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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, TUESDAY. Al'ltll. !. 1ll
An Eveninjr Daily by the Students in the School
of Journalism at the University of Misouri.
ItUFonn O. Ukow.n - - - Managintt Kditor.
Habkv U. Gi'Y - Advertising Manager.
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN ASSOCIATION. INC.
J AM us (5. MY. President.
Hknky 11. KiNVov. Secretary.
Harry D 'fiiY Harrison Kkown
Ward A. Nkfk I'Afi. J. Thompson
Hex H. Maoee. IS. O. Brown.
OFFICE: 12 NORTH TENTH STREET. PHONE 53
J-.nU-rel at the Postoffice of Columbia. Mo., as
second-class mail matter.
Iiv'carrierorjnail Si a year.
A ldress all'communications to
We sometimes feel that ii would
be a line thing if nil the it finui s
would declare nu armistice for it
year, ami just try to set a living ex
ample. The world is little interested in
who your father was; ami scarcely
more in what you are going to be: it
offers big rewards for men who can
do things NOW.
I'Koi'i.i: and tin: ;oyi:i:n.mknt.
News comes that four legislators
in New Mexico have lee:i indicted
for bribe-taking. The disgrace of
older commonwealths has permeated
their little sister. Are we all cor
rupt? Ve dissent from the jeremiads
with which numerous s i-pesai-
mistie writers burden the press. Rc
cent scandals in government ilo not
indicate unsoundness in the system
or in the people.
Dishonest men have infested pub
lic ollice from the beginning. They
work under cover. When science,
anvancing one step beyond the dic
taphone, shall reveal men's secrets
to us. then corrupt government may
go. Corruption we are uncovering
today has existed all along, and the
fact that we are turning on the light
shows that the people are awaking
to the necessity of rooting out cor
ruption. lint corrupt government will not
go until the best men spare sulliciciit
time from business to participate iu
government. Justice never can be
meted out until honest men will give
some time from money-making to
help administer justice. Corrupt
government, prostrated justice and
resulting agitation are part of the
price we pay for delegating govern
ment to the professional politician
and demagogue while we try to get
rich or pursue some selfish fancy.
American colleges ran teach the
youth no greater lesson than that
lasting commercial prosperity, indi
vidual security anil good government
will come only when each individual
takes a live interest iu selecting hon
est, capable men to uink". judge and
execute the laws.
the views or Tin-: university
The views of the l'niversity are
expressed by the curators of the
l'niversity or by the president of the
l'niversity or other person speaking
for the curators. Xo one. speaking
without .such authority, has the
right to express the views of the
The individuals who are for the
time associated with tin- University
as students or members of the facul
ty may, on proper occasion, express
their opinions or views upon mooted
questions or views. They may or
may not coincide with the opinions
or views of the l'niversity.
It is absurd to hold the University
responsible for the views of indi
vidual students or individual teach
ers upon non-l'nivcrsity subjects.
The l'niversity takes no part in par
tisan politics. This does not pre
clude its students or teachers from
espousing the cause of Smith for
president or Jones for governor.
Kven if Smith and Jones had a ma
jority of the l'niversity students ami
teachers supporting them. this
would not. in any degree, commit
the l'niversity to their support.
What is true in respect to the
support of candidates is true in re
gard to the advocacy of causes. The
l'niversity may justly be held res
ponsible for the action of the institu
tion Its teachers and students.
properly free to hold opinions or ad-
ucatc i auses. do not commit the
kiv.rsity for or against any cause.
If the wets force an election on lo
cal option in Columbia as in Itoone
county and a majority of the Uniwr-
sity teachers and students vote dry,
this does not involve the University
in the election.
When the views or opinions of the
l'niversity are set forth they can he
properly set forth only by the au
thority of the body which under tin
laws of .Missouri is the University's
April Ii Lecture under tin- aus
pices of the Fortnightly Club; X.
T. (Sentry on "The Juvenile Court
April 10. Baseball. Central at Co
lumbia. April 11. Journalism Stunt at
April l'J-1.'!. -Musical comedy,
"The Land of the Toreadors," at the
April l.r Liquid air demonstra
tion by Dr. F. U. Rugg in Stephens
April 1C "Knight of the Burning
I'estle." a play under the auspices of
the Association of Collegiate Alum
nae, l'niversity Auditorium. S:l," p.
April IU. Social Science Club.
April 111. I'.ascball, Ames at Co
lumbia. April 20. Baseball. Ames at Co
lumbia. April '.!0. Outdoor track meet,
Illinois at Columbia.
April 20. Debate with University
of Colorado, University Auditorium.
April !!'.- -County Fair, annual
stunt of students in College of Ag
ricultuie. April 23. C-erman Club.
April 23. The Rev. Hugh Black
at assembly, 10 a. m.
April 2T.. The Kev. Hugh Black
at Y. W. C. A. meeting, University
Auditorium. 4.30 p. m.
April 25. The Rev. Hugh Black
at assembly, 10 a. m.
April 27. Debate with University
of Texas, University Auditorium,
7:30 p. m.
April 29. Baseball, Kansas Ag
gies at Columbia.
April 30. Baseball. Kansas Ag
gies at Columbia.
May 2. University Assembly, 10
a. 111. (Seorge Sherwood Kddy on
'The Students of Russia."
.May 2 Mock Trial at S:T. in the
May A. High School Day.
May (MO. Journalism Week.
May 0 Baseball, Rolla at Colum
bia. May 7. Baseball, Rolla at Colum
bia. May 11. Track meet. Kansas at
May 1 1. University Assembly.
10 a. in. Celebration of Browning's
May 30. Closing exercises Univer
sity High School, University Audi
torium. 7 p. m.
May 17 Baseball. Kansas at Co
May IS. Baseball. Kansas at Co
lumbia. Echoes of Yesterday
l-'oui- Years Ago.
Dr. Sbailer Mathews, editor of
The World Today, addressed the stu
dents at assembly here, lie was on
a visit to his sister. Mrs. II. S. I'll i I
brick. Ten Years Ago.
Three hundred medical and den
tal students fought three hours iu
a lahoiatory at an Omaha college.
Tvvenly Veals Ago.
One company advertised that it
had put away enough ice fiom lakes
to supply the town until winter
Thirty Years Ago.
A fat boy he weighed l.oun
pounds was buried in Chicago.
Fifty Years Ago.
l'hunuy Fellow was the comic pa
per of the day.
STUDENTS TO TALK OK STATK
They Will Tell Al t Each District
at I". II. S. Assembly.
In order to better acquaint its pu
pils wilh their home state, the Uni
versity High School will begin a new
assembly feature soon.
I'upils will be selected to repre
sent each congressional district of
the state. Those thus selected must
be able to give intelligent talks at
a-.embly about their respective dis
tricts. The talks will deal with
mining interests, agricultural topics,
news, manufacturing, educational
subjects, commerce: in fat. every
thing a congressman should know
about his district.
"Ten Minutes Kvery Day" is what
the Y. M. C. A. puts on the outside
of a pamphlet about Bible classes. If
the students willing to put in this
much time reading the Book, the
pamphlet says that hi- "will get big-
ger results than from any other ten
"We tried a new method this vear phlet which made mention of the
in regard to the classes." said Lloyd fact that the University of Missouri
K. Killam. associate secretary of the stood at the top of those universities
Y. M. C. A. "That was to hold ouritliat had tried the plan of co-operat-Bible
classes in connection with the ing with the local churches in hold
churches, and at the time of Sun- ing Bible classes. Furthermore, the
day school. In all the churches ex- whole Bible study system at the Uni
cept the Kpiscopal and the Catholic, versity ranked high when compared
classes were organized and taught, to some of the other educational in
by faculty men in most cases. stitutions iu the co.intry.
"In nearly all the churches there I'rof. A. W. Taylor of the Bible
were three classes, discussing sub- College has a class for juniors and
jects such as the Life of Christ, the seniors that meets cadi Thuisdav.
life ot I'aul. and "Christianity and Tin- devoi'onal part of the class is
.Modem Life." which I'rof. C. A. preceded by a supper, then conies the
Kllwood teaches at the I'resbyterian real work of the class. There ale
Church. Where the class was large about twenty-live men in this class,
or ill assorted divisions were made "This is the book we are using."
to accommodate treshuien. soph - and Mr. Killam held up neat imi
mores. underclassmen and upper tatiou leather book, thin enough to
classmen. For those who were be carried around in the student's
teachers themselves the Rev. C. I), pocket, called "Christ iu Kverday
Udwards of the Bible College bad a Life. 1'his is arranged so that the
class. , student will have a definite portion
"These church classes were well J to read every day. and the Scripture
attended, even though the attend-! lesson is quoted, too. in application
mice decreased slightly during the
fust semester." continued Mr. Kil-
lam. "With the coming of the sec-! the Bible where he would otherwise
ond semester and after the campaign not dig it out of the Bible himself,
held here by the speakers that wejWe hope to use this book entirely
hail talk to the l'niversity men. 'next year."
there were classes organized outside I !. It. F.
On llic Branch Lines
The railroad from Columbia to
Centralia was built about forty-two
years ago. It was known as the'
Boone County Railroad. In 1S73 it'
was sold at auction to satisfy a
mortgage of .3UH,onu. Later on
when there was a general consolida
tion of railroads it became known as
During the forty-two years of its
existence it has had many conduc
tors. Under its advertisement in
1S71. (Seorge Brown is named as the
conductor. In 1ST.". S. O. Lesser
was conductor. In 1S77 J. A. Dyer
was conductor, but how long is not
known. After Dyer. Robert Sadler,
formerly a road master on the Wa
bash, became conductor. Sadler was
on almost continoiisly for twenty
live years. He had been sent over
to the branch when the Wabash
came in possession of it and had
straightened out the road and im
proved it in many other ways. What
it was before Sadler came can hardly
he imagined, as he is reputed to have
done much in way of improvment.
After Sadler was Andrew Cala
ban. He bad the run for three years.
Succeeding him was a man nam d
Fry. Fry was followed by Menk.
and he. iu the early nineties, by Ras
tus Robinson. He had the run till
about l!"i when Darnell came. Dar
nell stayed for several years and was
foloweil by the present conductor.
F. L. Hill. Mr. Hill has been on con
tinuously since August. ll'OT.
The Missouri Midland Railroad,
from Columbia to McBaine, was
opened in September. lSH!i. The
first conductor on it was A. L. Dunk
lin. In 1 ! II. L. Harlan, a nephew
of the president of the road, I'. M.
lohusou, was the conductor. In 1901
the road was taken over by the Mis
souri. Kansas and Texas railroad
company. For a number of years
main line conductors were alternated
over the branch to Columbia.
In about P.03 Robert Kearns was
put on the run. He kept it about two
.-cars and was succeeded by J. L.
Levisy. Levesy was on continoiisly
tili the present man. .1. It. Day. came
The railroad companies have a
hard time to get a man who is sat
islied with a branch run. such as the
one from Centralia or McBaine to
Columbia. It is true such runs are
short and the men can always be at
home at night that is. they can if
the main line trains are 011 time. The
schedules are so arranged that the
men will be at home at least half of
each twenty-four hours. But many
young men would rather be on the
main line where the trains are usu
ally on time, where there are no
waits, and where they know almost I
exactly what they have to do.
HOUX' ll.WVti" TO ADVKKTI.SK.,
1'ai'ody on Song Will Be Used in Con
nection with Kariiiers I "air.
The lloun Dawg Song which has,
recently been introduced into student
politics, is to be used iu advertising'
the Fanners' County Fair. Some
farmer with poetic aspirations adapts,
the song thus:
"Come, fellows, let us move along ;
To the tune of that 'Houii Dawg song.
For Reuben Haskins of Skeegan.'
Is coming to see the Fair again."
of the churcbe.s. These were held in
Lowry Hall, the Y. M. C. A. Building
and the Westpoint Cl.il. .-.! South
Sixth street. In addition a meeting
for fraternity men was held in the
gymnasium. This class now meets
in the association building."
Mr. Killam then turned to a pani-
to the subject. All this is a great
indue ment to the student to read
The New iiooftt
The Transportation (Question.
The transportation problem has
three vital factors: rates, service,
and financial return, all of which are
interdependent. In "The American
Transportation Question." Samuel O.
Dunn, editor of the Railway Age (Sa
z.ette. discusses these, not per si-,
but with a vitw to their proper, and
iu the long run necessary, regulation.
The principles of rati- making are
llrst coasideied. and the cost and
value of the service outlined. Then
discrimination, between commodities
and communities, and between ship
pers, is taken up and remedies sug
gested. Several chapters are devoted
to railway va'uation and prolits: and
to a study of railway elliciency from
the standpoint of economy and pub
lic serviie. A comparison is given
between the costs of rail and water
transportation, and the final chap
ters are devoted to a detail dis-us-sion
of government regulation. ( D.
Appleton .vl- Co.. .New York . I r.ii)
Kditor the Missourian: In your
issue of Friday appears a two-column
article urging that all students
be compelled to study social
sciences. The "crying need" ac-'
cording to this writer is "for many
prescribed or required courses."
The idea of coercion, of forcing
students to study that for which
they have no liking or sympathy.1
seems to be growing. At present
Military Science is the one impera
inen students. If there is any basis
tivo and unescapable study for all
University Missourian's Official Weather Report
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April 9, 1912
7 A. M.
i ICXPLA. .ATOlY NOTKS.
Observations taken at a am.. TSlh meridian tunc. Air jrisu. reilucwl to level. lM.arx 'rorulnucus lines) pass i(iro..cli jv.lnts
of ciua! airrre.'-suri-. Isotherm 'dotted line) pjs- ttirotiu-ti r-dnuof .ual tcm..rature; drawn only for mo. freezing l'f. .anil Mf.
O t'c-Jr: y partly cloudy; cloudy; rji: sD'v: report mlImr Arrows lly.ith the wind. First neurcs. loncst (em-peratim-
p't i hours: second, precipitation of .01 inch or n.ore for past l Louis; third, maximum wind velocity.
VK.THKIt CONDITIONS: Fun spring-1'ke weather prevails this morning in most of the country.
Rain is falling along the T as Coast, and unsettled and siiowerv m-litious cover most of the Lower L.ak?
region, and North Atlantic Coast. Save ::i Coloiado and most ot the sta's bordering on Canada the country
is f r e from freezing temperatures.
Iu Columbia the weather should continue goiorallv fair anil warm tor the net two davs
of justified anarchy it is the fact of
being forced to military duty in time
of peace Would the friends of the
social sciences place those courses
on a level with compulsory military?
Would they turn apathy into hatred?
Can you teach altruism or patriotism
Xo student, man or woman, who
has not reached the age of accounta
bility should be permitted to enter
the University. Assuming then that
all stud tits know what they are
here for. that they have certain defi
nite purposes and ideals in lite,
aren't they entitled to say what they
shall study? When you go to a res
taurant do you order jour own food
or do you let I he chef dictate what
tun shall eat .'
Of course the social sciences are
important. So is history. Kuglish.
astronomy. Law. Journalism and Un-
gineering. Why not make tin bi
ological sciences compulsorv? I're
ven'ivc medicine might be made
compulsory for there is nothing
nne important than the health.
There really is no place to stop when'
you start in listing courses that
should be "prescribed." It is to be
supposed that every cours- listed in
the catalogue is valuable. j
The sensible way to promote study
of the social science or any other,
subject is to make it interesting and
vital to the student. In these days
of increasing tolerant e anything that
savors of compulsion or coercion is
bound to become unpopular. Cer
tainly in a state university there
should be as few required couises as
necessary to ensure broad education.
Do You Want Work
to Do in Odd Hours ?
A Missourian Warn Ad rdll Get It for You.
7'Juvi lines, iJnvc fillies - 25 cents.
Five lines-, flirtv limes' - - 35 cents.
One uvt'Jc, encJi fine 15 cents.
Results are Certain
Wlien Yon o to St. Louis Stop at
THE AMERICAN HOTEL
For University of .Missouri students, alum
ni and faculty Alumni Luncheon
Corner Seventh and Market Streets.
S. Department of Agriculture.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Owl.
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It happened this way:
Went into a store to buy a
cake of soap. "I lalf price,"
said the clerlOhis five cent
cake for three cents." The
half-cent went to them.
A half a cent is a small
matter, although in this
case it was twenty per cent
too much. Just the princi
ple, you know. Kelt there
was something wrong with
the half-price statement.
Now wc h.ivea wh..ic dvv-c.i-c
! iM.ket knives, r.io'.-,
si'rs, tweccr-. nail tiles .md
other thing- like that to sell at l.alf
priie. ami the half-cent oes to
you. Wc want to le (air. Oi
Course, thee things arc not ad as
K-d a- iifv. Sonic are alreadv
iiltd but many an In mi odd
iocs. We want vou t see them.
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