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UNIVERSITY MISSOUKIAN, MONDAY, FEIMtUARY 20, 1012.
An Evening Daily l.y the Students in the School
of Journalism at the University of Missouri.
Memorable Days in Missouri
International arbitration lias boon; Two hundred and thirty years ago Missouri became a state. August 10.
Truman II. Talley -
UNIVERSITY MISSOUKIAN ASSOCIATION. INC.
Jamks (I. May, President.
Henry II. Kinjon. Secretary.
O. I). Wethekei.i.. Treasurer.
Harry D. Guy Harrison Urown
Waki. A. Nekk I'aui. J. Tiiomison
Kkx B. Ma:ek U- O. Brown
office: 12 north tenth street, phone 53
Kntered at the rostoflicc of Columbia, Mo., as
second-class mail matter.
Manasinit Editor. . IlUR.h llt,nato,i ju Columbia since' on April :. next, La Salle, the French
By carrier or mail $3 a year.
Address all communications to
is it au.ix:i'(i:is7
The ttitnl annual receipts of the
Columbia gas company are more than
$I.s,tMM, and the rate ib $1.7.". for
lighting and $1.0" for heating and
power. The total receipts at Iloon
ville are less than $11,omi, yet the
rate for lighting is only ?l.r.o and for
lieatiug and power $l.:5i.
Statistics from fifteen .Missouri
towns, ranging in size from St. Louis
to l'arnell, show that Columbia lias a
higher rate than any of the lifteen.
The little town of l'arnell. where the
total receipts are scarcely more than
$ 1 tio pays only $l.-". St. Louis pas
.1.:M and llaiiuihul $1.2.".. With the
exception of Columbia the prices
in t lie main from $1.2."i to $1..1i.
That Columbia .should be forced to
pay $1.7.". looks hardly reasonable.
And to make bad worse, the service
is not what it should be and the gas
company is operating without a franchise.
President Taft announced his peace lt.xlort.r took ,,0ss-ssinn ,,r ti. Mis-
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program. Here are the two views of
Lieutenant F.llery Farmer, com
mandant of cadets at the I'niversity,
says arbitration is a good tiling as
far as it goes, but there comes a
time when merely to talk over a dis
puted (uestion is impossible.
'It is in human nature to light.
sissippi valley in the name of the
King of France. Had the English or
the Spanish obtained possession of
this territory there would in all
probability never li ,ve been any Mis
souri to have state anniversaries. It
was through the explorations of La-
.March C, next, will be the ninety
sixth anniversary of the first Mis
souri Compromise, or the real begin
ning of Missouri as a state, though
she was not formerly admitted to the
I'nion till over a year later.
Tlie birthdays of great Missouriansj
mark a number of anniversaries.
Thomas Hart Iienton. thirty years in'
the Cnited States Senate, was born I
Men have been doing so since the jSalle that the French laid claim to ! i:: yeais ago next March 14. .lames!
world began, and force will continue ! Louisiana and it was the French N'a-
to be used to settle wrongs. There poleon. who. when pressed hard for
is international arbitration going on i ready cash, sold this territory for
today, and where it works it is good; j ?1 .i.UOti.000.
at the same time preparations are) One hundred and nine years ago
made for lighting. It is cheaper to i next April :: negotiations were com
be prepared for a war than to be ta-jpleted for the purchase of Louisiana.
ken at a disadvantage. The 1'niled
S. Rollins, the father of the Culver-'
sity. was horn loo years ago next i
Sterling Trice, governor and lead
er of Confederate troops, was born'
September 11. 1 SOU. Frank 1. Illair.j
i nited Mates senator and leader of
rermanence. Time-Saving, Ease of Access. Three of tlle ,,nn,
ciples which guide up-to-date business men in filing their records.
For students the card cabinet and guides that we offer solve the
problem. Here are some of them:
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but it was more than ten months la- the 1'nionists at the opening of the
ter. March 10, 1S04. before the Stars Civil War, was born on February l"J,
and Stripes replaced the tricolors of' ninety-one years ago. John S. l'hil
France at St. Louis. (lips, governor, was born December
Kittle as .apoieon valued Louisi- 111'. IM I; James S. (liven. Cnited
States today is paying out millions
for pensions as a result of the Civil
War. Thorough preparedness for
war on either side might possibly
have prevent. -d this war. though the
motive to ligiu was very strong ami iimiing oi us norm. .exi .May n ; u. r. itianu. congressman, August'
even this might not have stopped it. will be the one hundred and eighth JD. IS::.".; Kdward Rates, attorney-j
Today, however, a prepared nation is j anniversary ot tlie start of the Lewis I general in Lincoln's cabinet, Septem-
aiia. Jefferson seems to have had an States senator. February US. LSI
A MISSOI'UI CIIANNFX.
I'.y unanimous vote the House
Committee on Rivers and Harbors
made $I,t;i57,ooo available, in four
mouths, for use to dig a six-foot
channel in the -Missouri River from
Kansas City to its mouth.
If tlie bill gets through the House)
ami the Senate as it stands. Missou
rians may see tlie channel in ten
May it be so. The only remarka
ble tiling about this piece of legisia-
t'on. if it ever gets through, is that
it was not carried through a quarter
of a century ago. Discussion of such
a bill is of far more interest, to Mis
souriai s than discussion of the re
vision of Schedule K, and money
spent in such an enterprise is far
better spent than in building anoth
er gunboat. It is only to be feared
that by the time the men in the high
places get ready to build a six-foot
channel, traffic will be such as to
warrant twelve feet.
WIIV 11KAK KCIIF.I.IK.
The last thing in the acquirement
of culture is an appreciation of art
and music. It does not matter how
well a person is versed in science, in
literature or in history. He is not en
tirely cultured if lie lias not an appre
ciation of the good in arts and music.
Where this appreciation is present
it must be fed. Where it is lacking
it must be created. And here is an
opportunity to create an apprecia
tion of music To hear the mediocre
does not always inspire us with res
pect. It is only the best that absorbs
us, and makes us crave more. And
our opportunity is to hear the best.
Kubelik will soon be here. He is
a violinist. The violin is one of the
oldest instruments. It is the parent
of other stringed instruments. Ku
belik embodies in himself all that tlie
ages, during the existence of that in
strument, have learned. To hear him
is to hear the violin doing its utmost.
Cood music has a refining influ
ence. When we forget ourselves
amid its strains, our best finalities
come forward, and for a time we walk
and live in a better world, and feel
kindlier toward each other.
Today 's Aim iversaries
William F. Cody (Ruffalo Rill), fa
mous as a scout and guide, born
John C. Xicoiay, author, private
secretary to President Lincoln, born
Indians of Hoboken. X. J. massa
cred by the Dutch, HI 4.1.
Kugene Schuyler, author and dip
lomatist. Cnited States minister to
St. Petersburg and Constantinople,
Fifteenth amendment giving suf
frage to the negroes passed by both
houses of Congress, 1SC9.
not made the prey of all others."
As a creditor of public opinion.
Lieutenant Fanner believes that the
newspaper is ery powerful. "Peo
ple are moved by what the newspa
pers sa. and many that neer have
an opinion on a subject watch the pa
pers and are guided by them; thus in
a large measure whether we shall
have peace or war rests largely with
the press of the world."
On the other hand there are those
who fully expect that in years to come
the wrongs of nations will be set
tled in court, leaving force out of the
"The idea that justice is got by
going to war is folly, for always the
stronger side wins," said Prof. Man
ley O. Hudson of the School of Law.
"The best thing 1 have ever read on
the subject is this," pointing to part
of the speech by President Taft on
March IS. 11M1. "Personally, I do
not see any reason why matters of
national honor should not be referred
to courts of arbitration as matters
of private disputes are. 1 know that
is going further than most men are
willing to go. but 1 do not see why
questions of honor should not be
submitted to tribunals composed of
men of honor who understand ques
tions of national honor."
As further expressing
and Clark expedition up the Missouri ber 4. 17!i:i; It. Ciatz Urown, Cnit-'
river. j ed States senator and governor. May'
Progress rapidly followed the Hag. ! US, 1 S U ; ; James I!. Kails, engineer.'
On .March ::. ISO."., less than a year builder of the St. Louis bridge and'
alter the I mteil States bad come into the .Mississippi jetties. May U.'!. 1820;
possession of it. Louisiana was made; A. V. Doniphan. leader in the march
a territory with Ceneral James Wii- to .Mexico. July !. I SOU; Hamilton R.
kinson governor and with its capital (Iambic, tlie war governor. Noveni
at St. Louis. J her -!'. 171S; Ceorge C. Ringhain,
The anniversary of Missouri as a 'the famous Missouri artist. 100 vears
.March 2o. last; Kugene Field, the'
children's poet September 2. 18.10; I
Knoch M. .Martin, bishop and preach-1
territory is June I. The centennial of
its creation as a territory will be
June I. next. January 8. just past.
was the ninety-seventh anniversary of er. June 12, IS2"; Samuel Lang
the battle of Xew Orleans. The year .home Clemens (.Mark Twain) Xo-
lsl-1 marks the last attempt of any
Kuropean power to obtain posses
sion of this territory. Six years la
ter, anil only seventeen years after
its acquisition by the Cnited States
vember :!o, is::r,; Carl Scliurz, Cnit
ed States senator. .March 2, LS2H;
Daniel R.ooue. explorer and pathfind
er. Xovember 2, 17:,4.
C. A. L.
If We Had That .Million.
Kditor the Missourian: Tlie ad
visory board of the proposed school
of Journalism at Columbia. Univer
sity, made possible by the gift of the
late Joseph Pulitzer, is up against
the apparently difficult task of found
ing a school to teach Journalism on a
small sum like $1,000,000. My the
his views. k terms of the will, $.100,000 of this
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Professor Hudson referred to the
speech of Sir Kdward Grey, made at
the same time as the Presid nt's. Sir
Kdward said: "The great nations of
the world are in bondage to their ar
mies and navies increasing bond
age. It does not set in to me impos
sible that in some future years they
may discover, as some individuals
have discovered, that law is a better
remedy than force, and that in all tlie
time they have been in bondage to
this, tremendous expenditure the
prison door lias been locked on the
inside. If you think that visionary
and not in the region of practical po
litics. 1 reply that at any rate we
ought not to leave what the Presi
dent of the Cnited States lias said
without response. It is a response
not to proposals, because we have no
proposals before us. but it is a re
sponse to the idea."
"War is nothing more than lynch
law," continued Professor Hudson.
"Duelling in the old time is what the
war of the present is. The Hague
Tribunal lias met twice and at the
next meeting in 11M.1 it will provide
a constitution for a court that will
sit all the time. Representatives
from counties will sit in this court
ami the wrongs of the nations will be
then, more food. There must be
War is the most natuial means of
adjusting demand to supply. Contin
ous weeding out of the less desirable
citizens or a systematic reduction of
the birth rate are the only alterna
tives. Neither of these is feasable.
War is surely preferable to star-
vation. There is in campaigning a
degree of pleasure and a stimulation
that makes for manliness. And it is
highly efficient; one protracted war is
said to have carried off about a
sum is to go into Hie construction of fourth of the Hermans
a building. Cpon tlie interest of the
other ?.".oo,ouO the school must de
pend for maintenance. Columbia
I'niversity has already donated the
grounds for the school, valued at
$.10ii.iMMi and oflicers of the I'niver
sity have offered to come to the res
cue of the school of Journalism.
In other words, the new school of
Journalism is to have an immense
plant, all tlie facilities necessary for
a large school and is to lie connected
with one of the great educational
institutions in America, yet will not
hae a maintenance fund sufficient to
employ a teaching force on a scale
coordinate with its equipment.
This situation of affairs at the new
school in New York should afford
consolation to the .Missouri School of
Journalism for the fact that we had
to start on a limited scale. The Mis
souri school had no educational pal
ace to fill, consequently our modest
appropriations have not been out of
harmony with our equipment. Per
haps it was just as well that this was
so for all healthy development is
along the lines of steady growth. It
is dillicult for a school to spring Minerva-like
into fruition and the New
York school will doubtless profit by
Not many people actually starve
in civilized communities, but, as the
interval of peace draws to a close,
living becomes increasingly difficult,
so that malnutrition and the many
hardships of poverty make the work
of disease easy. It is the same as
stanation in tlie long run.
Other nations beside our own have
readied the stage of acute want. Des
tructive wars have often followed i
such conditions. When men lack the
necessities, they are little disposed to'
regard treaties and laws. The will
to live overrides all ordinary consid
rations. C. S.
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University Missourian' s Official Weather Report
judged as those of individuals are to-i its obstacles. Certain it is that the
,iav." K. It. F. Pulitzer gift will be utilized to the
highest possible advantage. And yet
we cannot help the thought. If we
Echoes- of Yesterday
only had that million:
Four Years Ago.
The grand jury returned thirty-two !
Thinks War Necessary.
indictments, most of them being for i Kditor the Missourian. The par
the illegal sale of liquor. itisans of arbitration break into print
quite frequently. Their contentions
Ten Years Ago.
A Columbia paper printed a pict-
rest largely on sentiment and there
fore easily win tlie unthoughtful.
ure of Champ Clark on tlie front Contrary arguments, resting as they
page, boosting him for Cnited States on cold, unpalatable reasoning.
Senator. The paper was hardly out j appeal only to the small minority and
when the announcement came that I ,-an never become popular.
Clark had withdrawn from the race. , what follows is, of course, merely
an expression of opinion. Today, the
Twenty Years Ago.
writer believes it linnly, but he
The removal of the I'niversity was .makes no claim that it is certainly
a question stirring Missouri. j true. Many peace advocates lack
A Columbia paper had an editorial, this whilesome diffidences. The
"Is tlie World Mad?" .qualification "I believe" would not be
unbecoming to them.
Fifty Years Ago. j The death rate of plants and ani-
Fifty thousand Federal soldiers nials varies directly as their rate of
were ordered from Washington to j increase. Man is no exception.
Kentucky. ! As food is the prime necessity of
A Cincinnati woman was buried j life, so the want of it is. directly or
alive by mistake. The burial killed i indirectly, the most frequent cause
her. j of death. The food supply of man in-
; creases in arithmetical, man himself
Sity-Xine Years Ago. 'in geometrical, ratio. The existence
A Columbia paper had failed to is- of fertile, uninhabited lands does not
sue for two weeks because two hand solve the difficulty. Many must
compositors had been ill. They re- starve.
covered; so did the paper. I The cure for high prices is not.
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
J L. M . IThn. il ll
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February 26, 1912
, EXPLANATORY NOTES.
Observations taken at S a. m.. 7.1tli meridian time. Air pressure reduced 10 sea level. Ijtiars (continuous lines) pass trirougli points
of enual air pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass luroucli points of equal temperature; drawn only for zero, freezing, yjp, and Vtf.
O clear; Q partly cloudy: 0 cloudy; rain; (s) snow; rciort missing. Arrows fly wltli thewlnd. First flKurc.. lowc tem
perature past 12 hours: second, precipitation of .01 inch or more for past il hours; third, maximum wind velocity.
WF.ATHKK CONDITIONS. The storm that was in Southern Ctali Saturday, moved eastward and at
7 o'clock this morning was central in Kastern Illinois. The storm practically covers all of the country
east of the Mississippi Hiver; tlie storm is giving heavy rains in the Southern, and sleet and snow in the
Northern States, with high winds. Mostly clear and cold weather prevails in the ;r-at Plains region. Rocky
Mountain and upper Missouri Valley-States. Zero temperatures this morning are confined to small areas in
Wyoming. North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba.
As the low presure area moves eastward it will be followed by a moderate high pressure an-a from
tlie Northwest which should give fair and colder weather in Columbia during the next :!". hours.