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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1912.
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350 HAVE ENTERED
HIGH SCHOOL MEET
More Athletes Here Next
Saturday Than in Any
K. C SCHOOLS NOT COMING
Receptions, Baseball Game
and Band Concert Arranged
With several schools yet to be
heard from the entries for the An
nual Interscholastie Track and Field
Meet are larger than they ever have
been before. Already :!.".( indi
uduals have entered, representing
more than thirty schools. Last year
only 17." entered. There never has
been more than 300 entered.
An atten.pt was made to get the
Kansas City high schools to enter,
but it failed. The St. Louis high
schools are not allowed to compete
outside of the city.
Two excursions have been ar
ranged one from Sedalia and one
from Carroll County. Special rates
have been granted by practically all
roads in .Missouri.
A complete list of the names of
those entered is on tile at the gymna
sium so students may find out wheth
er any of their friends are coming.
Accommodation will have to be given
by local students.
The program of the day provides
for a reception to the men Friday
night at the Y. M. C. A., and a re
ception to the women at Head Hall
Saturday afternoon. A baseball game
has been arranged for Friday after
noon. It is not known what teams
will play. The University Cadet
band will give a concert Saturday
OMAlt I). OKAY'S MOTHER INKS
Kml Came Saturday Night, Funeral
.Mrs. Sopha Dinwiddle Gray of
Sturgeon, who suffered a stroke of
paralysis! last Thursday, died Satur
day night. She was G4 years old,
having been born March 21, 1S4S.
The funeral was from the home
of her son, Omar I). Gray, editor of
the Columbia Statesman and the
Sturgeon Leader, in Sturgeon at
1:30 o'clock this afternoon. The ser
vices were conducted by the Rev. V.
II. Klliugton. with an address by
Walter Williams. The burial was in
Mount Pisgah cemetery.
Mrs. Gray was the wife of the late
Henry L. Gray, who was formerly a
merchant at Centralia. He was state
labor commissioner at one time.
Y. M. C. A. DIXXER WEDNESDAY
Sherwood Eddy to Speak at the An
nual Report -Meeting.
The annual dinner of the Y. M. C.
A. will be given at the Virginia Grill
at (j o'clock Wednesday evening.
Sherwood Kdily will be the principal
speaker, and Prof. II. S. Phllbrick
toastmaster. Reports of the year's
work will be given by the chairmen
They are: Rible study, H. II. Kin
yon: mission study, W. L. Johnson;
religious meetings, G. W. Ruther
ford; extension work, C. G. Filler;
membership, D. L. Carter; Social
work, J. A. Goodson; Employment,
T. H. Summers.
DEAN II. L. RUSSELL HERE
From Wisconsin College of Agricul
ture to Inspect Similar Institutions.
Dean H. L. Russell of the College
of Agriculture at the University of
Wisconsin, was in Columbia, today in
specting the College of Agriculture
here. He is on a trip which includes
several similar institutions. He came
here from the University of Nebras
ka. Dean Russell was here two days
during Farmers' Week and made sev
I- T. Searcy to Entertain Class.
The Brotherhood Bible class of the
Christian Church lias been invited to
the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Sear
cy. 40o South Sixth street. Friday
evening this week, at 7:30 o'clock for
a social hour. Mr. Searcy, teacher
f the class, is anxious that every
member shall attend. About 30
Members are enrolled.
Dean Charters at Y. W. C. A. Meeting
Dean W. W. Charters will speak on
"Sunday School Teaching" at the Y.
W- C. A. devotional meeting in Room
2" Academic Hall at 4:30 o'clock
CLEAR WEATHKIt IS COMING
Hut the forecast Says it Will Be
For Columbia: Clearing weather
late this afternoon or tonight, and
slightly cooler. Tuesday, generally
fair and somewhat warmer.
For Missouri: Generally fair to
night and Tuesday; cooler extreme
southeast portion tonight, and proba
bly frost west and north portions.
Rising temperature Tuesday.
Rivers: The Missouri River from
the Osage eastward will continue to
rise for the next 48 hours, and will
go about 1 foot above tlood stage.
The weather forecast until 7
o'clock tomorrow night is:
7 a. m 4.1 11 a. in 4."i
S a. in 4.1 12 noon 45
' a. in AT, l p. m 4ti
H a. in 4.". 2 p. in 40
TO DISCUS'S HEALTH
Thursday to Be Physicians'
Day at the Commercial
Next Thursday will be Physicians
Hay at the Commercial Club meet
ing. .Many physicians are being asked
to be present at the weekly luncheon
of the club where discussions of the
health proposition will be held.
"At the weekly luncheon we are
planning to consider thesanitation of
Columbia homes and business hous
es," said X. T. Gentry, president of
the Club, th:s morning. "We shall
consider ways of keeping the town
dean in order to prevent the spread
of contagious diseases.
"Dr. Woodson Moss, University
physician, and Dr. I). II. Dolley, of
the School of Medicine, have prom
ised to talk to the club then."
TO TALK OX LOCAL OPTION
Charles M. Hay of Fulton to .Make
SiH-eclH-s in lloone County.
Charles M. Hay of Fulton will
speak in Columbia at 7:30 o'clock
Thursday, in the interest of the Anti
Saloon League. His other speaking
dates in Boone County are: Wednes
day, i:i Ashland, and Friday, in Stur
geon. The local option election, out
side of Columbia, will be held Satur
day. The Rev. E. M. Richmond of Mo
beiiy. vice-president of the Anti-Saloon
League in Missouri, and E. F.
Jones of St. Louis, district superin
tendent of the Anti-Saloon League,
aie here to assist in the dry cam
paign in lloone County.
Some committees to take charge of
the election. are to be appointed and
will manage the campaign oh election
"The names of the committeemen
will not be announced now," said V.
II. Goldsberry, secretary of the
Boone County organization, this
morning. "We do not wish to
give our plans publicity because the
wets might out-maneuver us if they
found them out."
The date for the local option elec
tion in Columbia has not been set by
the City Council. "The petition for
the election may come up at the next
regular meeting of the council, or it
may be left for a called meeting."
said W. S. St. Clair, mayor of Colum
ONLY ONE GAME WITH AGGIES
Wei Grounds Prevent Contest To
day, Rut Will Play Tomorrow.
The baseball game between the
Kansas State Agricultural College
and the Tigers was called off today
because of wet grounds. Only one
game will be played tomorrow as
Prof. C. L. Mrewer does not wish to
call 2. game as early as 2 o'clock be
cause of the many classes at that
hour. The game tomorrow will be
the only game played, as the "Ag
gies" have a game at home on Wed
C. .1. WALKER, SPECIAL JUDGE
Members of Bar Elect Officers to Pre
side at Adjoining Session.
C. J. Walker of Columbia was
elected this morning by members of
the bar as special judge to preside
over an adjourned session of theApril
term of circuit court this afternoon.
The session was a special one
called Tor the sale or some lands by
the sheriff. It was held at 1:30
Parents' Consent for Minors to Wed.
A marriage license was granted
Saturday to Sterling McClish and
Miss Myrtle Lee both of Columb'a.
Mr. McClish is 20 years old, and Miss
so the permission of their)
parents had to be obtained.
NICHOLSON IS FIRST
Victory at Philadelphia Gives
Him American Cham
pionship. BEAT CASE BY A FOOT
Officials Say He Has a Good
Chance For Olympic
J. P. Nicholson, lTnlversity of Mis
souri track man, won first in the 120
yard high hurdles in the Pennsylva
nia Relay Games at Philadelphia Sat
urday. This victory gives him the
American championship in high hur
dles. Case of Illinois University, who
won the high hurdles here a week
ago when Nicholson was injured, was
second at the meet in Philadelphia.
The time was In 4-5 seconds. The
slow time was on account of the
heavy track, rain having fallen for an
hour before the meet. Nicholson's
lectin! is in 2-f seconds.
The telegram from Nicholson yes
terday said: "Got Case by a foot."
This wording was uncertain to T. E.
Jones, in charge of the track team.
But to Xick it meant that he had won
his victory. He had said that his
purpose in going to Philadelphia was
to beat Case.
Nicholson also competed in the
running broad jump, but the take
off was bad and he was not placed.
Officials of the Olympic games
were pleased with Nicholson's work
Saturday and said he has a good
chance to be sent to the games in
A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Resignation of City Engineer May lie
Acted on Tomorrow.
A special session of the City Coun
cil may be held tomorrow night, ac
cording to Mayor W. S. St. Clair. It
is probable that the resignation of R.
E. Ellis, city engineer, will be acted
Deposits in Postal Savings
Banks Can Be Taken in
Depositors in the Columbia postal
savings bank have an opportunity to
invest their savings in United States
bonds if they make application be
fore June I. They may exchange all
or a part of their savings for bonds
of the denomination of $20, $100 or
$r00 which bear 2 1-2 per cent inter
est payable every six months. The
bonds are exempt from all taxes.
A depositor cannot have more than
$r.OO in the savings bank. But when
his deposits reach that amount he can
buy the bonds with the savings and
then start a new account. Postmaster
JE. A. Remley said he thought there
would be some who would buy the
$."i00 bonds and more who would put
part of their savings into the bonds
of smaller denominations.
"These bonds do not pay as much
as can be made on other invest
ments," Mr. Remley said, "but the
investment is absolutely safe. That is
what the small investor is looking for
who does not know much about fi
nancial matters. The fact that the
money is not taxable is another thing
to encourage the investment of sav
ings in these bonds."
XEW PLAX FOR INSTITUTES
Hoard of Agriculture to Divide Slate
The State Hoard of Agriculture is
working out a plan for the better
systematizing or the rarmers' insti
tutes. The slate is being divided into
districts, each or which will be as
signed a time tor its meetings. The
details have not yet been finished.
Journalists to Meet.
There will be a meeting or students
in the School of Journalism at 7:30
o'clock tomorrow night in Room No.
2, Switzler Hall. At this meeting ar
rangements will be made for taking
care of the visitors during Journal
Executive Board in Session.
The Executive Board of the Uni
versity is meeting here today. The
members are: Dr. J. C. Parish of
Vandalia, C. E. Yeater of Sedalia and
C. B. Rollins of Columbia.
WILL GIVE A SHOW
To Exhibit Hen, '200 Eggs
She Laid, and Quantity
Food She Ate.
PROF. KEMPSTERIN CHARGE
Development of Chicken In
the Egg to Be Shown
The class in poultry raising, under
the direction of Prof. H. L. Kempster,
will give poultry demonstrations
Thursday and Friday or this week at
the Live Stock Building and at the
poultry plant south of Dean Mum
"We are giving these demonstra
tions to show modem methods of
poultry raising and egg production,'"
said Mr. Kempster. "Very few peo
ple here are acquainted witli the
poultry department and what it is
One part of the demonstration will
consist of hatching machines and
brooding machines. Two incubators
are due to hatch at this time and
brooders will be caring for the little
chicks. With this will be shown the
embryonic development of a chicken
in the egg covering a period from
one to twenty-one days.
Another part of the demonstra
tion is for those interested in egg
production and will show the ad
vantages of a good egg ration and
will give modern methods of market
ing, grading, and packing. They will
show how to store and preserve eggs
for winter use and how to candle
them. This is a very simple thing
but few know how to do it.
The plant will be open to visitors
all the time and the chickens now
owned by the college will be shown.
A member of the class will explain
methods of housing by use of models.
Samples of feed that suit the differ
ent needs of the hen are to be shown.
One hen that laid 200 eggs in a year,
will be shown together with that
many eggs and the quantity of food
The chicken veterinary department
will demonstrate the effect of diseases
upon hens. A case of tuberculocis, a
common disease among chickens, will
be on exhibit.
Mr. Kempster expects to make this
an annual affair.
S. M. JORDAN OX COMMISSION
Willi Representatives From Other
Slates He Will Travel In Europe.
S. M. Jordan or Sedalia, formerly
institute lecturer Tor the State Board
or Agriculture, will be selected as one
of two men rrom Missouri for the na
tional commission which will go to
Europe to study the systems or co
operative rural credit, according to a
news story in the Chillicothe Consti
tution. The commission, which is com
posed or two men rrom each state,
will leave New York June 15 and
travel through most or the European
countries studying the ways and
means used in transforming the
rarmers' efforts and assets into cred
Colonel Harry W. Graham of Chil
licothe is "a candidate for commis
sioner from the northern hair or the
state. Colonel Graham is editor or
the Missouri Ruralist, and has been
connected with the agricultural press
or the state for several years.
'BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME"
Begin As n Child and Keep it
Throughout Life, Says Dr. Black.
"Youth consists in the formation
or happiness" said Rev. Hugh Black
in a talk at the meeting or the Y. W.
C. A. Thursday in the University au
ditorium. "Every child should have
happiness and keep it through lire.
A child should be a child while he is
a child. We should not expect to put
an old hepd on young shoulders.
Happiness is an art and to a cer
tain extent art cannot be taught but
must be in-born.
The subject or his talk was "The
Art or Happiness."
WILL PLAY FOR THE EDITORS
Band Expects to Give Concerts Dur
ing Journalism Week.
The University Cadet Band proba
blv will give two or three concerts
next week, during Journalism Week.
One of the concerts will be given out
doors if the weather is fair, accord
ing to George Venable. director.
C.KItMAX CLUB PLAY TOMORROW
An Opinion of English Life and Cus
toms hi "Der Hibliothekar.
A German opinion of English life
and customs is portrayed in the Ger
man play "Der Hibliothekar" by Gus
tav Moser, which is to be presented
by the German Club tomorrow night
in the University Auditorium.
"Der Hibliothekar." or "The Pri
vate Secretary" was first produced in
Germany.and has since been played in
England because of the views on
English lire and the humor of the
The scenes are at an English coun
try house and in London. The cos
tumes, which were ordered rrom
Kansas City for this presentation, are
chiefly English hunting costumes.
Marsland, the owner of the estate,
will be played by W. W. Hawkins;
his son Harry, by C. W. Bock and
his daughter. Edith by Lucy Moore.
The part or Robert, the private sec
retary, will be taken by C. F. Dienst.
Other characters are Macdonald
C. E. Ragsdale; Lothair Macdonald
A. L. Saeger; Sarah Gildern, Septima
Sheinber; Laon Armadale, E. H
Loeb; Gibson, C.
Wood lord, C. D.
E. Betz; Dikson.
and John, E. II.
The play will start at 8: IT. o'clock.
Admission will be twenty five cents.
The costumes were made in Kan
sas City. ProL B. F. Hoffman is
directing the play.
LAW STUNT PLANS
Tickets to Mock Trial to Go
on Sale Tomorrow
The sale or seats Tor the Mock
Trial will be given at 8 o'clock to
morrow morning at the Missouri
Store, Penn's Pharmacy and the Co
Op. Thirty-four students will take part
in the annual stunt of the students
of the School of Law. It is said the
stunt this year will be different from
those of other years and that the law
students will introduce original char
acters in their two-act play.
The scene of the play will be at
the University of Missouri at the
present time. Professors and stu
dents will come in for roasts and
character sketches. It is also hinted
that some of the institutions or the
University are billed for a grilling
berore justice. The cases are to be
tried by characters representing
prominent local attorneys. They will
be tried in the local circuit court.
It is said the trial is going to be
snappy, humorous, short and full of
The following students will take
part: Scott Timmons, A. R. Thomas,
R. W. Jones, H. E. Keim, Jo Stewart,
John Atterbury, II. H. Freer, Charles
A. Calvert, Jr., George Lockridge,
Miss Ethel V. Kyneston, M. A. San
dusky, Roy Singiar, William S.
Thompson, Morrell DeReign, Harry
C. Caster. W. C. Woodward, Charles
R. Hanger. Thomas Holdsworth,
Clarence Terry, F. C. Duvall, Carl
Hoffman and Grover C. Houston.
There will be a jury to hear the evi
dence and decide on a verdict.
A dance will be given in the corri
dors of Academic Hall after the trial.
A seven-piece orchestra will play for
the dance and there will be eight
numbers on the program. Tin; pro
grams will be in the court docket.
The dance will end at 12 o'clock.
TO HAVE MUSIC AT ASSEMBLY
Tomorrow's Program Includes u
Quartet and Piuno Solos.
A musical program will be given
at assembly tomorrow morning. A
quartet, consisting or T. A. Costolow,
teuor; G. T. Sasse, baritone; R. A.
Dutcher. tenor, and H. C. Cox, bass.
will sing, "Remember Now Thy Cre
ation" and "Annie Laurie."
A piano solo, selected, will be giv
en by L. E. Thatcher and a cello Ob-
ligato by L. O. Meunch. The indi
vidual members or the quartet will
give solos. Mr. Costolow will sing
"Magarita" by Meyer-Helmund: Mr.
Sasse "Sunset by Buck; Mr. Dutch
er, "A Perfect Day'' by Bond, and
Mr. Cox, "Curse of the Dreamer."
Recital at Stephens College.
A graduation recital will be given
in the auditorium at Stephens College
at S:i; o clock tonignt by .miss uutn
Stamper, vocal soloist, and Miss Sa
rah Quisenberry, pianist.
Twins at the Pliilbrirk Home.
Twins, a boy and a girl, were born
to Prof, and Mrs. II. S. Philbrick of
."09 Rollins street Saturday atter
Special Commissioners Have
All Their Equipment Busy
WERE IN BAD CONDITION
Horses Wallowing in the
Winter Mud Left Deep
Holes in the Surface
The Columbia special road commis
sioners have had all their teams and
equipment out for the last month
working on the roads in the district.
A number have been worked. The
teams were on the St. Charles road
"I never saw the roads in worse
shape than when we started work on
them this spring." J. A. Hudson
special road commissioner, said.
"They looked like a honeycomb.
When the roads were soft in the win
ter the horses went into the mud to
their knees, and punched deep holes
in the road close together. The sur
face dried hard this spring and left
the holes in the road except where
the horses and wheels ground down
paths on the dry surface. Drags had
no effect on the hard top of these
'honeycombs.' The top had to be cut
off with scrapers before the holes
could be filled up. Arter that was
done they were smooth enough Tor
an automobile to go over at a good
HIN WONG TO REFORM CANTON
New York Paiier Tells of Former
A dispatch rrom New York printed
Hin Wong, a Chinese student at
Columbia University and a graduate
of the School of Journalism of the
University or Missouri, will leave the
United States this week to join Dr.
Sun Yat Sen as a special agent in
the Chinese reformers' plans for the
industrial development of South
Wong was educated in Hawaii
where his father was a Presbyterian
minister and a publisher. In 1907
at his father's behest he went to St.
Louis to study. In New York he
organized the Chinese Boy Scouts,
founded a school to teach the coolies
of Chinatown, became news editor of
the Chinese monthly and president of
the Chinese Students' Club.
In Canton, his native home, Wong
expects to relieve the poor by the
most scientific methods known. Af
ter thorough investigation of condi
tions a Socialism scheme is to be
tried. Several factories are planned
in which capitalists and laborers will
share equally in the profit.
Hin Wong finished his work in the
School of Journalism here last se
mester. His diploma will be grant
ed in absentia in June.
M. U. CADETS ARE INSPECTED
Captain Harry H. Telibetts Here the
The annual inspection or cadets
was made this afternoon by Captain
Harry II. Tebbetts o! the general
staff of the United States War De
partment. The inspection consisted
of a marching review and parade
around the campus, an inspection or
ri files, equipment and uniforms of
staff and companies and a drill or
companies in close and extended or
der. About 3G0 privates and 40 of-
ticers were inspected. The report or
this inspection will be sent to the
War Department at Washington.
Captain Tebbetts came to Colum
bia Saturday from Boonville, Mo.,
where he inspected the Kemper Mili
tary Academy. He will go from
here to the Missouri Military Aca
demy at Mexico, Mo.
New HOLDER FOR CITY'S GAS
Big Tank Will Be Ready in Three or
A new holder is being built by the
Columbia Gas Company for the stor
age of gas. The holder will not be
finished for three or four months, ac
cording to W. H. Watts, manag r of
The gas company is also laying
several new mains now.
Prof. L. M. Iefoe on Crutches.
Prof. L. M. Defoe strained the
muscles or a leg Saturday while mow
ing his lawn and probably will have
to walk on crutches for several
weeks. Mrs. Defoe said he was bet
ter this morning and she thought he
would be out In a few days.