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Oriental sale, x. W. C. A.,
Dec. 4. Lecture, John T. McCutcheon,
Dec. 1 1 and 12. Inauguration of Presi
dent A. Ross Hill.
Dec. 12. 'She Stoops to Conquer."
Dec. 18. Lecture, Lorado Taft, Audito
rium. HERE'S TO THE TIGERS.
The Tigers will have at Kansas City
man' supporters. The presence of the
University student body is made pos
sible by low railroad rates finally se
cured through the active work of Wil
liam Ilirth, of the Columbia Commer
cial Club. Former students, in large
numbers, will also be present to cheer.
Others, too far away to attend in per
son, will be at Kansas City in spirit.
Beyond these loyal adherents of the
football team, all Missouri hopes that
Missouri will win, that the Tigers will
beat Kansas. The entire state of Mis
souri will be on the bleachers shout
ing for the Missouri team.
The responsibility for the Thanks
giving result now rests with the Ti
gers. Training lias done its best, the
end of the season's coaching lias come,
the game is the Tigers' now, individ
ually and as a team. May each and
every one of them play hard and clean,
winning and deserving to win. And
may the game thus played result to
the honor of each player, of the Uni
versity of Missouri, and -of the State!
Here's to the Tigers!
To the Editor of tbe University Missourian:
Roland T. Muench, the seven-year-old
son of Dr. 0. L. Muench, was in a
quandary because he could not find an
appropriate Thanksgiving poem, to re
cite at school. His cousin, Fred Krog.
former editor of the Oven, volunteered
to write one for him adapted to a child
and the following is the result of his
genius. It is a kind of joke on Fred
Krog. but if you choose to publish same,
you are at liberty to do so, although
Fred Krog would undoubtedly get out
an injunction againt the publication
if he knew it in time.
In 1021 on a late November day,
The pilgrim fathers had a feast
To drive the blues away. t
When all had eaten, each as much as
they could hold,
"II icy sat around their empty plates
And funny stories told.
"I am glad I've got a crop this fall,"
Said brother Samuel; said brother
Brown to him
'I'm glad the pumpkins did so well."
'I'm glad of this, I'm glad of that,"
Of something each was glad.
The Indian braves, who ate the bones,
They, too. their pleasure had.
Then rose a well fed Pilgrim,
The oldest of the lot,
"Since each of us and all of us
Today so glad have got,
This ought to be Thanksgiving day,
For we must not forget
To give our thanks to God,
Who gives us everything we get."
That's how Thanksgiving day was made
Three hundred years ago
And every year we're mighty glad
The Pilgrims made it so.
So we can celebrate it first,
By eating such a lot
And then get down and thank the Lord
For everything we've got.
Black Cigars for Nerves.
Many people have in their mind that
among Jewish characteristics that of be
ing strong smokers is decidedly marked
as a racial bent. When the "villain"
of a melodrama is a Christian with a
pointed moustache he always smokes a
cigarette. When he is a Jew with a
pointed noe he always smokes a big
black cigar. As a matter of fact, Jews
are strong smokers by habit and are
probably made so by temperament, and
being highly strung nervously as we are,
we use tobacco, as the old lady liked
her tea, "strong and often." Jewish
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(Toe UnlreraltT Mlsaourlsn tnrltes contri
butions, not to exceed 200 words, on Butter
of Unlrerslrr Interest. The name of 'tke
writer should accompany such letters, but win
not be printed usdesa desired. The Dairer
sltr Mlssonrlan does not express approval nor
disipproTsJ of these communications by print
Prints Too Much News.
To tbe Editor of the University Missourian:
I think the Missourian is making too
much reference to fraternities and fra
ternity matters. I know that this has
not been done intentionally or with any
object of detriment in view, but, as a
fraternity member, I think it would
be better to leave out some of these
references. Missouri always has been
comparatively free from Barb and Greek
antagonism, so to speak, in fact this
university is an ideal Democratic Insti-
Palm Garden Put to Use.
tutiun and should always remain so,
for its own betterment, and anything
that tends to stir up latent strife should
be discouraged. A MISSOURIAN.
A Knock on Knockers.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
Sonic time ago there appeared an
article concerning the manner and style
of Bluck's playing and his attitude
since she Iowa game. There has been
n great amount of unnecessary knock
ing going on and if this is kept up at
the. rate at has been going for the last
two or three weeks there will be radi
cal changes between now and next
Thursday. A little knocking may be,
to a certain extent, a benefit to the
cause, but to carry the thing to the ex
tent it has been carried the past few
weeks is inconsistent with good reason
ing. I take notice that most of the per
sons who do the greatest amount of
knocking arc not the individuals who
have had several years of practice in
the game and know it almost perfectly,
but instead, most of them have played
enough to get a faint idea of the fund
amental principles of the game and feel
in their own mind that they know it
all. S. O.
To the Editor of the University Missourian:
President Hill called the attention of
the student body very effectively to
some of their shortcomings in his re
marks before the Assembly Thursday
morning. The student body is always
ready with some criticism of the pow
ers that be, and while it must be
granted that much of this criticism is
warranted, it is getting to be too much
of an idea that if the faculty does it.
it is wrong and is a blow at the rights
and wishes of the students. Every
thing is done wrong from establishing
a new department to coaching the foot
ball team, from the grading system to
the construction of Academic Hall,
from the Co-op to the landscape gar
dening. True, many mistakes are made, but
if the President, Curators and Faculty
can't run the school without making
mistakes, think what it would be if
left to the whims and caprices of a
body of students. None are more act
ive in their criticisms than Freshmen
and Sophomores nineteen-year-olds
whose knowledge of colleges is acquir
ed by looking at them from a Fresh
man English class and the bleacherj
on the football grounds.
A demagogue may often get the ap
proval and sanction of the student
lwdv with little effort. If all of them
were able to carry out their plans
where would the school land before
Christmas? Is it the idea of the stu
dents that there are two factions in the
school arrayed against each other; that
student and teacher or official are
working for the undoing of the other
in every measure that comes up?
How infinitely better would it be
if all could be made to feel that they
are working with one end in View
and that end is the education of the
student and the building up of the
school. The students are entitled to
a voice in the nffairs of the school,
but that voice will be granted them
much sooner when they take a stand
more reasonable, more enlightened ami
more in harmony with what older and
wiser heads know to be the best pol
icy for the school. R. F. L.
What the Bridegroom Resents.
"Even the English language emphasi7es
the insignificance of a man at his own
wedding," said the prospective bride
groom disconsolately. "There isn't an
independent word to designate him. He
is merely called the groom of the bride.
as if he were just about on a level with
the bridesmaids and a little below the
maid of honor. Best man, of course,
means the bridegroom's liest man. but
the phrase itself tends to exalt this in
dividual at the expense of his superior.
You can't speak of the 'bridegroomal'
trousers or necktie. On the other hand,
'bridal' applies not only to the posses
sions of the girl, but to what relates to
both of them equally, like the trip and
the bridal chamber. The very words,
'matrimony' and 'matrimonial' are from
the feminine side only. 'Patrimony' has
nothing to do with the nuptials. It ap
plies only to wealth, and signifies that
a man's part in the affair is to get out
and hustle for the cash." New York-Times.
told across the .
"I'm going to write a poem," an
nounced the wag, "and call it 'What
Might Have Been; or," Thanksgiving
Boat Excursions on the Missouri.'"
No one paid any attention to him.
The solicitor for the Oven gazed rue
fully at the tiny piece of meat on his
"It's enough to make one turn so
cialist, isn't it?" commented the Arts
"If I was sure it was beef, I'd cuss
the beef-trust," the solicitor remarked
with an apologetic smile.
"Whatever it is, it looks as if it had'
done sidewalk duty," said the man who
leads the Missourian.
"You're somewhat indefinite. Better
explain," suggested the Junior "Medic."
"I'm referring to the habit Columbia
storekeepers have of placing food-stuffs
on the pavements on low benches where
both two-legged and four-legged ani
mals can help themselves. State Food
and Dairy Commissioner Lamb said it
ought to be stopped," explained the
"There is something else that ought
to be stopped," remarked the red
headed "Soph" with the wart on his
uose, who was happy over the grant
ing of cheap lates to Kansas City.
"And what is that," asked the
"The regularity with which the Jay
hawkers have been annexing the
Thanksgiving game, of course," replied
the Arts student.
The rest of the meal was spent in
discussing the game. Every one was
"If the' only win," declared the foot
ball man, "I'll feel amply repaid for
the days I spent scrimmaging against
"Same here," added the "Medic."
"There were times when it was more
comfortable to sit in the house than
be out in the bleachers rooting. I hope
I'll be repaid for those times next
governor-elect fladley's promise to
do what he can for. development of the
agricultural, Horticultural and geological
resources of the State is good as far as
it goes, but it is not comprenhensive
Something more than increased ap
propriations to enable the State Board
of Agriculture to disseminate agricul
tural and horticultural information is
The Agricultural College and the Ex
periment Station at Columbia, efficient
as they are, can never be too much
strengthened. Additional branch ex
periment stations, like the horticultural
branch at Mountain Grove, might with
great advantage be distributed among
the different sections of the State, vary
ing as thev do in soil and climate.
The time ought not to be far distant
when a dairy branch will be needed in
In the School of Mines, at Rolla, Mis
souri has the germ of an institution
from which a great work in developing
the mineral lesources of the State is ex
pected. Its usefulness would be vastly
increased by charging it with the con
duct of such an industrial geological
survey as that which Illinois is now
making, with headquarters in the State
University at Urbana.
A school of forestry should be a prom
inent branch of the university at Co
lumbia, and an accurate survey of the
State's natural resources of water power
is of first importance.
In the wealth and variety of its nat
ural resources Missouri is not surpassed
by any other State. Let us make the
most of them. St. Louis Republic.
Value of College Men
Hats off to the voters of Old Mis
souri! In the political regeneration
now going on in that state they refuse
to be satisfied with anything in the
way of public officials except the very
best, and at last Tuesday's election
they proved their sound common sense
by choosing as the man to run their
state for the next two years a
native Kansan and graduate of the
University of Kansas. This exhibition
of good judgment on the part of the
rank and file of the voters gives good
ground for hope for the perpetuity of
democracy. Incidentally, it may be no
ticed that the talk about college men
being "impractical" and mere "theo
rists" is not heard as much as it used
to be. That actually used to be a sub
ject of serious conversation, but the
service that is unow being rendered by
college men in every kind of the hard
work of the world proves the useful
ness to the individual and to the state
of the colleges of the country. Kansan,
University of Kansas.
How He Remembered.
The Professor: Heavens: This was
the day I was to have been married.
What will she think of me?
Assistant: You were married. Don't
you remember? The ceremony took
place at noon.
"Ah, yes, to be sure. I recall now my
annoyance at losing an hour.'.' Life.
j& j& X IT E R AiR Y N'O T E Si j&
The World Today.
The World Today for November has
an account of the carryingout of con
ditions relating to a bequest of Benja
min Franklin. In his will, he left 1,000
pounds each to Boston and Philadel
phia. The money was put under the
care of the pastors of the oldest congre
gational Episcopalian, and Presbyterian
churches of the oity, and was to be
loaned out at five per cent interest to
worthy artisans. Franklin figured out
that at the end of one-hundred years
the amount would be 131,000 pounds.
Of this, 100,000 pounds was to be used
on some public work or works and the
remaining 31,000 go on as before. At
the end of another century, the city ot
Boston was to get 1,001.000 pounds and
the state of Massachusetts 3,000.000
HE interest on this sum was, of
course, not regularly compounded,
and various other difficulties arose
in the stewardship so that in 1904, after
114 years, the principal given to Bos
ton had only reached a little more than
$100,000. At that time the managers
decided to use it in founding a techni
cal school suited to the instruction of
men already engaged in the various
trades. In the meantime Andrew Car
negie had offered a sum equal to the
one in hand as an endowment fund.
The school is called the Franklin Union.
The building, which was completed this
year, is a five story, fire-proofed build
ing and is situated near the district in
which are to be found a large percent
of the men for whose benefit it is
intended. The director in charge is
Mr. Walter B. Russell a graduate of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
who was for a time with the New York
Central Railroad.' The institution is
expected to prove itself worthy of its
HAMPTON'S Broadway Magazine
for December contains an article
on "The Brighest Boy in the
World." This Hioy, Norbert Wiener,
was born in Columbia fourteen years
ago. He is the son of a Harvard pro
fessor and will graduate at Tufts Col
lege next June. As a freshman two
years ago, he did advance work in the
theory of equations and in philosophy
read Huxley, Spencer, and Darwin.
Heart Throbs is an unusually good
book of selections. It is complete in
the sense that the best in every kind
of literature is represented, poetry,
from Whitman's to Tennyson's, and
prose, from the perennial Irishman's
joke to selections from Webster's ora
tions, "Betty and the Bear' is there,
and so is Kipling's "Recessional." The
best feature of the book is the liberal
use of prose especially in those humer
ous and pathetic incidents taken from
These selections were chosen from
among those contributed in the $10,000
contest carried on bv the National Mag
azine in 1904 and 1905. The contribu
tions in that contest were to be, as the
editor put it, "A clipping, a story, an
anecdote, or a selection that has touch
ed your heart, those things
that touch and pulsate with the best
and noblest emotions and sentiment."
A study of "The Origin and Early
Development of the English Universi
ties to the close of the thirteenth cen
tury" by Earnest V. Vaughn is pub
lished as the second number of volume
two of University of Missouri Studies.
The introduction to the treatise gives
a good idea of the intellectual life of
the Middle Ages. Oxford University is
dealt with fully in regard to its found
ing, growth, and relations to the church
and to the borough of Oxford. The Uni
versity of Cambridge is treated less
fully, its development is traced only
during the thirteenth century.
Monilaw on FootbalL
Besides the usual good articles
baseball topics, football articles
Walter Camp, Wm. J. Monilaw, E.
Cochcms and others are contained
the Baselwll Magazine for November.
Dr. Monilaw's article is on "Football
in the Missouri Valley." It mentions
the different teams and the general
style of play used by each, and tells
how the "new game" has Wen taken up
bv Missouri Vallev coaches.
The National Magazine for Novcm
her, edited by Joe Mitchell Chappie, a
former Wisconsin newspaper man, fea
tures an article by its editor called
"Affairs at Washington." The article
is devoted to a review of the late elec
tion and tends to show that each man
has his own political views as "I am
not a Republican, but I am a Taft
man," another is made to say, "I am
not a Democrat, but I am a firm believer
"Ihe revolt against dictation by a few
labor and other organizations has means
much for the upbuilding of the nation.
The power of mere leadership has lost
its charm. Men look rather at what
the leader stands for, than his own
personality; they keep apart from party
affiliations. This is somewhat of a
paradox in view of the fact that the
campaign has been one of remarkable
organization; it is a business organi
zation utilized as a piece of machinery
and not as a guiding force. It has
been called the "campaign of organi
zation" and it might with equal truth
be called "the campaign of reorganiza
tion;" of "partisan and political be
liefs." The rest of the article is devoted to
personal gossip about the celebrities of
the National Capital, with occasional
references to the trend of affairs
throughout the United States. The ar
ticle is illustrated by a number of
half tones of people prominent in the
election; one them being a full page
portrait of Joseph Pulitzer, the veteran
editor and owner of the New York
The next best article in the National
Magazine for November is one on
"South Texas" the land of rising values.
The article deals with the remarkable
growth of this Southwestern country
and compares it with other Western
states. It is illustrated by a number
of photographs. Another interesting
article in this magazine is on "Philip
pine Free Sugar." The article tells in
a detailed account why it would injure
both Americans and Philippinos.
The Happy Habit.
"The Happy Habit" is a series of
short, sunny discussions of every-day
topics and happy descriptions of "big,"
genial men of the present and late past.
The sketches are one in spirit though
they have no outward connection. And
their spirit cannot fail to appeal to the
reader no matter what may be his atti
tude of mind in reading them. It is a
good book to read to brighten up an
off day and is also good to read when
you are cheerful to make you think well
of yourself for being so. l"he author,
Joe Mitchell Chappie, is the editor of
the National Magazine and was former
ly a country editor in Wisconsin.
"Big incomes from Missouri cows" is
the subject of an interesting article
"The Coming Country, the Southwest,"
for November. The herd of dairy cows
at the University of Missouri is the nu
cleus upon which the article is based.
Besides showing the big money that is
derived from the raising of cows, the
article gives the Agricultural College of
the University of Missouri good adver
tising in a country that will be able to
send hundreds of students to the Uni
versity of Missouri.
As the name implies the magazine is
devoted to the upbuilding of the great
Southwest and all of the. remaining
articles tell of the many advantages
to be derived from settling in this pros
perous country. The "Coming Country"
is published in St. Louis.
The University library has just re
ceived in exchange for the University
of Missouri Studies the following:
Documcntos para los anales de Ven
ezuela des de el movimento separatista
dc la union Columbiana hasta nuestros
dias, from the Academic Nacional de la
historia of Caracas, Venezuela, 11 vols.
This is a collection of source material
for the history of Venezuela, covering
only a brief period, however.
The Nova Acta, Ser. 3, vols, 1-21, of
the Regia Societas scientiarum of Up
sala, Sweden. This work contains mon
ographs on the various scientific sub
jects such as Mathematics, Astronomy,
Physics, Geology, Botany, Zoology, etc.
Both sets are valuable additions to the
Thanksgiving Day Books.
The following is a list of references
to books and periodicals in the Univer
sity of Missouri Library on Thanks
giving Day, prepared by Miss Phillips,
assistant in the library.
Gracey, L. L. Beginnings of the
American Thanksgiving Day. Chaut.
16,174-70. Nov. 1892.
Hale, E. E. Thanksgiving in 1901 as
we do it in Boston, Ind. 53:2814-6.
Nov. 28, 1901.
Larned, J. N. History for ready
reference. 1901. p. 3138.
Lowe, May. Thanksgiving Day. New
Eng. M. 31:302-08. Nov. 1904.
Powell, E. P. Thanksgiving fifty
years ago. Ind. 52:2842-4. Nov. 29,
Tarbox, I. N. Our New England
Thanksgiving historically considered.
N. Eng. 38:240-52. Mar." 1379.
Sources of Thanksgiving. K. C. Pub.
Lib. Q. 6:167-08. Oct. 1906.
Walsh, W. S. Curiosities of popular
customs. 1907, p. 917-925.
Armstrong, W. R. Thanksgiving
shooting trip. Out. 33:121-2. Nov.
Blanchard, G. Thanksgiving oppor
tunity. N. Eng. M. 35:313-19. Nov. 1900.
Cooke, R. T. An old fashioned
Thanksgiving (In her Huckleberries.
1893, p. 122-151.)
Donnell, A. H. Two Thanksgivings.
Harp. B. 41:1050-6. Nov. 1907.
Field, Eugene. Ezra's Thanksgivin'
Out West (In his Little book of profi
table tales. 1893. p. 167-181.)
Freeman, M. E. W. Billy and Susy.
H. B. 41:1033-9. Nov. 1907.
Hawthorne Nathaniel. John Ingle
field's Thanksgiving. (In his Snow im
age and other twice-told tales. 1892.
p. 584- 590.)
Jenks, Tudor. Thanksgiving dinner;
a modern farce. Ind. 611258-00. Nov.
Matthews, Brander. A Thanksgiv
ing dinner. Harp. 88:28-34. Dec. 1S93.
Powell, E. P. Old-time Thanksgiv
ing. Ind. 57: 1180-83. Nov. 24, 1904.
Spofford, II. P. A Thanksgiving
breakfast. Harp' 91 :923-33. Nov. 1805.
Tenney, J. M. Thanksgiving on Her
ring Hill. Chaut. 26: 193-201. Nov.
Warner, C. D. The coming of
Thanksgiving. (In his Being a boy.
1892. p. 76-81.)
Davis, Mrs. R. B. H. Idea of Thanks
giving. Ind. 57: 1195-90. Nov. 24,
Deepest Thanksgiving. Outl. 75:
725-26. Nov. 28, 1903.
Dunne, F. P. Mr. Dooley on Thanks
giving. Harp. W. 44: 1133. Dec. 1,
Giving thanks. Ind. 55: 2818-20.
Nov. 20, 1903.
Greater Thanksgiving. Outl. 78:
759-60. Nov. 26, 1904.
O'Hagan, A. Thanksgiving message.
Harp. B. 41: 1027-32. Nov. 1907.
Our reasons for thanksgiving. Ind.
52:2876-7. Nov. 29, 1900.
True Thanksgiving. Outl. 72:717-8.
Nov. 29, 1902.
PREHISTORIC MEAT '
ONE who rather fancied himself
as a raconteur was listening
with marked impatience to a
succession of yarns of the kind known
variously as "tall," "steep," and
"fishy." He decided that it behooved
him to eclipse the yarns in question,
so he coughed commandingly, caused a
hush to fall upon the gathering, and
remarked: "I was once in Greenland,
a mere stone's throw from the North
Pole." The silence grew pointed. "My
companions and I were on the verge of
starvation. For whole days we had
eaten nothing but stewed shoe leather,
boiled ear-laps and fur soup. Things
were really coming to a desperate pass.
In fact, we had encamped on some ice
floes, and were drearily awaiting death,
when suddenly I saw something pro
jecting upward from a heap of snow.
I investigated. It was a pair of horns.
Tnough I was exceedingly faint and
weak, my curiosity buoyed up my
strength, and I started to dig away
the snow around those horns. In a
short time, assisted by my comrades,
who also had been brought back to
life, I succeeded in excavating what
do you suppose? a genuine, bona fide
prehistoric mastodon! From the marks
on its body it has evidently been killed
by some other prehistoric monster in
a fight which had occurred several
aeons previous to our arrival. And,
owing to the fact that it had been
buried in the eternal polar snow, its
meat was in a state of perfect preser
vation. Weat once kindled a firp and
feasted for hours on the most delicious
mastodian steaks and cutlets. Then
filling our knapsacks with what was
left over, we resumed our journey, dis
covered the North Pole that afternoon,
and thereupon turned our faces home
ward." About Hazing.
Westminster College, at Fulton. Mo.,
has shown commendable firmness irf
handling the hazing evil. One of the
chief reasons for the tolerance of haz
ing, rowdy class fights and other evils
that have become associated with col
lege and university life, is that most
institutions have a severe struggle to
keep their heads above water finan
cially. They cannot afford the loss of
revenue that might result from whole
sale dismissals or defection of students
in an effort to maintain better control
and discipline. Such a college as this
is Westminster, yet it did not hesitate
to dismiss eight students for hazing
and it stood fast when the student
body practically went on a strike in
sympathy with their dismissed asso
ciates. The outcome is that the stu
dent body has agreed to abolish haz
ing and the college- has taken back the
dismissed students with this pledge.
Westminster has shown what college
authorities can do to reform abuses if
they only have backbone and appre
ciate their responsibilities. St. Louis
Women's Clubhouse at Stanford.
Four hundred and seventv-five dollars -3j
has been collected for the women's club
house at Stanford, and $105 more i
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