of engineering were dis
missed from the university for incom
petence. Of these seven were still in
Ann Arlor. most of them living in fra
ternity houses as late as the month of
May. Prominent members of some of
the fraternities came and implored me to
help rid them of this class of fellows.
"Not only this, but two or three fra
ternities had men boarding in their
houses who made no pretence of attend
ing classes! and who had not even regis
tered in the university. These condi
tions I have found existing in every uni--.ersity
I have visited. The only way to
get rid of these intellectual hoboes is
summary dismissal. My statements can
all be definitely substantiated."
"Ad" Club at Illinois U.
A movement is on foot to start an
advertising club at Hlinois. The object
of the club will be to stimulate students
to take up advertising as a profession
and to obtain the co-operation of the
Associated Advertising Clubs of Amer
ica, for the benefit of those students
MUSIC DIRECTOR WHO
TALKED AT ASSEMBLY
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Prof. W. II. Pommer.
PROF. W. H. POMMER
DISSECTS A SONG
Says Every Student Should
Know the Rudiments
W. IL Pommer, professor of Music
in the University of Missouri, dissected
a song this morning at assembly. He
showed exactly what elements go to
make up a song and how they are com
posed, using the song "Marguerite" of
his own composition, words by T. B.
In speaking of his experience in writ
ing the song, Mr. Pommer said:
"I was guided entirely by my feel
ing. I read the first line of the poem,
and the music came naturallv. It ex
pressed my feelings. It expressed how
the poem affected me."
In speaking of Music for University
students, Prof. Pommer said:
"No student should leave a university
without taking at least one course in
music. He should take at least enough
to understand how music is made. He
need not sing a note unless he so de
sires, but he should be able to know
music when he hears it."
Prof. Pommer has set a number of
T. 15. Aldrich's poems to music, among
them being, Glamouri, Nocturne, and
cjong from the Persian.
Polk Miller and His Negro
"De good book say Cain kill Abel,
lilt 'im In de liaid with de laig of a table."
So sang Polk Miller's jolly negro
quartette before a convulsed audience
in the auditorium of the University of
Missouri last night.
The little round tenor on the end
rolled his eyes and beat time with his
foot; the tall solemn tenor next him
opened his mouth until the "gallery
gods" held to their chairs to keep from
falling in; the first bass with a white
test and dignity becoming his dress
poured forth sonorous tones; while the
short bass on the end ducked his head,
looked at the audience from the corners
of his slit eyes, and fairly growled.
Did they sing? Well, you should
have heard the audience cheer them.
It is seldom such a treat of Southern
melody is offered as that given last
night. Mr. Miller sang many songs,
accompanying them on the banjo. He
scored his greatest hit on ''01 Dan Tuck
er." The little round tenor sang a laughing
song with guitar accompaniment which
proed amusing to the audience. Per
haps " the best harmony was obtained
by the quartette in "Rocked in the Cra
dle of the Deep." The program ended
Mr. Miller was entertained at dinner
last evening bv Prof. W. G. Brown. He
was twenty minutes late in arriving jat
Michigans Eligibility Rules.
Michigan has devised her new "eli
gibility rules. They agree with the con
ference regulations, except that the retro-active
feature of the three-year rule
is omitted, and that the team is allowed
to practice two weeks before college
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17,
Inspector Here Investigates
Conditions With View
FACILITATES HANDLING MAIL
Prospect Seems Favorable
The University of Missouri may have
a separate postoflice for the University
mail. Postollice Inspector L. A. McGee,
of Jefferson City, was in Columbia this
morning, and investigated the mail con
ditions at the University.
Although McGee would make no for
mal statement as to the nature of his
report to the Postoflice Department at
Washington, he said that it was always
the policy of the Postolfiee Department
to improve the service where conditions
Need for Sub-Station.
Such an office would do a great deal
of good toward relieving tiie congested
mail conditions at the University," and
it would do a great deal toward help
ing the down-town postoflice handle
mail, both for the University, and for
the students who reside in this part of
Such stations hac been established
at other universities of the country, and
have in general proven satisfactory. The
offices are either delivery offices, or non
delivery offices. In either case the' are
in charge of a special clerk, and all
of the functions of a regular office arc
conducted that is, stamps are sold,
money orders sold and cashed, and in
some cases mail is delivered.
INDIAN SUMMER HERE
TO TEMPT STUDENTS
AWAY FROM CLASSES
Weather Man Promises Hoie Ideal
Weather, and Higher Temperature
That "season of a beaut singular
and sad, like a smile left on the face
of the dead summer," has come to Co
lumbia, tempting University and Col
lege students to "cut" classes and enjoy
That more of this alluring season is
in store is indicated by the official fore
cast this afternoon, which is as follows:
"Fair tonight and Wednesday; warm
The temperature at 7 a. m. was 30
degrees; at 2 p. m., CO degrees.
GEN. SWEENEY LECTURES
HERE THURSDAY NIGHT
"Golden Age" Subject for Noted Author
Gen. Z. T. Sweeny of Columbus, O.,
will lecture Thursday evening in the
auditorium of the University of Mis
souii on "The Golden Age." This is
said to be the best of a trio of lectures
with which he has won national fame.
The number will be the second in the
Y. M. C. A. lecture course, which was
made possible through the generosity of
Morton H. (Reuben) Pemberton.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat says:
"Mr. Sweeney is a brilliant speaker, in
terspersing his logic with clever, hu
morous sayings, which delight the au
dience and win applause." Similar com
plimentary comment on his lectures has
appeared in newspapers wherever he
has been heard.
OP CITIES CRITICIZED
Father Curry, of New York, Makes
Bitter Attack at Chicago.
Br United Press.
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 17. Father
Curry of New York, before the Catholic
Missionary Congress in session in this
city, attacked the settlement workers
who established the settlements in the
slums of the large cities and compared
them with the ancient Pharisees. "Their
settlements are always among the
poor," he said, "They don't work among
the rich in order to teach them the
acredness of marriage and obedience
to law and that champagne and de
views among the lower classes,
bauchery are as bad as mixed ale
Father Curry declared that settle
ments breed socialistic and anarchistic
TO BEAT KANSAS
Assistant Coach Anderson
Says That is Hope of
WHY THE NEBRASKA TEAM LOST
They Were Overconfident,
While the Jayhawkers
After seeing the Kansas-Nebraska
game at Lincoln Assistant Coach "Izzy"
Anderson is convinced that the Tigers
will be able to make no gains through
the Kansas line. He says that Missouri
must rely on forward passing to win
from the Jayhawkers Thanksgiving Day,
for to try to win on "straight" football
would be nearly impossible.
"The main reason Kansas won from
the Cornhuskers last Saturday," coach
Anderson told a reporter for the Univer
sity Missourian "is that Kansas has the
best team this season she has had for
years. Kansas knew the Nebraska game
would 1m? one of the hardest of the year,
anil the men went into it with blood in
their eyes, seeking revenge for last year's
"On the other hand, the Cornhuskers
had just played one of the hardest series
of games any team in the West has play
ed. In succession the Cornhuskers had
played Minnesota, Haskell, Iowa, and
Ames. Not one of these games had they
lost, and consequently both students and
team thought that no other school in
the West had the football material that
they had, and the team went into the
"It was the first big game of the year
for Kansas, and it was scheduled at the
most opportune time for them. Another
reason for the Cornhuskers' defeat was
that they had adopted a system of de
fense calculated to break up all open
work plays, and had neglected to im
prove the defensive work of the line.
Kansas "Got The Jump."
"The result was that Kansas got the
jump on the Nebraskans, and before
the latter could recover had run up a
score that both teams knew could not
"The tersest way I know of to de
scribe the game is that it was the Mis-souri-Ames
"Kansas has a wonderful line and her
baek-field is nearly as good. Time and
again the Jayhawkers made long gains
through the line, while Nebraska found
their line like a stone wall. But Kansas
used the open style of playing seldom,
and for small gains only.
"Kansas has not yet encountered such
a system of forward passing as has been
developed at Missouri this year, and I
think we will win the game from them
by this style of play. When we work
the "bow-wow" on Kansas they will
be unable to stop us and we will run
up a lead on them that they cannot over
come." ARRESTED, SENTENCED
IN TWENTR-F0UR HOURS
Forger's Victims Demand Money
By United Press.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 17 Peter Van
Vlisingen, a confessed forger, was ar
rested and sentenced yesterday for
huge forgeries. Scores of victims are
oesieging the officers demanding their
The authorities are investigating the
ease. It is believed that the forgeries
exceed $1,000,000, although Van Vlissin
gen will admit only $7QD,000. His for
geries are so clever that some are im
possible to detect. The number of his
victims is unknown.
It is expected that Van Vlissingen
will le taken to prison this afternoon.
In that case only twenty-four hours
will intervene between his arrest and
the beginning of his sentence.
AUTOIST KILLED WHILE
GOING MILE A MINUTE
Frenchman Hurled from Racing Machine
or United Press.
BIRMINGHAM, Am., Nov. 17 Emil
Strieker, a French automobile enthusiast,
was hurled from his car and killed here
today while trying to break the twenty-four-hour
Leon Burrows, a local chauffeur, was
badly hurt. It is believed that an ex
ploding tire caused the accident, while
the car was running a mile a minute.
HE SAYS OPEN PLAY
MAY DEFEAT KANSAS
H. M. Lyon, Former Student
Here, Has Written Volume
Harris M. Lyon, who wrote poems
and sketches over the signature of
"Leto" while a student of the University
of Missouri a few years ago, is the
author of a volume of short stories,
to be published in New York about
The book is called "Sardonics" and
consists of sixteen short stories and
sketches done in the French style.
"Leto" is a member of the editorial
stall and dramatic critic of Hampton's
Broadway Magazine of New York. He
is a frequent contributor to McClure's,
Collier's and other magazines.
As a student in the University of
Missouri he was one of the founders of
the AsterisK Club, all of the original
members of which are now in newspaper
or magazine work.
TO TESTIFY IN SUIT
Oil King is Expected to Tell
Company History at
NEW YORK, Nov. 17. John D. Rocke
feller is expected to go on the witness
stand when the hearing in the govern
ment's suit to dissolve the Standard Oil
Company is resumed this week and is to
tell the story of that gigantic corpora
tion. It is said that Mr. Rockefeller
will be a willing witness and that for
some time he has been desirous of clear
ing up certain matters concernng the
At the office of the Standard Oil Com
pany it was stated that the company
will subpoena Mr. Rockefeller, John D.
Arehbold, vice-president, and J. A. Moff
ctt, a director, as witnesses for the com
pany in the hearing. It is expected that
Mr. ArchlM)ld and Mr. Moffett will fol
low Mr. Rockefeller on the stand.
For some time the announcement that
Mr. Rockefeller would be subpoenaed as
a witness in the Standard Oil ca-e caus
ed confusion in Wall street, it being pre
sumed that he was ordered subpoenaed
to appear in behalf of the government.
Later, however, it was learned that the
whole movement was at the instance
of the Standard Oil Company itself and
that he will appear as a witness for the
KAISER WILL BE GOOD
Promises to Interfere
By United Press.
BERLIN, Nov. 17. Emperor William
in conference with Chancellor Buelow
today promised to make concessions to
the public opinion and hereafter to ex
ercise more reserve and interfere less in
government affairs. This means that
Buelow will continue as chancellor.
. ' .fliMimi'. '
AS A BOOK
PLAN TO REMOVE
Board of Curators Tuesday
Will Consider Offer from
ST. JOSEPH ALSO IS INTERESTED
Better Clinical Facilities Are
Needed for Advanced U.
of M. Students.
The Board of Curator-, of the Univer
sity of Missouri will meet in Kansas
City next Tuesday to consider the re
moval of the last two years of the
medical course to Kansas City.
A proposition has been made to the
board by the University Medical Col
lege of Kansas City for the removal
of the Senior and Junior years of the
medical course to that school. This
will be considered at the Kansas City
meeting, but it is probable that no fi
nal action will be taken at that time.
The Board of Curators completed ar
rangements last year for the removal
of the latter part of the medical course
to the Barnes Medical College of St.
Louis, but because the building of that
college was burdened with a heavy
mortgage the plans were abandoned.
Clinical Facilities Needed.
Columbia does not afford proper clin
ical facilities for the advanced medical
students and the curators ha-e been
contemplating the change for a number
It is understood that citizens of St.
Joseph will make an effort to have the
last years of the medical course located
in that city. They may lay a proposi
tion before the board at the Kansas
Dr. C. M. Jackson, junior dean of the
Department of Medicine, said today:
"Either Kansas City or St. Joseph would
be a good location for the last two years
of the course. If St. Joseph makes an
offer to the Board of Curators it doubt
less will receive favorable attention at
IN BIRMINGHAM U.
English School Sends Catalogue to De
The University of Birmingham, Eng
land, sends the Department of Journal
ism a copy of its latest catalogue con
taining announcement of the courses for
journalists. The catalogue is attrac
tively printed and bound, contains nearly
700 pages and is sold at 2 shillings.
Thirty pages in" the catalogue are de
voted to advertisements of book publish
The preliminary courses in journalism
include lectures at ."5:30 p. m., each day
on modern history, political philosophy,
industrial history, public finance, cur
rent economic topics, and the evolution
of English literature. The fee for the
courses is 3 pounds, 13 shillings and 0
ZETA CHI FRATERNITY
TO BE NATIONAL ORDER
Will Be Installed as Members of Phi
Missouri Alpha chapter of the Phi
Kappa P.si fraternity is to be re-established
at the University. The local
.eta Chi fraternity has lteen Jiotilied by
the executive council of Phi Kappa Psi
of the granting to them of a charter.
The installation will take place early
The Missouri Alpha chapter, estab
lished at the Uni ersity in H(5, was the
first national chapter here, and during
its active existence it numbered among
its members many of the most promi
nent students of the University.
President Watches Games at Quentin's
School and Gives Advice.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. "Scorn to
be guilty of any foul practices in your
ports," said President Roosevelt to the
students of the Episcopal High School
of Virginia near Alexandria, where he
and Mrs. Roosevelt had gone to visit
their youngest son, Quentin.
Standing on the muddy athletic field
with the sleet pelting down on him the.
President relished the athletic events of
the boys. He told them he believed
in sports with all his heart and advised
the boys to play hard when they played,
but also to work hard when they
'"Do your level ln?st to win, but do it
in a fair way," said the President.
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