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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1908.
Capt. Herschel Tupes, U. S. A.,
Applies for Position in -Columbia.
CAPT. FRAZIER'S LAST YEAR
Post Is Considered One of
the Most Desirable
( apt. Hcr-clii'l Tupes. of the First
lufantiy. I. S. A., stationed at Van-oiiU-r.
Wash., who has Ikh-h iitinjr at
tin- University of Missouri the last few
i'n. 'u- applied for the position of
Commandant of Cadets at the Univer
sity. (apt. Tupes is a native of Pleasant
Hill. a-s county. .Mo., and is a West
Point ..aeluate. lie went to West
I omt dir-ctly from a country school,
and v:i graduated the youngest mcni
hci of his class. He has had twelve
ar- of service in the United States
.nul in Cnlu and the Philippines. He
i a brother of Cadet Colonel E. E.
Tupe-. the highest ranking oflieer in the
Appointed for Two Years.
I he ollice of Commandant of Cadets
at the University is appointive ly the
War Dcpaitment at Washington. The
appointment is based upon the recom
mendation of the I'oarel of Curators
.1- the Univei-ity. It is for two years,
bat can be et ended to four by special
-'t'lioii. It is considered one of the
iiio-t desiiable posts in the service.
"I his i- Ca)tain Fraier's last year at
t'ie l"nieisitv of Missouri.
THREE U. S. ARMY CAPTAINS
DINE TOGETHER IN COLUMBIA
V news item of four lines in last
Thiir-day's Univeisity Missomian, ie--ultcd
in Uriiiyinii three captains in the
United States Army together at dinner
I'lid.iv evening. They are Capt. .1. 1).
Webster, stationed at Montetey. Cal.:
( apt. Hci-chcl Tupes. at Vancouver.
Wash., and Capt. Joseph Franer. at
lie I iiiersity of Missouii.
The note w.i-: 'Capt. llerscliel Tupes.
In-t fnfantiy. U. S. A., stationed at
.incomer. Wash., is visiting in the
it. the gue-t of his biother. E. K.
Tupe-. at the Acacia Iloue."
(apt. Tupes was in Holla. Mo., last
I hur-day and noticed the item in a
..i of the Unheisity Missouii in that
u ince it is not often that United
Mates Aiiny captain hae an opportu
ne f wetting together, he immedi-,ii-
..line to Columbia.
WILL MEET TUESDAY
Fifty-Fifth Session to Hear Reports of
I he fnitj -fifth annual meeting of the
Mi niiii "state- Doaid of Agriculture
will take place tomorrow in Columbia.
Norman J. Colman. the former Sec
ret ir f Agiicultuic. is president of
ihi- boaid. and Dean 11. J. Waters of
the to! lege of Agriculture of the Uni
vcmu of Missouii i vice-president.
The ISoaid will receive the reports of
the s;t.,t,. Highway Inspector, the State
l)..ii Commissioner, the State Veter
ii.a.ian. and of several standing com
mittees. It will al-o receive the report
ot the Financial Committee of the State
I. nr which was held at Sedalia last
Smio of the members are already in
town A committee from its members
will make a tour of inspection of the
XgiKiiltural buildings today, with a
mi v to making a report on needed
b.iildiugs. apptopriations and various
ot!. r matters connected with the De
p tine ut of Agriculture.
Board of Curators Meets.
Hi- Hoard of Curator held a meet
ii g iu ( nlumbia Saturday and changed
ti. Time of the opening of the School
t Mines at Holla to one week later
than the University. Heretofore Hie
S '.i i ot Mines has openeel one week
e.u i. r and ended one week earlier than
n. University. The executive bo.ml
wi i men in Columbia Dec. 22. and the
in l.ard will meet in SI. T.ouis on
Home-Coming at Warrensburg.
W.trr.nsbur". Mo., is to hav
thering" Dec. AM wlio
come aie inviieci 10 semi. .-.-.
i address of welcome will Ix? elelivc-d
1 v the mavor.
c H. (.eeiv
has purchased a new au
made it initial appear
Mr. Ocerv i a jeweler.
NOTED JOURNALISTS WILL
ADDRESS STUDENTS HERE
Norman Hapgood. editor of Col
lier's Weekly, will address the stu
dents in Journalism of the Univer
sity of Missouri in January.
Walter ellman. Washington
correspondent of the Chicago Record
Herald, will deliver an address be
fore the department in Februaiy.
"MIS'RY IN CHIST"
Columbia Physicians Write
Prescriptions for "Dry"
"Nolioily knows how diy I am.
NoImkIv knows how dry I am.'
These stirring words hae been su
perseded in Columbia by a violent epi
demic of 'mis'rv in de chist." Have
you a strange untouchable feeling an
internal utirest which cannot be pacified
bv the pure sparkling fluid which
ushes fiom the city pipes? Doesn't
coffee relieve the situation? Does the
time-honored cup of tea fail to lest
Then you must have that popular
malady which physicians here are vain
ly striving to cure. Yon had best see
i doctor perhaps he can supply joti
with a picscription for its temporary
The common remedy is "bitters."
That is, "bitters" with the "bit" left
out or plainly just the stuff that the
"bitters" is dissolved in. The angler
refers to it as "anti-snake bite.'' the
doctor calls it "a slight tonic against
winter colds," the darkey has named it
"relief fo' de mis'ry." but long ago.
before the word came into disfavor,
people called it "whisky."
The extent of this strange chronic!
disease and the heroic efforts of the
medical practitioners to iclicve it were
shown astoundingly when three drug
gists reported that they had fdled 2.-
31!) liquor prescriptions in November.. "
1 ... .. 'he must plav under his own name; (c)
GOT; Ileibel &
Penn. (i.'ll: Hilmaii iV '
FOR LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
Senator Dick Asks- fcr Observance of
lly flitted Press.
WASIIINOTON. Pee. 14. Senator
Ditk today intioduced a resolution in
Congre-s providing for a suitable ob
servance of Lincoln's biithd.iy. Feb. 12.
lie suggests that celebrations be held
iu every town in the country and ap-
priate -en ices in all -chools and col
leges. He asks that a monument worthy ot i
the martyred president
be elected in
AGE LIMIT FOR
Minnesota U. Teachers Must Quit
When 65 Years Old.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Dee. 14. i to. and at any time, but if he does
Sixtv-five years is the age limit forUo play he cannot enter the- iidlcgc
members of the University of Minne
sota faculty. The board of icgent.s de
cided that contracts with members of
the faculty should expire when thej
reached that age. The inle will be ap
plied lieginning next year.
At least si- of the university pro
fessors are 05 years old and the action
of the lcgents caused a commotion.
Mother of John W. Gates Dead.
Br Unlteel Press.
POU ARTHUR. Tew. Dec. 14. Mrs.
Mary Oatcs, mother of John W. Hate's,
milionaire promoters, died here today
Mr. flatcs, who has been in constant
attendance on his mother during her
and her body was shipped 011 a special
train to I-ake Charles .111., for burial,
illness of several weeks, ac-compauicd
Jasper Club to Hold Smoker.
The Jasper County Club will hold
its semi-annual smoker tomorrow ev-
cnin" at the Sigma Nu house. 414 llitt
street. A number of Jasper county
students are members of the Sigma Nu
fraternity and the club was invited
tr, JintJ the smeiker at the fraternity
house. There are alwuit ninety-five
students from Jasper county, all of
whom are in the Ja-per county dub.
Commercial Club to Meet.
Tlie monthly meeting of the Commer
cial Club will be held this evening at
7:'$0 p. in. An important proposition
will be brought up.
Quo Vadis Initiates.
C. 1. Ruckcr. Prewitt Roberts and
1. R. Fiester were initiated into the
O110 Vadis Club Saturday niglit.
HOW AMATEUR SPORTS
HAVE BEEN PURIFIED
Coach Monilaw Writes of Effect of the New
Eligibility Rules on Intercollegiate Athletics
"Summer" Baseball Barred.
By Dr. W. J. Monilaw.
DUCAT. KS iu general and modem
physical educators iu pailicular.
recoguiing certain good features
in collegiate anil unci collegiate athlet-
ics. have hut two ends in view in i
adopting and enforcing modem eligibil- t't!,'-in is properly cnteied for and
itv niles. j doing work that is acragc iu diameter
From the educational viewpoint col- I""'1 amount,
lege athletics have, or should have, cer- J College authorities cannot base a
tain educational alues. These allies man's scholarship rating upon a mouth's
aie grouped by sonic into social, moral, trial nor on si months' tu'al. A year's
mental, and physical. If inteicollegiate itiial scents siiflicient. If during that
athletics possess these qualities (and year he passed creditably in as much
we hae not licaiil of any protest on rwoik as the average student, if he sat
this point) they should be participated jisfied all entrance requirements, if his
in by every student, or an opportunity J methods and modes of living, working,
for such participation should Ih given and playing were typical of the average
every student. student, the authorities may stamp him
One reason then lor niles and regit- as well qualified as a student,
lations is that this opportunity may i Death Blow to "Recruiting."
be deaily extended to all
reason is that universities in their in- I
tercollegiate athletic legations should be
representee! by students who are at
least tvpicallv ii-picsentativc of the
general siiiiieiu uouv. .-u lines aim
regulations now in force bv the larger
that these two goals may be reai-hed
Let us think of these two policies
is (1) eeptal opportll-
nity. and (2) tvpical icpiescntation.
Two Main Rules as Support.
Iu support of these two broad aims
we have two main rules (a) the ama
teur rule, and (b) the scholarship rule.
The amateur Mile has four impoitant
classes: (a) definition, (b) assumed
name, (c) i enumeration, (d) outside
competition. The substance of these
four clauses is (a) that no student
shall participate in iiitc'rcollegiatc ath
letics who is not in athletics for simply
the love of the spent and the education
al good he can derive from them: (b
I he must not receive gifts, lemuuera-
ition. or pay (directly or indirectly) be
cause of his sci vices
co 11 eg
itc-am; (el) dining term time or vaca
tion he must not compete for athletic
organizations (amateur or professional)
other than those of his college.
The great mass of college stuelents
aie amateuis. The percentage of pro
fessionals is small piobnbly not ex
ceeding 1 or 2 per cent of the total
euiollment. The gieat mass ot stu
dents the !S or !! per cent aie the
ones who must be e 011-ieleied.
In the iuteii'sts of sue-h a great ma
jority may we not wink a slight haul
ship on the small miuoritv ; And it is
icjuestionable if such a hardship is hiiel
1 upon the few. As a rule men who play
professional ball all summer and into
uituinn do not care to go again
winter training that they ma
early spiiug college ball. They
want and need a lest. Tlie rule does
tmt frirliii Yiriifttssiitiinl ti.ill. .it silTinlv
I ' I
avs that a man is entitled to play
as ninch piofessioual ball as he caris
Aimed to Stop "Summer" Baseball.
The last clause of the amateur rules
demands special cotisideiation. This
clau-e. fen bidding college athletes to
compete for outside athletic oigania
tions dining term time or vacation,
deals with new factors. One of the
aims of this inle is to stop summer"
baseball, except with nonpermanent
amateur organizations, ami these only
after having secured permission from
the proper college authorities.
Under the w 01 king of this rule few
games of ball can be phncel. and any
man who plays without the written per
mission is barred fiom his college team
the following vear. The rule gives
the college authorities a new grasp on
the amateur situation ami practically
puts the athlete out of summer ball,
for there are few baseball organizations
which are amateur and still fewer which
have not permanent organizations.
The rule removes the temptation for
lying. Again. thi inle forbid mein
licrship in the track teams ot the Ama
teur Athletic a-sociation. The claim is
made that the athlete has sufficient
college coninetition without ontiile
competition and that any additional
competition tends to draw him away
from his studies. There certainly must
be a just limit to the quantity of ath
letics that should be indulged in. and
the college man is limited to his college
teams. One other reason for the enact
ment of this rule i that the athletic
clubs were showing the college athlete
o many '"favors"' that the system
practically became a "professional one."
The scholarship rule is as important
as the amateur rule in reaching out for
the desired ends. It conits of five
clauses, all ln-ing important. The stu
dent iu passing muster for intcicollc
giate competition must plow two
things viz.: "that he has Iieeii at least
an average student for a peiiod of one
J ear," and that he at the time of par-
Tilpl. ;i. on ntjlor ,,.- i. ,i.
one year rule has been adopted. Stu-
idents. alumni, and local outsiders have-
- 10 alIt,10rUi.H lnm.h ,,,,
the past by "buying up" athletes dm
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mg tlie suminer and shipping them in
f 4 rti.n , . . Ti
lor the lootnall season. These men
were iu most cases quite unfit to enter
npon the duties of a student ami we-re
'otherwise uuciualihYd to renresent the-
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c-ation in some case's seems to have been
their ability to play football.
The one year rule dealt a death blow
lo most of this recruiting. Where for
merly a few elollars landed the player
for the football season, now several
hundred dollars are ne-ccssary to carry
him through the one xcar period ami
ihc following season of football. Onh
those institutions which have back of
their athletics some wealthy organia
tion can now "'buy'' men. And after
the players are bought few of them
have siillicient ability and interest to
pass en 1 1 mice tests and do ri-gular col
The great majority of students 1:1 1
cur colleges and universities are under
graduates. lloughly estimated, the
graduate students feirm about 2 to 4 1
per cent of the total enrollment. Then
the tvjiie-al student is the undergraduate. I
and to give the larger body the eippor
tunity ami lo get typical lepieseiit.i J
tion the graduate ltile is adepti-d. This
rule limits interc-ollegi.it e competition j
to the undergraduates.
The normal c-ollege coiue of this mi
dergiaeluate is eif four veais' duration.
One of these four ears is "used up"
in pioving himself to satisfy the "one
year rule." Three veais are lett him
and t these three years he is limited
by inle. the tliiee year rule. Why not
let him complete hi5 four yc-ar as un
der the old rules? Simply because the
avciage student completes hi four
years' course in four years' time and
giaduates. after which he becomes either
a graduate student or leaves college.
Might Prolong Course Extra Year.
The same must be expected e.f their ,
typical representative, otherwise cer
tain undersirable students might pro
long their course into five years with
the one idea of "working in" another
athletic j ear. Again, nn uiielcsirahle
student might, after two years of one
eouie of study (one of which was t-ed
up athletically in satisfying tin one
year rule), transfer to another cour-e
f stiuly. so that after three years eii
athletic participation he would not
come up for graduation aim thus 1m
bailed for his fourth year by tin grad
This article would lie incomplete
wiiiioiu lakiug me opportunity 10 pay
respects to the professional athlete.
Those who are backing the educational
scheme- of college athleties have no
axes to grind. They believe in the pro
fessional and feel that he is human
and has as much right to his means ot
livelihood as has any one.
File professional is as jn-tlv e-ntitle'd
to enter and pass through coll.ge n -
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lougn. or a rovviiv to oe- avone-u
hi -.Kial or education.;! circles. The ..!- i
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lege man looks upon the iiroiiinnal
man looks upon the prote
with all due respect, and i willing to
and eloi's associate with him in every
wav. yet becaue of the fact that tin I
average prote smnal i lar superior to
the average amateur in athletic abilitv. 1
the college man coiisiele-rs him i:i a ela-s ,
bv himself athletically. Othe'rwi-e ih-v I
are edased together. !
The new system seem- to 1- -ati-fy- 'the Roard of Curator- to give a two
ing the college men. The athlete- j week holiday Chri-tma-. luginiiing D.-c.
themselves see-m in most ca-es to be j la. at 4 p. 111.
first among the -tmlent lnlie- to de I Miss Mary P.reed. advi-er ol women.
fend the new rules and students gem-rally
are looking upon them favorably,
fiivc the system a fair trial of ten
year and it will prove it-elf.
WHOSE HEALTH PAILS
Miss Elenor Caxny.
fSS KLEXOIt CANNY, who has
been prominently identified with
playgrounds work in Missouii.
elepaited today for her home in Kansas
City. She will neit return to the Uni
versity of Missouii till n,.t scme'stci
on account of her health. Her mother
came to Loliimbia to incomnaiiv her
.Miss Canny last summer had chaige
of the playground vvenk in Kansas
f itv. which is iiidi'iiende'iit of that mil
ducted by the Uuivc-isiu.
COL. RAINY DAY IS
SELECTED TO SUCCEED
CAPT. FAIR WEATHER
Commandant of Sky
Probably Will Be an
Col. Hainy Days has bei-n selected to
succeed Capt. Fair Weather as Com
mandant of the Missouri State Weather
School. Tlie Colonel is experienced and
no doubt will be a capable succe'ssor
of Capt. Fair Weather. The fotcc.tt:
"Showers tonight or Ttiesilaj. Coed
The temp -rat im at T:."il a. m. va
r!l! degiees; ;,t 2 p. in.. ."."! eleglTC's.
"ADAM GOD" DECLARES
HE EXPECTS TO HANGr,"l,,e"' ,,l,ri"r t,., T. "m' ('v"ry
Leader of Religious Fanatics Believed
to be Insane.
lly United I'ros.
KANSAS CITY. Dec 11. John
Sharp, leader of the band of idigiotis
fanatics who battled with the pedice
heie last Tuesday, is icgaidcd as quite
insane. Siiarp. who calls liiin-elf
"Adam l Joel." was wounded in the light,
which li'siilteil in tin death of a po
liceman ami a girl. His sanity pioba
bly will be tested befoie he i hi ought
In an iuteiview today Slnup s;lil
that he expects to he hanged, lie de
clared that if he is a true prophet. Cod
will work a miracle to bring to la
the persons killed in the street fight.
If this deics not happen. Shaip s.iid. lie
will be proved a i.xUc prophet and will
deserve eKith for deceiving othe-is.
M. U. Students Will
Four University of Missouri stnih'iits
were awarded scholarships at Harvard
Sat 111 clay.
Frederick M. Simon, a Senior Engi
ncr. of St. Louis, rcce-ive-il a se hol.ir
ship for exi cllence in his studies.
Carl 15. Hudson, a Freshman, of
Montgomery City, won the -e-hol.uship
offereel by the Harvard Club of St.
David 15. Child, a Junior, of Kansas
City, lee-eivcd one of tin Prise-Crei 11
leaf scholarships and .'!().
William I". Smith, of noldeii. won a
spuial normal school scholarship and
Kirksville Minister's Address.
"The Seaidi for (Vrtaintv" was the
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j'"' - - ",,'n ' r-",K "' """ ; '"
tthe University of Missouri auditorium
v.-sterilav afternoon. Tin talk v
- H' V. W. C. A. and . M. C. A. ...em
hers, ail'l IMIIII asoei.ie ions .-n- ... ..
re!rc-ented. I here were al-o -everai
visitors from town. The mti-ie c-or.
istcd of a violin solo and a vocal
"Face to Fan." by II. W. Collin.
Seekings Longer Holidays.
The student- of the University "' 1
Mi-souri are getting up a petition to j
is one of the signers ot the hiiiioii.
The Roan! of Curators must decide in
the holiday Wore it
GAME HERE FRIDAY
Tigers Will Play Team of
SCHEDULE STRICTLY COLLEGIATE
Dr. Monilaw Says Missouri
Has Good Chance for
The University of Missouri basket
ball schedule, which opens Friday even
ing when the Tigers play the Warrens-
luig Normal Scl I team at Columbia.
is one of the longest and hardest to be
plav e'd by a Western school, including
games with Nebraska. Kansas, Ames.
Washington and probably Raker. For
the liist time in the history of basket
ball at the University, the Tigers will
play a strictly eollegiate schedule, no
games having been arranged with ath
letic c l.ilis and military companies a
formeilv. This eliminates K. C. A. C.
and M. A. C. both old-time rivals of
I the Tigers.
The seating capacity of the gymna
sium is to be incriMsed. either by thc
addition of new bleachers or by put
ting the court in the mielelle of the gym
nasium floor and building tiers ot
hlcadieT on both siiles. The lighting
facilities have Wen be'ttercel 20 per cent
by the addition of new lights.
Collegiate Rules Effective.
All games in which the University
will compete this year wii! be playetl
under the new collegiate rules, thus do
ing away with the confusion formerly
caiisi'd through changing from collegi
ate to A. A. U. rules. Tin officials will
be chosen from neutral schools.
liccaiise of the wide territory covered
bv the Missouri Valley Conference Rj-
ketball League, the Conference will b-
ditided into twei divisions, north and
, south. Missouri ln-ing classed in the
southi-iu division. Each school will
oiner sellout in lis envision. .t inc
end of the season the champions of the
noithe-in division will play the cham
pions of the southern elivision for tin
Missouri Valley championship in a utim
Iicr of post season game's.
Dr. W. J. Monilaw. gcnei.il manager
of athletics, thinks Missouri has a good
chance' to win the championship.
Coach Low man has a full squad of men
trjing for positions on the team ami
believe- that he will be able to whip
a winning team into shape. All the
members of last year's team are in.
the University and many new plavers
an eligible from hist j ear's Freshman
Schedule of Games.
Heie is the full schedule:
Dei. I"". Warrensburg at Columbia.
Dei. I!. Warrensburg at Columbia.
Jan. !. Ames at Columbia.
Jan. !.-. Wa-hiiigton at St. Louis.
Jan. Ili. Washington at St. Louis.
Jan. 22. Holla at Columbia.
Jan. 2.J. Rolla at Columbia.
Jan. .".0. Ami's at Ames. la.
Feb. I. Nebraska at Lincoln.
Feb. 2. Nebraska at Lincoln.
Feb. '!. HakeT. Washburn or Man
hattan in Kansas.
Feb. 4. Kansas at 1-ivvrenic.
Feb. ". Kansas at Laurence.
Feb. ti, Warrensburg at Warrciis
Feb. 12, Kansas at Columbia.
Feb. 1.5. Kansas at Columbia.
Peb. 17. Washington at Columbia.
Feb. IS. Washington at Columbia.
Feb. 22. Haskell, Amis or Raker at
F. WILLIAMS IS ELECTED
j FRESHMAN BASKETBALL HEAD
j John I". Williams. a student in jour
Imilisin. was elc-tteil captain of the
iFicshiunn lKisketbr.ll team Satiinlay
af'ernoon. defeating Jo-epli ('.. Parker,
of Trenton. Mo., by three vote-.
Williams i- from Joplin. Mo., a tovvii
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IllXlllsiieil illlliosi .111 01 iii'-
'ar-ity liasketball material of Jlis--ouri
Univi'i-ity for several year". He
formerly plaved with the Joplin Higli
Schrol and the Joplin V. M. C. A.
teams aul is eon-idered a fast man.
The ti-am will Im picked this week
ami the Fre-hmeti and Juniors v'.'.'t play
! the lir-t game of the interclass series.
Journalists to Meet Tonight.
Students in the Department of Jour
nali-m will meet at 7 o'clock this even
ing in the new- room of the University
Mi-soiinan in the basement of Academ
ic Hall. Plans for an annual ilcpart
ment '"stunt" will be di-cu-sed, as well
as other matters of importance to tin-department.