UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1012
An F.Tcninjc Daily by the Students in th School
of Journalism at the University of Missouri.
IIuford O. Brown -Hakry
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN ASSOCIATION, INC.
James G. May, President.
Henry II. Kinyon, Secretary. ,
Harry D. Guy Harrison Brown i
Ward A. Neff I'ahi. J. Thompson
IJex H. Macf.e, B. O. Brown.
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If tliert; is any one thing more
pleasing to the eye than a clean,
green lawn it is several consecu
tive lawns of the same kind on the
same street. Such lawns are within
the reach of everybody who has some
pride that he is willing to expend ill
elbow grease and spare time. That
the time spent in beautifying lawns
and other home surroundings is
worth while goes without saying.
Such surroundings are a source of
satisfaction to those responsible for
them and a pleasure to those who
pass by them. Who does not feel a
sense of satisfaction from the over
heard repeated remarks. "Oh,
what a pretty lawn, who lives
People are imitative creatures and
will follow your lead if you endeav
or to clean up your place and to
make it the prettiest one around.
This sort of work as an example for
others is one way you may help your
home town. And it is a good way,
for there is no better index to the
character of the people of a town
than that given in the appearance of
the homes and their surroundings.
Individuality of persons is as surely
expressed by the homes in which
they live as by the clothes they wear.
THK NKW AXI THK OLD.
A St. Louis cartoonist drew a pic
ture which he called "Two Scep
ters." In the background of that
picture there is a little thin list, cov
ered by a broad sleeve of spangled
fur, and clasping ball and cross. In
the foreground of the picture is a
workingman's list, with checkered
sleeve rolled far up, clasping a huge
That picture contains a prophecy.
Scepters now cannot be emblems of
things. They must be the thing
itself. More and more it is being
recognized that the industrial power
is greater than the imperial power.
With the imperial power it is mere
ly a matter of arbitrary obedience.
The bejewelled scepter is useless
once the people decid not to heed it.
inn not so wan tne industrial scep
ter. If the man with the pick lifts
it from the ground not to work with
it any longer then there is a calam
ity in the course of progress, and
things must soon be set right again.
It is tools and machinery that sym
bolize power now. A golden rod,
symbolizing nothing but ancestry,
will soon mean nothing more.
close up." Stores, restaurants, bar
ber shops, butcher shops, hotels,
slaughter houses, schools, dairies and
lrug stores all underwent inspection.
Objectionable patent medicines were
destroyed. Hating places were com
pelled to screen their foods, disinfect
their places and keep their dishes
and tableware clean. When one
person used a glass for drinking
water, before another could use the
same glass it had to be washed,
llackyards, ponds, streets, bayous
and barnyards were inspected and
ordered overhauled. When people
had orders to clean up there was
no other recourse than to do exactly
The strange part was that in most
cases when people were shown why
they should clean up they usually did
so gladly. Doctor Dowling showed
them the results of tilt I and dirtiness
in an impressive way." The"" people
were convinced and were then r.eady
Were is a case of a state undergo
ing a thorough dialling as a result
of its leading health ollicer going out
among the people to explain to them
and show to them the results of tilt Ii
ami din. and then by his insisting
that tlu-y clean up. In these re
spects Doctor Dowling's example is
worthy of emulation.
The people of Louisiana are to be
congratulated because they have
Doctor Dowling at the head of their
iieaiin uoaru and necause tney are
displaying good sense in doing what
lie tells them to do.
A Day in Mimic Court
Echoes of Yesterday
Five Years Ago.
The rapid expansion of Columbia
madi it necessary to open factory
lots for improvement and additions
to the city.
Ten Yeaix Attn.
The I'niversity had outgrown its
auditorium. The room was not suf
ficient to accommodate its audiences.
An appropriation by the legislature
was sought to enlarge it.
The case has been set in this stu
dent practice court as in regular
courts. Professor K. W. Hintoii has
given out the case and the points to
be covered by the aspiring law stu
dents. The case has been docketed.
The court convenes at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon. The seniors in the
School of Law must attend to get
the hem-lit of the trial whether or
not they have any part in the case.
After they have tiled in the profes
sor approaches the bench, which is
like the bench in most courts, a sta
tionary desk for massive docket
books and a revolving chair for the
judge's seat. In this miniature court
room at the I'niversity of Missouri
the lawyers have the same kind of
working equipment as the real court,
rubles in an enclosure are reserved
for their use. The clerk is on hand
for swearing in the witnesses and
keeping records. The clerk in this
court is also stenographer. The
practical court stenographer who
studies law here gets work in his
.Judge Hinton, who founded this
practical court laboratory for Mis
iouri students. looks on the docket.
He i alls for the decision of the spe
cial judge on the last case tried on
I'm sday or Thursday previous, as the
case may he. The student judge
opens a voluminous document which
contains his lengthy opinion of an
equity case. The court stenographer
had given him a copy of all the testi
mony which the judge himself had
heard. The judge usually has a week
to pore over the testimony, refer to
establishing a case followed proving
that the man was Thompson and
that lie had been in the barber shop
involved in the case and other nec
essary points to be made clear to
Objections were frequent in this
mimic court as in the real court.
Some were sustained and others
were overruled. Professor Ilintou
always did this part of the judge
work as it can not be left to the
student judge. The testimony kept
"Was something said about the
lease?" asked the counsel for the
plaintiff while the plaintiff was on
"Yes, but it couldn't be found,"
replied the witness.
"Did you ever see the lease?"
"Yes, 1 have it. I found it in
deal came up while the cashier was
handling the money to complete the
transaction. Then, according to
Water's testimony, Thompson said,
"I have the lease."
"You can't produce the lease,"
said Ilrown. "and I'll put the whole
out lit out before night."
The court stenographer asked the j
witness to rcpeate the last sentence
with less haste so it could go in
shorthand well. i
Soon Ilrown had a chance to do i
his part as a witness. He had been
sitting back and hearing the words
he had used. He told his story as
the lawyers questioned. lie was a!
cool business man with no feeling
for the tight places of others ac-j
cording to the testimony in the case
and his desire to shove Waters out
of the shop when he found the renter
unreliable and also trying to inter
fere with the owner's leasing.
The testimony took up two hours.
an old bill case." The witness took Professor Hinton announced that the
it from his inside coat pocket. j argument would be heard a few days
This lease was the surprise of the later and the time was set. The
court and the students not interested ,argun;ent will have to be heard by1
in the case laughed. Later this 'the student judge who will then go
over the evidence ami weigli it in his
mind. At the next term of this prac
tice court he will he prepared to
baud down his opinion as to whether!
same witness had to go through the
grueling ordeal of keeping in mind
what he was to say in this supposed
case and at the same time keep facts
from conllicting, and advancing the Thompson should get any of the
proof on his side of the case as he
answered the questions of the coun
sel for defense.
The witness had sworn that Ilrown
had said he would (ire the whole out
fit from tiie shop.
"You are not positive that those
are the exact words that Ilrown
used?" queried the student attorney.
This was almost a stumbling block
law books and work out his decision. Mo the witness. He had not inemor-
Twenty Years Ago.
The corner stone of the old I'ni
versity building was removed from
its resting place on the campus of
Thirty Years Ago.
A new 2, 1 pound bell to cost
$snu was promised the I'liiversity
I'.uilding. On it was the inscription.
"1SS2. presented by Hon. .lames S.
Itollitis. LL. D. president of the
Hoard of Curators of the Cniversity
of the State of Missouri."
CLKAXIXt; U A STATE.
Dr. Oscar Dowling. president of
the Louisiana State P.uard of Health,
according to the March World's
Work, believes that it is not neces
sary for the people to cat the pro
verbial peck of dirt and that the
people of Louisiana can be educated
to a point where they will eat less.
Acting accordingly, when lie came to
the head of the Hoard of Health of
his state, he started out to dean it
Doctor Dowling's idea is that the
iirst step in getting people to he
dean is to show them how dirty
they are. The only way to carry on
this sort of campaign effectively, he
thought, was to go to the people and
not depend on advertising, notices,
e.c. The lirst step then was to se
cure the co-operation of the rail
roads, which was readily done.
Without the help of the railroads the
work done by Doctor Dowling in
cleaning the state could not have
been accomplished. In his three
special cars Doctor Dowling and his
assistants in seven months traveled
V.Ooi) miles and reached and inspect-
I nearly all the towns of the state.
Everywhere it was "clean up or
l'i ly Years Ago.
The Boone County Agricultural
and .Mechanical Association elected
otlicers. They were: President. .1. S.
Clarkson: vice-president. M. ISati
nian: secietary. .1. M. Samuel; as
sistant secretary, T. I!. Young; treas
urer. .1. C. Orr.
Fifty Years Ago.
New post ollices were established
in Iloone County. The post ollices
and post-masters were Stephens
Store, T. L. Stephens and Youngers.
A. F. Younger.
IKYIX (JIVKS RKClTAIi
Is a Soprano Pupil of Mr. Alex-
under at Christian College.
Miss Ima lone Irwin gave her
graduate recital in the Christian Col
lege auditorium Tuesday night,
which was well attended. She is a
soprano pupil of Mr. Alexander.
The Iirst number given by .Miss
Irwin was a cycle by Ronald. The
second number. Klsa's Dream (from
Lohengrin), by Wagner. The last
was a group of Kuglish songs and
"Floods of Spring," by Rachmanin
off. Miss Irwin also responded with
"Dearest." by Dennee.
Miss .Mary M. lied ford assisted as
pianist to Miss Irwin and Miss
Kleanor Cowing was the accompanist.
SWKKT C.'l'M TKKK iikim:
Landscape (iarilciiing Class Makes :,
The class in landscape gardening
studied the trees and shrubbery on
the grounds yesterday. One small
tree, which attracted much attention,
is a sweet gum tree north of the Hor
ticultural liuililiug. It is easily dis
tinguished by Manges or wings of
bark on the branches. These are not
found on any other tree. It is the
only tree of its kind on the grounds.
Karly .Morning Walk for Farmers.
The class in Farm Management
will walk to the farm of Mr. Terrel's
at .:..0 o clock Saturday morninir.
The distance to and from the farm
is about eight miles.
After the opinion is given the gen
uine fun of the work begins.
The attorneys have taken their
respective seats and eye each other.
Midge Hinton chooses a special judge
to act as the jury. He glanced at
the students in this miniature court
"Mr. Uoisseau, will you act as
judge?" said Professor Hinton.
"Your Honor, .Mr. Uoisseau is a
witness for the plaintiff." objected a
student lawyer who had Jumped to
his feet. The court spectators
laughed. Professor Hinton, the
dean-elect of the School of Law.
smiled. The students had already
worked up their testimony to bring
out the points in the case and certain
men had to be witnesses.
"Well, Mr. Douglas, are you con
nected with this case?" asked Mr.
-Mr. Douglas was not and conse
quently he sat by the professor and
.he case was begun. The counsel for
the plaintiff of course stated his case,
it was a slander title case. It was
not necessary for the sheriff to be
on hand. The sheriff in this student
practice court is Dan M. Xee. After
the case has been stated the judge
called for the attorneys to proceed
with the evidence.
The occasion for the plaintiff to
sue for damages in this slander title
case was that he had purchased the
1'niversity barber shop and had been
nrevented from selling it by the ac
tion of the owner of the building.
The plaintiff was termed Mr. Thomp
son. He was supposed to have
bought this business from Green and
Smith who had had a five year lease
on tiie building and had the signed
rental contract with the signature of
the owner. Thomas Ilrown. attached.
Itcfore the time was out on the con
tract the sale of the shop had taken
place. Thompson got in a tight
place as far as money was eonce-ned
and had to borrow by giving a
mortgage. He had supposed he was
o get the benefit of the lease at $40
a month rent for the space in the
building. The contract, however,
.iad not been turned over to him be
ause the other two signers. Smith
and (ireen, had not found it.
Tilings went worse for Thompson
in the 1'niversity barber shop. He
ould not pay off the mortgage. He
made an effort to sell. The pros-
leciive buyer was found and they
went to the bank to have a loan
.nade to the buyer so he could have
noiigh to pay off the mortgage and
ive Thompson some. The cashier
was in the act of counting out the
.noney when Ilrown appeared as the
villan in the background. Yes. he
muttered curses, according to the
Ilrown threatened to close the
shop beforp night if Thompson leased
to Waters. Ilrown had been receiv
ing the rent money from the bank
and as far as he knew the money
was paid in by the original leasers.
He had been accosted on the street
by Waters in regard to rent and had
in turn priced it at $."i0 a month.
When the curses were muttered in I
the bank, the cashier laid the coin !
back in the drawer because he did !
not want to be mixed up in such
deal. Later Thompson's shon was
closed for mortgage payment.
Mr. Thompson was called to the
witness stand. The clerk swore him
in. The regular routine questions
$l.2."i(i or whether Drown was inno
cent of causing the deal to be called
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ized anything for such a question and
lie did not know just what to say.
He hesitated, turned his head and
looked towards his attorneys for the
cue. The discomfort of the witness
caused merriment in the court room.
He patched up something and an
swered that the words were to that
All necessary witnesses to clinch
the fact of the deal and all small as
well as big points in the case were
put before the cross-questioning at
torneys. The facts were brought
out that Ilrown did not know any
thing certain about the deal with
Thompson in regard to the rent. He
had in the meantime, upon hearing
of the financial difficulties of the
barber, consulted Mr. Sharp, a
"famous and well known Columbia
attorney of wide practice" in regard
to holding (Ireen and Smith to the
The advice came that he could not,
because he had let them get out for
about two years before the contract
was up without any effort to inves
gate the matter. Ilrown wanted to i
put a new renter in then and do i
away with the uncertainty of the'
hard pressed occupant. Waters, the j
prospective buyer, had approached '
Ilrown on the street and asked '
about the renewal of the lease and
mentioned the proposed deal between ' r
him and Thompson.
The sale of the shop was about to
take place in the bank. Waters had
made an appointment with Ilrown
to talk over the lease renewal about ;
the same time at the same hank. '
The mention of the lease and the
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University Missourian's Official Weather Report
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
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' EXPL,A..ATOKY NOTES
uinvriauons uiKcn ai 8 a. m.. Mb meridian time. Air iirevsufe reduced to se.i level
O dear: Q partly cloudy: cloudy: rain: snoiv; report mlislns. Arrows fly with the wind Fir.
perature pst U hours: scoot!, precipitation of -.01 inck or more for past 21 liouis; tlilrd. maximum wind vc
Isobars (continuous lines) pass uirougti points
rreezlne. so", and lur.
list figures, lowest lem-
WKATHKIt CONDITIONS: West of the Mississippi River there is more or less cloudiness with storm
and rainy conditions in the mountains and alone the Pacific Coast. KastCulf and South Atlantic states where
rain is falling. Seasonal temperatures prevail.
In Columbia during the next 3C hours the weather will be unsettled with occasional showers: there
should be no material change in the temperatures.
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