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An Kvcninellaily by lic.'ttik-nt-.in the School of
Jonrnali-ni m the I'liiverMty of Miouri.
J. It. I'owm.i
E. K. t'iiii.irib
John k. Wiijjaji-
. ...A'lwrtMiiR Manager, i
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J. F. WILLIAM. C. A. IlAKvnv.
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Entered lit tin- I'li.toflire at Columbia. Mo., a
H-oinl-cIa- I'Kiil matter.
Invariably in Ailvuuru. Jly Mail or Carrier.
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ADVKiniSiNii KATES ON Al'l'I.ICATIUN.
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.January 21 The Iiev. C. K. Burgess
at Social Science club, "Socialism and
the Teachings of Jesus."
January 31 to February 5, Mid-year
February 2-3-1 Entrance examina- j
February S, 10 a. m. Opening as
sembly of second semester.
Februray 1) Class work in all de
February 12 St. Louis Symphony
Februray 15 Botany lecture, C. S.
Gager, University Assembly.
February 22 Holiday, Washing
March 1 "Experimental Zoology,"
Prof. George Lefevre, University As
sembly. March 5 St. Louis Symphony Or
chestra. April 7 Quarterly meeting of Hoard
- May 30 to June 4 Final examina
tions. June 4-9 Commencement week.
AN AGE OF ADVERTISING.
This is an age of advertising. Every
sort of business, whether small or
large, knows that in order to place
itself before the public, it must adver
tise. It must become known to as
large a number of people as possible.
Although the value and need of
advertising has been recognized in
nearly all businesses and professions,
it has come to be looked upon in
a new light. Ministers of the gospel
who once spurned the idea of advertis
ing the church in the newspaper are
now beginning to realize that tluy
too must advertise.
Recently in Chicago, a preacher
advocated the method of having a
press agent for the church. This
means a departure from the old meth
ods. Hut why not? Is it not lawful
to advertise the church? Surely any
thing which is lit for the people to
know about is worth advertising. It is
only by letting people know what is
going on that their interest is aroused
and they are stimulated to action.
"Collegiate astigmatism," an expres
sion used in one of the new novels, is
a description peculiarly appropriate
to the shut-in-ness of the life of the
college student and his consequent
points of view upon the world and its
happenings. lie lives in an atmo
sphere of the learning of the past and
his own part in the college activities.
He looks at the world with inexperi
enced eyes, and wisely explains every
thing by a jumble of dead precedents.
His eyes are focused upon life and its
problems with exceeding clearness and
understanding, he believes, yet the
focus is wrong for he understands
little and knows less.
Collegiate astigmatism is a wrong
focusing of the point-of-view. It is
peculiar to the collegian, the natural
results of his youth, inexperience and
surroundings. Contact with life itself
is its cure, sometimes a most heroic
We are glad sidewalk displays in
Columbia must be made either in ;
accordance with the law or not at i
all. Columbia merchants in the past ,
have been too careless in exposing j
foodstuffs to all sorts of weather and j
dirt upon the sidewalks. In their i
eagerness to show customers that ,
they have fresh meat or vegetables
they line the sidewalks with samples
which remain exposed to sun. dut
and wind day after day.
It seems that a little ingenuity on
the part of the merchants easily could
Folve the difficulty. Why wouldn't it
le just as effective and a great deal
more sanitary to have neatly lettered
placards placed in front of each store ;
showing what especial things were on '
sale? Or, why not arrange clean, at
tractive showcases and displays ot
goods in windows?
It is evident that something must
be done. A town which has entrusted
to its care thousands of students and
school children besides thousands of
inhabitants, should be more consider
ate of their welfare. It is almost
criminal to allow their health, to be
A NATIONAL LOSS.
Kvery citizen who is at all familiar
with the work of Clifford I'inchot. must
regret that the President found it
necessary to dismiss him from the
service of the government. In a mes
sage to congress about a year ago,
President Roosevelt classed the con
servation of our natural re.-ources as
one of the most important problems
confronting the nation. At the head
of a commission to solve this problem
he placed Clifford Pirn-hot, and every
stop taken along the line of conserva
tion met with I 'resident Roosevelt's
support. Perhaps the successor of
Mr. I'inchot will prove equally olftcient
in his woik of preserving our natural
resources, and at the same time b?
more diplomatic in his respect for his
superiors. Let us hope so, for the
work must not lag.
As a nation we have been wofull;.
extravagant of our timber supply, es
pecially on the Pacific Coast. For
years and years after his advent, the
gold-seeker or tl.e stockman who
anted a covering for his cabin was
accustomed to cut the magnificent
sugar pine, saw a few sections from
tne base, and allow the rest of thai
monarch of its section cf the Sierra
to rot where it fell. Clear-grained
white and soft cf fibre as was this
tree, with a riving knife and maul as
his tools, it was a simple and easy task
for the miner or stockman to supply
himself with an abundance of
"shakes" for his cabin roof. And so
these trees of centuries' growth were
sacrificed by thousands up and down
the coast. This, however, was but a
small part of the criminal waste ol
So with the redwood woful destruc
tion and wanton waste has largely
narked its history. When one real
izes that the redwood tree is the only
living thing on earth today whose
birth dates back to a time beond the
Christian Era, and that the only speci
mens of this stately, prehistoric tree
in the known world are held in a
little strip of territory on our wester:,
i oast extending from San Francisco
way up to the Oregon line well, it
would seem as though this great na
tion were big enough and rich enough
to say to the handful of lumbermen
who are destroying this timber,
Hero and there in California the
government has reserved a few thou
sand acres in the aggregate containing
magnificent specimens of the redwood
tree. Hut the time will come in the
history of this nation, yet scarcely out
of its swaddling clothes, when the
entire territory now covered by red
wood timber would be of incompar
ably greater value as a national park
and playground tiian the paltry mill
ions it will bring today converted into
It will take a wise and far-seeing
head to save our forests and water
courses front the ravenous commer
cialism ot this age. Clifford I'inchot
carried sue h a head on his shoulders.
That his services have been dispensed
with, however necessary it may have
been, is a distinct loss to tiie nation.
Notes of Society.
The juniors and senior classes of
the School of Engineering will give a
dance in Missourian Hall next Friday
night. This will be the second daner
given by the engineers this year.
Bsck In the Ccrridors of Time.
Plato had just dubbed Aristotie the
"Intellect" of his school.
"In fact," raid Plato, "he comes
pretty near bring the I'hilainJc-r Knox
of try scholastic cabinet."
For, in the best educational circles
in those days, it was considered better
to be brainy than to be brawny.
He meant to shoot a rabbit;
Instead, he shot a friend.
Said he, " "Tis just a habit.
I trust I don't offend."
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1910.
News of Other Colleges
And If He Flunked?
It would take a student 200 years
to take all the courses offered at Har
vard. Sophomores Want Distinction.
The sophomore class at the Univer
sity of Indiana is trying to find a
Princeton Wins In Hockey Game.
Princeton defeated Cornell in the
first of the inter-collegiate hockev
league games by a score of 1 to 0.
Californian Staff Banquets.
The staff of the Daily Californian at
the University of California hold a
banquet in San Francisco every year.
New Clinic For Harvard Medics.
The Harvard Medical School has
finished aiTai'geinent.s to open a new
clinic for the general treatment of
Almost 6.CC0 at Columbia.
The registration at Columbia Uni
versity almost reached the C.000 mark
this year, with an inci.jasc of more
than C'i'J over last year's enrollment.
Professor Lee Photographs Comet.
riofesMir Olher J. Lee of (he
Verkes Observatory at the Universitv
of Chicago recentlj succeeded in tak
ing several photographs of Halley's
Wcslcyan Glee Club Restricted.
Ohio Wesleyan undergraduates are
up in arms because of a proposed fac
ulty edict tnat the glee club shall
make no engagements away from the
Illinois U. Will Erect 530,000 Hall.
Plans have been approved for a
main building to be erected at the
University of Illinois to be known as
the Abraham Lincoln Hall and to cost
Californiars Studying Japanese.
California Univeisity has a club for
the purpose of creating an interest in
the Japanese language. Weekly meet
ings are held, and conversation is car
ried on in Japanese.
New Physics Building at Iowa.
A new physios building will soon be
erected at the University of Iowa.
The building will cost S215.000 and
will be equipped with all the essentials
of a modern laboratory.
A $50 Prize Offered in Painting.
An anonymous donor at Syracuse
University has offered a prize of fifty
dollars to the student of the freshman
class in painting who is iuot deserv
ing at the close of his first year.
Pension Their Teachers.
Disabled teachers in Munich receive
pensions of 7 per cent of their salaries,
and a schoolmaster's wife who loses
her husband gets throe-fifths of his
salary, with an allowance for every
child under 2').
History Student Won Scholarship.
The "Colonial Dames' Scholarship"
at the University of Chicago, yielding
innuall..- the sum of $:5iiii, has been
iwarded to Paul Mo.-cr of Chicaro for
wcellence of work in American his
tory. No Outdoor Classes Now.
That Minnesota professor who
promised to hold his class out of
doors as long as the weather permitted,
is today probably expounding the
mysteries of modern drama from a
secure seat on the radiator. Wiscon
sin Daily Cardinal.
Kicked Ten Successive Goals.
Quarterback Rosley of St. John's
academy, Annapolis in a football game
on the home ground against St. Jo
seph's, kicked ten straight goals after
touchdowns. He also made three
field goals, scoring 111 of the C'J-0 score
run up by St. Joim'.-i.
THE FOOTBALL TEAM OF 1890, THE FIRST MISSOURI EVER HAD.
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One of the leading magazines of the
country is advertising a series of arti
cles entitled "The Decline of Public
Confidence in the Newspaper Press."
That the public has lost confidence
in some newspapers may be accepted
as a matter of course, like the loss of
public confidence in certain politicians
and statesmen and theories of govern
ment. Hut if there is a marked de
cline of public confidence in newspa
pers as a whole, that fact is of such
far-reaching importance that it de
serves the closest study and investiga
More newsapers are printed than
ever before. More newspapers are
read than ever before. If the public
has lost confidence in newspapers,
why does it read them in such vast
numbers? .Merely to amuse itself?
.Merely to pass away the time? Mere
ly to acquire information which it dis
trusts and upon which it can place no
reliance? The American people have
never impressed us as a nation of
idiots and lunatics. They must have
some definite motive in reading the
newspapers, and the average Ameri
can is not the sort of a person who
wastes his time on things in which he
mis no confidence.
We have observed, too, remarks th"
Now York World, that the shrewd,
practical gentlemen who manage the
great corporations have detected no
marked decline of public confidence in
nev.spap'-i-H. Their desire to ow:
newspapers, to influence newspapers,
to shape the policy of newspapers was
' never so keen as it is now. They
must believe that the public has confi
dence in wnat it reads in newpapcrs
or they would not be so eager to con
What is commonly spoken of as a
decline of newspaper influence is in
reality only a change in newspaper
influence, and a c Uange for the better.
Newspapers are ci-eapcr than tiiev
were, and few men aio obliged to rely
upon a single newspaper. They draw
information and opinions not from out
source but from two or three or four
sources, and their own opinion is the
resultaiit of these various forces. Thio
ls having the excellent effect of teach
ing people to think for themselves.
They are the surer in consequence to
detect bad advice and the quicker to
follow good advice;. Their own opin
ions are clearer and saner and less
This does not mean a decline ol
newspaper influence. On the con
trary, it is a manifestation of the best
kind of influence that newspapers can
He Didn't Understand.
Wilbur Wright was discussing in
Da;, ton a very imaginative magazine
story about aeroplanes.
"The story." he said, "was full of
errors. Aeroplanes can't do what this
chap claims, lie doesn't understand
"In fact, he's like old Ceorge Kettle
of Trotwood. Ceorge rushed into the
Trotwood telegraph office the other
day with a small package wrapped in
a newspaper under his arm.
" 'Telegraph this to my wife down to
Daton, Harvey,' he said to the tele
graph clerk, thrusting the package
thieugh the little window.
" Wo. no, Ceorge; we can't do any
thing like that, laughed the clerk.
'"Drat ye, said Ceorge. angrily, 'ye
got to do it. It's my wife's teeth.'"
Over at Last.
The fact that Ty Cobb got into morn
or less of an automobile accident and
the papers did not put scare heads on
the story goes to prove that the base
ball season is well past. Springfield
P'KS That chap I notice you going
' into the club with so often is one of
j the best dressed men in town. What
is his name?
Fogg Owen Taylor, and he lives up
j to it. Boston Transcript.
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s.irc.1. Shakespeare and Slang.
To the EJitor of the University Missourian:
In a lecent University Missourian I
notice that Dr. Edward A. Allen is of
the opinion that Shakespeare would
have been delighted with some of the
modern "slang." I am of the same
mind as to that. Certainly the non
committal report "search me" is very
expressive. Hut have you considered
what trouble the ultra literalist would
encounter? Suppose that the immor
tal William had revelled in the use of
"slang" to the dismay of our modern
purists? Take for example the fa
mous soliloquy of Hamlet, and sub
stitute the above choice tidbit:
"To be, or not to bo; you may search
Then would come the literalist ami
would insi.-t that Hamlet saw the king
and Polonius at the side and ad
dressed the last half line to them, im
plying that he had something con
cealed about his person possibly a
thesis on life! Let us be profoundly
thankful that we have not had to wade
through such critical essays, anil let
well enough aloi.e. As .Mr. Dooley
woiild say: "Shakespur 'ml slang are
ekally good." So there let the ques
ALMEliT .!. M'CULLOCH. 'Ot.
A l::iud-l;ail m't has be n hud u'i
in the trophy room of Uothwull Cyni
nasiuin for the- use of faculty mem
bers. There will be a meeting of the
junior class of the School of Education
in room 24 Academic Hall at .". o'clock
The Mathematics Journal club will
meet at 1: 30 o'clock tomorrow in room
.".4 A, Academic Hall. Dr. Mary S.
Walker will tall: on "Definite Inte
grals." J. P. Ilockaday, a student in the
high school in Columbia, left for his
home in Miduleion, Mo., this morning
to attend the funeral of his grand
father, C. T. Hcckaday. He will re
turn to school the first of next week.
The junior "prom" committee will
meet at 7 o'clock tomorrow night in
the V. M. C. A. Huihiing, to set a
date for the annual junior dance. The
dance will not be held until spring
because of the military hop after ex
aminations. The Jefferson county students will
organize at a meeting to be held
Thursday, January 20, at -1:'!0 o'clock.
The meeting will be in room 41 of
Academic Hall. All the students from
this county who are taking the short
course in agriculture may attend.
To Spare His Neighbors.
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, discussing in
Xew York her book on the rearing of
"Children must be trained to be
unselfish and tactful. Without this
training the average child is as incon
siderate as a Dark Harbor fisherman
the .Maine folks tell about.
"This fisherman, walking along the
road one day, saw a very ugly man
sitting on p. fence whittling a stick.
He stopped and looked at the man for
some time in disgusted silence. Then
" 'Well, you're ugly, for fair.'
'"I can't help it, can I?' the ugly
man asked, in a hurt tone.
"The fisherman thought a moment.
Then he said, indignantly:
'"You could stoy in the house,
couldn't you?' "
Call 55 (Double 5) to get the Mis
sourian business office by telephone.
Russian Children Spea More c
rcctly, Says Dr. John Gt-eria. "'
Paradoxical as it may seem rv
cago's first families have been'd'i
ered to be her last in the niatteCV!
speaking flawless English. if C'
children from the c-;t"s most arv
cratic homes are to grow up to ""
pure English it is si.t-g.sted that thf
be spared the necessi;y of hearing n?
table conversation in their own hn-n '
These serious cl.arg, s against ffr
cago's exclusive families were
officially by Dr. John Uuerin, menu!
of the board of education. He i
lieves that the handicap nf assoeiaf
with their parents will prevent tW
children from catching Up wit!j
foreign-born children vho hear
English in their hoi,., s and, as a co-.
sequence, talk English as they fin4 j
in their textbooks.
If. Dr. Cuerin's dii i.veries re-o.
sent a general condit;.n. any tUrioaS
one who sticks his ear under a win '
do-.v in Lak.,- Shor.- Dine niav ho-
such remarks as the.-:
"This is him."
"I learned him a lesm."
"There wasn't none let."
"Conditions was awiul Lad."
"I pour champagne slow."
P.ut that is nut U -. worst, n
Cuerin suggested. miiiiK. hut in su,--a
way that the invitation v;ls uei!--.
stood by e er bod;, pre. ut, tliat iw-.
hers ol" the board of -ilui at-ori u.;..
be taugl.t many things a! out th- n$
ol" the English larvai;.- i'" they v.v'
pay a visit to sonn- of ihe school a
which Russian bo;, s ami girls are si;
"I learned these thii.g-i in theco'j:
of a visit to a certain hijfh s.-hiwl -!
few days ago," said Dr. (Juerin. "I dis
covered that Russian hots and cirls!
at the school, from tiie elememurr
grades on up to the fourth year fc
high school, speak much better Ess-I
lish than any American born boy t:
girl in the city. The reason for thU
simply is that they don't he-ar Kn.tfisi
spoken at their homes, and they spa
English as they see it in their tev.
books." Chicago Exaiiiintr.
"Hello! Is this the information et
"Who is the president of Xicin
"Wait a minute, and I'll "
"Hut I want to know who is pre?:
dent now not who's going to
president a minute from now!" f
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Kive Iil'lS. three tiin. .fioK-
Kv.-rj eveiiinzfi.rone w.ek.t.rli!!.' Vina
ot;!!t :x ner.!ce nntiNtut!,.. line.
Want n.l .hoiii.l 1... left at . ii '.er tl:e J!.vic
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convenience and proximity to tk
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Single or double rooms, 54 to J!i
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FOR RENT Furnished room oa fir?.
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ROOMS 103 Matthews Street, ok
double and one single room.
FOR RENT Fine front room in ce
house, one block from universitr
price is very reasonable. 201 S. 6th.
FOR RENT 1 room on first floor, fur
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LOST A large size autofiller fouctaia
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at 720 Maryland Place, one tK
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POR RENT Two nicely furnish
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WANTED Two white- dishwashers :
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