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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1912.
FOUNDERS' DAY WAS
Hundredth Anniversary of
Hirth of Major .J. S. Rollins,
Father of M. U.
SPEECHES ABOUT FOUNDER
First State Normal Schools
and State Hospitals Due
to His Efforts.
The sixtli annual Founder's Day
supper at the Virginia drill celebrat
ing the one-hundredth anniversary
of the hirth of Major J. S. Rollins,
"Pater Universitatis Missourieusis."
Friday night wa.s attended by sev
enty-live. An oil portrait of Major
Rollins hung on the wall, and along
side were penants. one ot winch con
tained the date, 1SG7.
.". T. dentry, acting as toastmas
ter, introduced the Hev. Eugene F.
Itigler, lector of the Kpiscopal
Church, who said grace. After "Old
Missouri" by a uuartet from the
dlee Club, supper was served. The
toasts began at about 7:4." o'clock.
Mr. dentry. the tirst speaker, said
"We meet this evening to celebrate
tli one hundredth anniversary of
the birth of tile leading citizen of
Boone County, and one of the lead
ing citizens of Missouri, James S.
Mr. dentry then reviewed the ca
reer of Major Rollins telling how
in the session of the General Assem
bly of Missouri of 1S3S-1S30, "An
Act to Select a Site for the State
University," was introduced and
passed through his efforts. Ily the
provisions of this b;ll six counties
were to bid for the University, tiie
one offering the most money, to be
the one at whose county seat, the
University was to be located. Boone
County subscribed $117,1)011 the
"He spent his time.
liis talents I
and Ins means in behalf of this in
stitution, which was to him so dear.
He gave his richest thought and his
most patient and persistent endeav
ors to it constantly."
The college bell, now on top of
Switzler Hall was presented to the
University by Major Rollins at com
mencement in 1SS2. To him there
are erected six monuments, each of
stone. They are the six columns on
the campus, "each one a monument
to the life and labors of .lames S
Mr. Gentry introduced Colonel It
It. Price, who gave the first toast of
tile evening, his subject being, "Ma
jor Rollins as a Citizen." "Major
Rollins was but twenty-two when he
came to Columbia and established a
law office," said Mr. Price. "Henry
Clay was his model, and for this rea
son it was but natura.l that lie should
have taken the stand he did on the
slavery question." Mr. Price told an
incident of Major Rollins life. He
had taken his wife, baby anil the
baby's old negro mammy to New
York. All four went one evening to
hear a noted prima, donna. In the
midst of the concert the baby cried
loudly. Mr. Rollins said to the old
negro," Hold the baby up, Becky,
where everybody can see her." The
baby burst into smiles with the au
dience, and tiie prima donna was for
gotten. Prof. B. F. Hoffman spoke on "Ma
jor Rollins, a Man of Vision." "The
men of vision have been the greatest
Tones in history," said Professor
Hoffman." Major Rollins was in this
class, and lie exerted a power and a
mighty influence for good to the
state of Missouri. He saw how the
state university would eclipse all
other institutions of learning by pen
etrating into the life, interests and
history of the people."
His interest in his fellow men, and
his labors in behalf of them were
emphasized by the speaker. He was
the first to form normal schools and
to establish through his efforts the
first and second hospitals of the
state, those at Fulton and St. Jo
seph. Mr. Gentry next introduced Mar
vin Boisseau. a senior of the School
of Law. Mr. Boisseau talked on
"What Major Rollins Did for Missou
ri." His address consisted chiefly
of a review of his "intensely practi
cal work." including his part in the
Black Hawk War of 1S32. and his
advocacy of schools and good roads.
"There were other men more noted."
said the speaker," but Major Rollins'
service, his energy and his talents
spent in behalf of the state of Mis-
first citizen of this state."
Miss Iva Thomas, a senior in the
University, spoke on "Major Rol
lins and University Women."
"For twenty-live years." she said,
"the University was open to men
only. They had all sorts of trou
ble then." But she said after the
women were admitted September 20,
1SG9, the school progressed beyond
hojies. Major Rollins had broad plans
to make the woik profitable to wo
men. His efforts directed to re
moving the prejudice against co-ed
ucation, did more for the cause than
any number of bills could have
done." He was a sort of fatherly
adviser to the women," said Miss
Thomas, "and his example of courte
sy and sympathy still lingers here."
Dr. Woodson Moss spoke on, "My
Recollections and Impressions of Ma
jor Rollins." He said in part: "He
was a man of opinions, and stayed
with them in the teeth of death."
Doctor Moss as a child remembered
seeing him in a brick office in his
yard. He used to look upon him as
a czar, but when he talked he had
the faculty of making everybody
easy in his presence. Doctor Moss
emphasized t.ie winning personality
of the man, his everlasting youth,
and his refinement. He related a
story of Major Rollins when he
stepped on a lady's train in a ball
room. He made such elegant and
charming apologies to her, that 1
actually believe she was glad lie did
it," said Doctor Moss.
Prof. L. (!. Fainter of the English
department of the University, closed
tiie program by reading one of Major
Rolliu's speeches made in the Gen
eral Assembly of Missouri on. "A
Defence of the Loyalty of the Peo
ple of Boone County."
TD THE N. Y.
Address by Doctor Hill
Metropolis About Uni
The progress of the University of
Missouri in realizing thefundamen-
tal aim of any university, that of the
greatest possible service to the peo-
ple of the state, was the theme of an
address given by President A. Ross
Hill at a banquet given by the New
York Alumni Association, Founder's
Day, April 17. A summary of Doc
tor Hill's address follows:
"The university may serve the
state in three ways," said President
Hill. "By training leaders for all
professions and callings, and by de
veloping the highest type of citizens;
by the investigation and reporting of
scientific facts of both direct and in
direct value to the people; by the up
lifting and educat'on of the whole
people so far as it is possible to
reach them by direct means, bulle
tins, circulars, addresses and organ
ized extension teaching.
"In seeking to realize these aims,
the University of Missouri has made
in some respects a unique record:
"It was the first state university to
recognize fully the importance of
training leaders in the teaching pro
fession. The School of Education at
Missouri ranks easily first among
those connected with the state uni
versities, and is in the class witli the
Teachers' College at Columbia Uni
versity and the School of Education
at Chicago University. This leader
ship in tiie study of educational prob
lems and in the training of educa
tional leaders is acknowledged by
the other universities of the coun
try." President Hill spoke of the Uni
versity of Missouri as the first uni
versity in the world to place the
training of newspaper men on a sub
stantial university basis by the or
ganization of the School of Journal
"This example has since been fol
lowed by many state and other uni
versities which now give some form
of journalistic training, though not
on the same professional standing as
the work of Missouri," he said.
"The maintaining of high entrance
requirements to all professional
schools in another point in which
Missouri University 's among the
first ranks of American universities,
as shown by the fact there are this
year enrolled among its students
over three hundred professional stu
dents who have already taken a col
lege degree." he said. The work of
the Agricultural, Engineering and
Mining Experiment Stations were
spoken of by President Hill as a con
necting link between the fundamen
tal scientific work of the university
and the farming manufacturing and
mining interests of the state.
"In the extension work of the uni-
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souri entitled him to be called
COLORADO U. WINS
Missouri Loses Third Inter
collegiate Contest in Co
DECISION IS UNANIMOUS
Missouri Argued that Recall
Should He Applied to
Colorado University won in the de
bate with tiie University of Missouri
team in the auditorium last night.
Tiie decision was unanimous. This
was the third intercollegiate defeat
yesterday for Missouri, its men hav
ing lost in baseball to Ames, and in
track to Illinois. All three contests
were in Columbia.
Th Missouri team supported the
affirmative side of the question,
"That the Recall Should be Applied
to the State Judiciary." The Colo
rado University debaters were A. A.
Odium and Samuel Parlapiano.
The judges were Judge Shepard
Barclay of the St. Louis Court of
Appeals, II. I. Tucker, instructor in
history in the McKinley High School
of St. Louis, and the Rev. E. F. Big
ler, rector of the Calvary Episcopal
Church of Columbia. Judge Howard
Gray of Springfield, Mo., was to have.
been the third judge but he sent
word that he was unable to come.
The Colorado and Missouri teams
agreed upon Mr. Bigler yesterday to
take Judge Gray's place.
Each speaker was allowed fifteen
minutes for direct argument and five
minutes for rebuttal.
The debaters for Missouri were
Arnold Just and D. C. McDonough.
TITANIC VICTIMS KNOWN HKKK
Charles M. Hayes, as Wabash Offi
cial, Often in Columbia.
Charles M. Hayes, of St. Louis,
president of the Grand Trunk Rail
road, is given in the list of those lost
when the Titanic sank last Monday.
He was formerly assistant general
manager of the Wabash Railroad and
later manager of the road. While
with the Wabash he made monthly
visits to Columbia. C. A. Raum,
manager of the Western Union Tele
graph office nere, was agent for the
Wabash then and was well acquaint
ed with Mr. Hayes.
W. A. Hatton's father and Mr.
Hayes's father were partners in the
wholesale drug business in St. Jo
seph before and during the Civil
War. The two families were neigh
bors and the children went to school
together. Mr. Hatton and his broth
er, B. E. Hatton, both remember the
members of the Hayes family and
speak of Charles who was a boy with
.1. W. Phillips Seriously III.
J. W. Phillips is seriously ill at
the home of his son-in-law, the Rev.
A. W. Pasley. Mr. Phillips is 76
The University Missourian
High School Week
will have a lot to say about the
Schools and Colleges 5,000 Missouri Boys
and Girls will select.
Every High School Senior in Missouri will receive this
paper for six consecutive days at a time when
he is thinking about his future education.
For advertising rates address,
FOR LOCAL OPTION
Mass Meeting at Methodist
Church at 3 O'clock This
CHURCH SERVICES TODAY
Dr. C. A. Ellwood to Speak
at Presbyterian This
A mass meeting of the women of
Columbia will be held at the Metho
dist Church at 3 o'clock this after
noon to organize for the local option
campaign. The organization will act
independently of the W. C. T. U. and
will be known as the Columbia local
option organization. All women
who are opposed to the return of
saloons to Boone County and Colum
bia are urged to be present. The
meeting will be addressed by the
Rev. C. M. Aker.
Tho Rev. W. Jasper Howell will
have as the subject of his sermon this
morning at the Baptist Church,
"Caireless Reading and Hidden
Truths." Tiie evening worship will
begin at 8 o'clock. Vocal solos will
be given at both the morning and
the evening services by different
members of the choir.
"A Popular Religion" is the sub
ject of the sermon at Methodist
Church at 10:4". o'clock this morn
ing by the Rev. C. M. Aker, the
pastor. The subject for the ser
vice at 7:30 o'clock is, "Simon's In
troduction to Jesus." The Sunday
School begins at 9:30 o'clock this
morning, and Epworth League at
In the Calvary Episcopal Church
holy communion will be held at 7.30
o'clock, Sunday School at U-4."
o'clock, sermon and prayer at 1 1
o'clock in the morning and 7 30
o'clock at night. The suoje.'t ot the
sermons are "A Vision of God" and
"Hor Co- Love God."
Only one mass this morning, at
8 o'clock, will be held at the Cath
olic Church. Sunday School at
'J o'clock. The subject for the Ro
sary sermon as 7:30 o'clock to
night is "The Good Shepherd."
Dr. C. A. Ellwood will speak on
"Pagan Tendencies in Present Civi
lization" at the 11 o'clock service of
the Presbyterian Church. Sunday
School will meet at 9:4." o'clock, the
Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 o'clock and the
evening worship at 8 o'clock.
The subject of the morning ser
mon at the Christian Church will be
"The Power of an Endless Life." It
will begin at 10:45 o'clock. The
subject of the 7:30 o'clock service is
"Remember Me When Thou Comes,
into Thy Kingdom." Bible School
will start at 9:30 o'clock. The North
Side Bible School begins at 3 o'clock
and the Senior Endeavor Society at
C:30 o'clock. Prayer meeting will
be held at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday
KAIX IMtKDICTKI) KOK TODAY
Showers and Little Change in Tem-IK-ratnre.
The forecast of the United States
Weather Bureau for today is:
For Columbia Unsettled weather,
and probably showers; not much
change in temperature.
For Missouri Probably local
showers: no material change in tem
So National Old Trails Presidency
Went to Kansas City Man.
The National Old Trails O-ean to
Ocean Highway Association, which
was organized Thursday lis Kansas
City offered Walter Williams dean
of the School of Journalism of the
University of Missouri, the l resi
dency. But Dean Williams declined
the offer, suggesting Judge I. M.
Lowe of Kansas City, for tlu place.
Judge Lowv was elected and Dean
Williams was named as advisory
The object of this association is to
aid in '.reserving the Ms'orit iva.ls
of !ie country and in the 'iMiuing
of new highways. The most import
ant roads are the Washington Road,
from the national eapit il to Cumber
land, Md.. the Cumberland Pike to
St. Louis, the Missouri Cross-.ta'e
Highway and the Santa le fron
Kansas City to Santa Fe , N. M.
Carlos F. Hurd, Reporter, Is
Relative of Miss Mary
Carlos F. Hurd, a member of the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch staff who
wrote the first story of the rescue of
the passengers from the Titanic for
his paper and the New York World,
is a cousin of Miss Mary Montague
of Columbia, a secretary in the office
of the State Board of Horticulture.
Her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos F.
Hurd of St. Louis were on their way
for a three months' trip abroad.
They had sailed from S'ew York
April 11 on the Carpathia, the rescue
ship, and were going first to Naples.
"They probably will postpone their
trip now, or may even return home
as I do not think they would care to
make the voyage so soon after their
experience on this one. With all
the other passengers on the rescuing
ship, they have been of course over
whelmed by the tragedy and the sto
ries of the survivors."
Mr. Hurd obtained his story of the
wreck from the survivors on board
Hie Carpathia and had it ready for
the telegraph wire when his boat
landed. The story was copyrighted.
TALK BUB. BLACK
Noted Preacher Will Speak
at Assembly Tuesday and
The Rev. Hugh Black, professor of
practical theology in Union Theolo
gical Seminary. New York City and
preacher of note, will give addresses
at the assembly hour Tuesday and
Thursday. He will also speak at the
devotional meeting of the Y. W. C.
A. at 4:30 o'clock Thursday after
noon. President Hill, who is now in New
York City, is trying to arrange with
Doctor Black for other addresses in
"Those who heard Doctor Black
when he visited the University sev
eral years ago will of course be
pleased to have the privilege of hear
ing him again," writes Doctor Hill.
"Those who have not heard him will
feel well repaid by attending his lec
tures at these two assembly per
iods." Doctor Black was born and edu
cated in Scotland and was ordained
in 1S91. The degree of Doctor of
Divinity was conferred upon him
by Yale University in 1908. He is
the author of several books, among
them "The Practice of Self Culture."
"Work" and "The Gift of Influence."
M. l ALUMNI TO nK M.XKICIKI)
MNs Kl:.nleth Ferris and .latin
Summers to Weil.
The engagement of Miss Klizabeth
Ferris to James S. Summers was an
nounced in yesterday's Kansas City
Times. Both Miss Ferris and Mr.
Summers received the A. B. degree
from the University of Missouri in
1'joS and the degree of LL. It. in
1010. He is now practicing law in
Kansas City, Mo.
ILLINOIS WINS MEET
FROM TIGERS, M
Missouri Took as Many Firsts,
but Lost on Seconds
NICHOLSON J HI PS
Bermond. Thatcher. Nichol
son find Kirksey to (Jet Try
out tor Olympics.
.Missouri lost a dual track meet
to Illinois. 77 to 49. yesterday after
noii on Rollins Field. With Shock
ley out, Kirksey's leg bound up and
Nicholson nursing a sore ankle Mis
souri managed to get as many first
places as Illinois. Missouri support
ers were not so confident of victory
after t,he first event, however, the
100-yard dash when three Illinois
men won the first three places.
There were two men who made new-
records for themselves yesterday af
ternoon. They were Murphy of Illi
nois, who pole vaulted twelve feet
and Nicholson who made a broad
jump of 22 feet and 7 3-4 inches.
Tiie winners in the events were:
100-yard dash Cortis. Illinois,
first: Stizel. Illinois, second; Wilson.
Illinois, third. Time 10 flat.
Mile run Cope, Illinois, first:
Thompson Illinois, second; Smith.
Missouri, third. Time 4.42 4-."i.
220-yard dasli Cortis, Illinois,
first; Burke, Illinois, second; Wilson.
Illinois, third. Time 21 4-.".
120-yard high hurdle Case. Illi
nois, first; Costar. Illnois, second:
Wilder, Missouri, third. Time l." 2-.".
440-yard dasli Sanders, Illinois,
first; Bermond, Missouri, second;
Hunter, Illinois, third. Time ."il 4-."..
Two-mile run Wickham. Missou
ri, first; BuIIard Illinois, second;
Moss. Missouri, third. Time 10.04 3-.1.
220-yard low hurdle Kirksey.
Missouri, first; Case, Illinois, second;
Costar, Illinois, third. Time 2.1 l-"i.
Half-mile run Bermond. Missou
ri, first; Henderson, Illinois, second;
Belknap, Illinois, third. Time 2.0.1.
Shot put Thatcher, Missouri,
first; Leo, Illinois, second; Anderson.
Missouri, third. Distance 42 feet
9 3-4 inches.
High jump Nicholson. Missouri,
first; Morrill. Illinois, second: Case.
Illinois, third. Height .' feet
Discus Thatcher. -Missouri.
Anderson, Missouri, second;
Illinois, third. Distance 12:'.
2 1-4 inches.
Pole vault Murphy. Illinois, first:
Kop, Illinois, second; Talbot. Mis
souri, third. Height 12 feet.
Hammer throw Belting, Illinois,
first; Thatcher. Missouri, second;
Kerker,. Illinois, third. Distance
1.19 feet 6 1-2 inches.
Broad jump Nicholson, Missouri,
first; Nevans, Illinois, second; Hull,
Illinois, third. Distance 22 feet
7 3-4 inches.
The referee of the meet was Mar
tin Delaney of the Chicago Athletic
Club. "Tiie work of Bermond. Nich
olson and Thatcher insures them a
tryout June S at Chicago for the
Olympic team," said Mr. Delaney
yesterday afternoon. "There is no
doubt in my mind that these boys
will be selected to represent the West
in tiie Olympic games. The broad
jump by Nicholson of 22 feet and
7 3-4 inches is the best record made
this year and the pole vault of 12
feet by Murphy of Illinois is also the
best record that lias been made this
year. The wind that was blowing
all afternoon was the cause of the
slow records made."
In the 120-yard high hurdles Nich
olson was leading until he readied
tiie fourth hurdle and then a gust of
wind threw him into the hurdle and
he had to retire from the event.
Sanders, the man who defeated Ber
mond in the 440-yard dash, had the
pole at the start. Kirksey won the
220-yard low hurdle with little
trouble finishing several feet ahead
of his closest opponent.
H. L. Oill, physical, physical di
rector of the University of Illinois.
said his men did better than he ex
pected for he said they had come
down here expecting to lose as a re
sult of the different newspaper ar
ticles that had reached them.
Mr. Delaney says that Kirksey is
less likely to get a tryout for the
Olympic team because there are no
hurdles except the high ones.
To Discuss Anti-Child lilor.
The Y. W. C. A. will meet In the
parlors of the Methodist Chemi at
.1 o'clock Monday afternoon to dis
cuss Anti-Child Labor.