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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1912.
An Evening: Daily by the Students in tha School
of Journalism at the University of Missouri.
Bufobd O. Brown -Habry
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN ASSOCIATION, INC.
James G. May. President.
Henry II. Kinyon. Secretary.
Harry D. Guy Harrison Brown
Ward A. Nefk Paul J. Thompson
Hex B. Macee. B. O. Brown.
office: 12 nortu tenth street, phone 55
Entered at the Postoffice of Columbia. Mo., as
second-class mail matter.
Byjcarner or .mail S3 a year.
Address alCcommunications to
Fie, fie on you. Fidelia! To think
of. yon viciously flinging "tlornicks"
at mere man! You might hit the
other person, then you would be
sorry and cry. There!
The soil is now being prepared for
June roses. The method of proce
dure as witnessed in this vicinity is
to get two heads "beneath a single hat
and put two mouths where there
should be but one. Frequent culti
vation is desirable.
C.U'SKS OF FIKKS.
If a cow kicks over a burning lamp
and from it Chicago loses millions of
dollars from a fire, the conclusion is
that the lamp, or the cow was out
of its right place. It is to be sus
pected that altogether too many
fires are started as a result of put
ting something where it should nev
er be put. A waste basket, for in
stance, is not the right place to throw
burning cigarette stubs; in bed is not
the proper place to lie and smoke a
pipe. Dangerous as these acts are,
people are daily committing them un
til finally fires are started and no
one is able to account for them.
Tlie March "American City" gives
the principal ways in which fires are
started, as: "Lack of cleanliness,
smoking, scattering matches, light
ing devices, heating appliances, ex
plosions from gases and oils, holiday
causes, and carelessness.
The word in the foregoing list that
needs most consideration is "care
lessness." Lack of regard for this
word may mean the burning of a
EXPENSIVE AXI THKX WHAT?
In 1910 the population of Missouri
was 3,293,n3.". That same year, the
government statistics showed that
the per capita consumption of all liq
uors and wines was 21.SG gallons.
Dividing that number into distilled
spirits, wines and malted liquors ac
cording to the United States Statis
tical Abstracts, and multiplying these
by their minimum costs, we find that
every man, woman and child in lit 10
paid $20,427 for drinks.
In Missouri that amounted to $S7,-031,9C1.04.-.
There is no end of things that
this vast amount could have accom
plished if differently spent. It should
support more than 450 tuberculosis
sauatoriuins such as we have in Mis
souri; it would maintain the entire
educational system of the state, Uni
versity included, for approximately
What these millions mean for the
state, we can easily apportion among
the countries, and even among the
cities. In 1910. Boone County had
a population of 30. ."33. Columbia
then had 9.0G2 people. The approx
imate amount that would have been
spent for drink can easily be deter
mined, keeping in mind the per cap
ita amount for that year.
Now it may be argued, and with
reason, that that amount wasn't all
saved in this "dry" county. But
by the same assertion some of it was.
For that alone, the determination for
"dryness" was a good move.
But it isn't the immediate good
derived from any enterprise that
most stress is laid on. Millions are
invested yearly on hopes of future
gains. It must be so with the anti
saloon movement. Whatever may
be said as to its success, the con
sumption of liquor has lessened.
Proportionally, the desire for it will
lessen. Herein lies the point. The
men of tomorrow must be spared
from any devitalizing influence. Too
much edged nerve will be needed in
'.the future for us to permit our boys
to lose an-. The saloon Is an invi
tation to its loss and we must guard
Confederate Memorial Day, holi
day in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
First settlers in Virginia arrived
at Cape Henry, 1607.
General Johnson surrendered to
General Sherman, ISC3.
John Clark Ridpath, historian,
Battle at Neosho, Mo., 1862.
Farragut demanded the surrender
of New Orleans. 1SC2.
Battle before Yorktown, Va.. 1862.
Erminnie A. Smith, scientist, clas
sified more than 1.",0U0 words of the
Iroquois dialects, born 1836.
First society of Odd Fellows in
stituted, IS 19.
Alice Cary, author and poet, born
Battle at Cape Girardeau Mo.,
Edward Maynard, dentist and in
ventor, the first to fill the nerve
cavity with gold, born 1813.
Harvey Fisk, financier, founder of
Harvey Fisk and Sons of New York,
James P. Kimball, geologist, direc
tor of the United States mint at
Washington, born 1836.
Woman's Central Relief Associa
tion organized, 1861.
Echoes of Yesterday
Five Years Ago.
The Columbia, City Council pro
tested in resolutions against the pas
sage of Representative Morton II.
I'embertou's bill against dramshops.
The council pointed out that the bill
aimed to prevent dramshops in towns
where there were more than 1,500
students and that Columbia was the
only town in the state where such
was the case. It asserted that this
sought to deprive Columbia of the
right of self-government. The bill
passed the House by a vote of 110
Ton Years Ago.
Missouri won from the Westmin
ster baseball team by the score of
23 to 4.
Thirty Years Ago.
Ashland voted a bond issue of
$3,000 for street improvement.
A guard of Federal soldiers was
fired upon eight miles north of Co
lumbia. Three were injured.
The New Books
.1. IS. Italili ill a Poem.
In a new volume, "California
Songs." by It. A. S. Wade of Imperial,
Calif., is a poem on "The Columns,"
containing these lines
"You asked me where now are Court
Yantis and Jay,
Choate, Wheeler, Babb, Mike, and
Louis Hoffman, Rash Feagans, Buck
Berry, and Gray,
And Sherman, all dear as our
April 2C. County Fair, annual
stunt of students in College of Ag
April 27. Debate with University
of Texas, University Auditorium,
7:30 p. m.
April 29. Baseball, Kansas Ag
gies at Columbia.
April 30. German Club play, Uni
versity auditorium, 8 p. m.
April 30. Baseball, Kansas Ag
gies at Columbia.
April 30. University assembly,
10 a. m. Program by quartet: Mes
srs. Cox. uutcner, sasse, uosuio.
May 2. University Assembly, 10
a. m. George Sherwood Eddy on
"The Students of Russia."
May 2. Mock Trial at 8:15 In the
May 4. High School Day.
May 6-10. Journalism Week.
May 7. Baseball, Rolla at Colum
bia. May 8. Baseball, Rolla at Colum
bia. May 9, 10, 11. Annual Missouri
Valley Tennis Tournament at Colum
bia. May 11. School of Education
stunt, University auditorium, 7:30.
May 11. Track meet, Kansas at
May 12-16. Special Y. W. C. A.
meetings, addressed by Miss Helen
May 14. University Assembly,
10 a. m. Celebration of Browning's
Mav 16. Assembly, University
auditorium, 10 a. m. Song cycle,
"In Fairyland," Miss Myrtle Parker,
Mrs. Roy Palmer, Mr. Alexander, Mr.
May 17. Baseball, Kansas at Co
lumbia. May IS. Open meeting of the D.
A. R., University auditorium, 8 p. m.
Musical program under direction of
Prof. W. H. Pommer.
May 18. Baseball, Kansas at Columbia.
Story of the
How an Ambitious Steel Hulk Tried to Smash Latlirop Hnll anil Landed
ill the Junk Heap.
It was strongly built, riveted and
double-riveted, of the best of steel.
Yet in all its life it did hardly a
day's service. It was just a big hulk
to be buffeted about on Hallowe'en,
rolled up on the campus to get back
the best way it could. It was a
boiler and for years its home was
back of Mechanics Arts Building.
Its history is like the history of many
a man, large and powerful, seeming
ly fit for anything, but lacking an
It is now in a junk heap, red
with rust. On top of it, mocking
its strength, lies the head of a. sewing-machine,
which after years of
service lost its life in the fire that
burned its home. There, too, is part
of a baby carriage. The carriage
was game to the very day that the
junk dealer got it. It had become too
lame and crippled for baby, so
baby's brother mended it with wire
from a bale of hay. He changed the
wheels sadly around so that the car
riage must have been always at a
loss to know which way it was to go.
The little wheel in front wanted to
go one way and the big wheel in
front wanted to go another. Perhaps
it was the confusion that led it to
the junk heap. Unlike the boiler,
it shows the effects of hard service.
But the boiler has a history. It
was born of a misunderstanding.
In St. Louis there was a firm of boil
er makers. They sold St. Louis peo
ple a number of boilers. Then came
a question of insurance. The insur
ance company said, "We can't insure
these boilers; they are not made ac
cording to our specifications."
"Your specifications be hanged!"
said the boiler makers. "You are
from the east and want to show off.
Name your test."
It was agreed that the insurance
company should make half a boiler
and the boiler makers the other half,
each company to stick to its own
specifications. If the insurance peo
ple's end of the boiler leaked first
when the boiler was tested then they
would pay for the boiler; but if the
other end was the first to leak, the
boiler makers would have to pay.
In addition, if the insurance end
leaded first, the insurance company
agreed to accept the boiler makers'
product as" standard and worthy of
The boiler was built. Each of the
companies interested strove to give
it brawn to withstand any test.
Mechanicians speculated much on the
methods of riveting used. It is even
said that some did a little ringside
betting, merely to enforce their
theories. At length the day for the
test arrived. Engineers from vari
ous places came to see what would
happen to their pet ideas, to see this
TEACHERS ARE COMING, TOO
Conferences to He Held in Columbia
High School Day.
In connection with Higli School
Dav this year there will be many
conferences of teachers. President
A. Ross Hill will preside at a meet
ing of teachers in accredited schools
and in the University. Concerning
this conference the announcement Is
"These conferences have contrib
uted much toward a, more effective
co-operation between the accredited
schools and the University in the
education of the young people of the
state. The leading universities of
the country .are becoming more liber
al in their recognition of work done
by good high schools. The topic for
general discussion this year will be:
"Should graduates of Accredited
High Schools be admitted to the Uni
versity irrespective of the subjects
for which they have high school
Several conferences and meetings
of teachers of special subjects will be
held. Announcements giving the de
tails will be sent later to those in
terested. The section meetings will
close at 10:30 to permit all teachers
to attend the general conference in
the University auditorium. The fol
lowing will meet: '
The Missouri Society of Teachers
of English and Modern Languages.
The Missouri Society of Teachers
of Mathematics and Science.
The Missouri Society of Teachers
of History and Government.
A conference of the Teaching of
Home Economics will be conducted.
CURTIS HILL TO SEDALIA
Will Attend Bond issue Celebration.
Curtis Hill, state highway engi
neer, will go to Sedalia Saturday
where he will attend a celebration of
the voting of the $200,000 bond is
sue last week. It is not known what
sort of a celebration will be given,
but Mr. Hill thinks It will be one of
those "general get-to-gether and see
and be seen" affairs.
giant hold an argument with itself.
One of the men who came was C. D.
Marx of the University of Missouri.
The boiler was in place. Pressure
was turned on. The hand on the
guage went slowly round. It reached
400 pounds to the square inch, 500,
COO, 700. Cautiously and carefully
it travelled. It reached 800, 810,
S20, and then just at S25 the boiler
began to leak at the insurance end.
The insurance company made good
its promises. There was no more
use for the boiler and it was given
to Professor Marx for the University
of Missouri for the freight on it to
At Columbia it was a wonder for
a few days. Students examined it;
classes were shown the effects of the
pressure. In a. week or two all the
novelty had worn off and the hero
of a day was rolled back of the
Mechanics Arts Building and left
there. It enjoyed respectable peace
for a while. Students sat on its
back when winter brought a sunny
day. They told yarns and were
really good company. But at length
it became the butt of jokes. On
Hallowe'en these same students
formed a habit of rolling it up on
Then, about four years ago Iowa
came to Columbia to play football
with Missouri. Iowa was defeated.
The question arose, "How shall we
celebrate?" The answer was, "Roll
the old boiler up on the campus."
The rolling began. Hitherto the
boiler had always been good-natured.
But this was too much. A football
celebration was beyond a self-respecting
boiler. It broke loose on
the slope of the hill up which it had
to be rolled. The boiler started
straight for Latlirop Hall. The stu
dents stood breathless.
"What. will happen to the build
ing when the huge boiler hurls itself
against it?" was the question they all
asked themselves but dared not
Trust the boiler. It fully intend
ed to smash Latlirop Hall, just as
it had intended not to burst when it
was subjected to the test and it did
not carry out its intentions. It
swerved and ran into a tree.
The students hooted at it. They
called it "Iowa." Up on the campus
it went, straight for a flower bed in
front of Academic Hall. There they
buried its great body with solemn
rites. This episode got the boiler in
high disfavor with the University
authorities. It was put back in its
place and the day before the next
Hallowe'en the junk man took it
away. Now it is buried in old irons
with the sewing-machine and the
baby carriage for companions.
H. J. McK.
Investigates Glanders Cases.
Dr. Samuel Sheldon, state veterin
arian, lias just returned from Fris
toe. Mo., where he killed a horse af
flicted with glanders. He will go to
Castle, Mo., tomorrow to investigate
several supposed cases of glanders.
A. R. Lyons has purchased the
stock of the Sam Z. Reid grocery at
29 South Ninth street. Don't forget
the telephone number 303.
University Missourian's Official Weather Report
April 26, 1912
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12 hours: second, precipitant ofVSel, or tor past 24 oo?S M L m wind " toiJTSJS
WEATRT.R CONDITIONS: The low pressure storm that was central in Colorado yesterday moved
northeast to Minnesota where it is central this morning. The storm gave high winds in most of the middle
western states and heavy rains with thunderstorms from Missouri to Tennessee and northward to the Lak
where this morning the storm is seve re. Clear and cooler weather prevails south of the Missouri River.
In Columbia the weather sho uld be fair and cool for the next 36 hours.
PREACHED OX TITANIC WRECK
The Rev. M. A. Hart Says Disaster
Makes Religion Appreciated.
Occasions such as the Titanic dis
aster afford excellent opportunities
for deeper insight into religion, ac
cording to the Rev. M. A. Hart of
.the Christian Church. Mr. Hart at
1 .. i.a 1 (n Vila
prayer meeting iasi nigm ajiu m ""
sermon Sunday morning based his
talk on the wreck of the Titanic.
"Such great disasters," Mr. Hart
said this morning, "form a point of
contact which leads to a more appre
ciative view of religion. God be
came pretty real to those on board
the Titanic, and He becomes more
real when one considers such great
lessons. My references in my ser
mons were merely to touch upon a
subject that was in everybody's
mind, and to show the real value of
religion and religious life."
Will Arrange Tennis Tournament.
The Committee on Intercollegiate
Athletics appointed a committee last
nieht to arrange the details of the
'Missouri Valley tennis tournament
which will be held here May 16 and
17. The tournament was postponed
from May 9 on account of the late
spring which has prevented practice.
The committee appointed to arrange
the tournament consists of Jack Can
non, G. E. Linden and Meade Wood
son. We will always have a fresh line of
vegetables at our store 29 South 9th.
A. R. Lyon.
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