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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1912.
10NA LISA" ADDED
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"Is the Finest Reproduction
Ever Made," Says Dr.
HUNG IN ACADEMIC HALL
Stealing of Original Last Year
Has Caused Much Stir in
Art loveis may imagine that "JIo
na Lisa" lias come to light again in
Columbia. They may even wonder if
someone around the Unfrersity didn't
steal the masterpiece f i om the Louvre
in Paris. A repioduction of "Mona
Lisa" was hung in the north corridor
of Academic Hall this morning.
'This is the finest reproduction
eter made," said Dr. John IVkaxd
proudly when he drew the picture
from its secret place in his office to
show it jesterday. "If it could be
hung by the side of the original, crit
ics could scarcely tell which was the
reproduction and which the real."
The romance of the disappearance
of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece,
"Mona Lisa" causes the reproduction
to be of even more interest to the
public. The picture was missed from
the Louvre Monday, August 21, 1911,
but it was supposed that the official
photographer had taken it to his stu
dio to copy it as he had often done.
The museum was suddenly closed
Tuesday owing to the bui sting of a
waterpipe, and at ." o'clock that af
ternoon it was announced that the
picture had been stolen. The heavy
frame was found on staircase lead
ing to one of the cloak rooms. It
was one of three or four supreme art
treasurer of the Louvre. As a rough
indication of its intrinsic alue, art
dealers hae ranked it second only to
the "Sistine Madonna," The British
Goiernnient once offered 5 million
dollars for it, but it was not to be
The story of its disappearance not
only interested art lovers the world
over but has had a special interest
for many thousands of American
tourists who have gazed upon that
famous "inscrutable smile." The
stories about the subject of the por
trait and the unending discussions as
to the character shown by the face
and meaning of the smile have, apart
from the painting's undoubted val
ue as a work of art, made it a sub
ject of universal discussion. The ac
cepted version is that Mora was the
wife of Francesco del Gioconda and
that Leonardo painted the picture at
intervals for four years. The sittings
were brief because he could paint
only when Mona smiled. He is said
to have had beautiful music played
to bring the smile to Mona's face.
One great artist in describing the
picture said, "It is a beauty wrought
out from within upon the flesh, the
deposit, cell by cell, of strange
thoughts and fantastic reveries and
The reproduction has been bought
by the University. It is on canvas
and the coloring is exquisitely done,
according to Dr. Pickard. The brown
flesh tints give the effect of the ori
ginal picture, slightly worn and dis
colored by age. This is the third of
the series of reproductions of great
paintings made by a Chicago firm
which the University has purchased.
The other two are a "Portrait of
Erasmus" and "Age of Innocence."
DELTA SIGMA K1IO INITIATES
Seven Men Taken Into the National
Seven University of Missouri stu
dents were initiated in the Delta Sig
ma Rho fraternity Wednesday night.
This is a national inter-state debat
ers' fraternity. Five of the seven
men initiated were students in the
School of Law. The new members
are: M. A. Wilder, ot Mt. Vernon;
Lionel M. Drum, of Columbia; Ar
nold Just, of St. Joseph; F. R. Ansel
ment. of Ava; Doyle C. McDonough,
of Cameron; E. L. Marshall, of Ava
lon. and W. L. Ross, St. Louis.
Recital at Stephens Tonight.
Miss Verna Mahan of Moberly.Mo.,
"will give her graduation pianoforte
recital at 8:13 o'clock tonight in
Stephens College auditorium. The
Program includes numbers from
Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and
A. It. Hoone in Columbia.
A. R. Boone, candidate for lieuten
ant governor, was a Columbia visitor
Jesterday. Mr. Boone lives at
GOOD WEATHER FOR GAMES
Fair and Wanner. Is Piediction of
The forecast of the United States
Weather Bureau until 7 o'clock to
morrow night is:
For Columbia Fair and warmer
tonight and Saturday.
For Missouri Fair tonight and
probably Saturday; rising tempera
ture. The temperatures:
7 a. m 47 11 a. m 64
S a. m 54 12 noon 65
0 a. m ."i9 1 p. m 67
10 a. m 62 2 p. m 68
GIRLS HEADY FOK MAY DAY.
FestiUties Will Begin t 4:30
O'clock Tomorrow Afternoon.
Final plans have been made for
the girls' May celebration which will
begin at 4:30 o'clock Saturday after
noon. Miss Frances Miller is busi
ness manager of the stunt, Leslie
Holi in an stage director. Miss Eleanor
Kleenman grand marshal and Miss
Ruth Mason field marshal.
The attendants of Miss Jean Har
ris, the May Queen, will be: Seniors,
Misses Venia Johnson and Eva Bren
dell: Juniors, Katherine Barnes and
Anne Shaw; Sophomores, Sarah
Knight McLaughlin and Norma
IJoehiner; Freshmen. Hildegarde
Walls and Mary Louise Miller. Miss
Mary Gentry will be crown bearer
and Misses Martha Vhitten and Ruth
Moore will be train bearers.
The Daisies and flower girls will
be Misses Emma Hundhausen, Lucile
Loeb, Elizabeth McClure, Mary
Louise Miller, Irvinna Rose, Jennie
Harris, Louise Halliburton, Bess Car
ter. Ethel Reniley, Eunice Reniley,
Leota Versen. Ruby Hill, Edith Mil
ler. Era Darnell. Grace McGregor,
Delia Langston, Edith Crawford,
Mabel Prather, EIna Beaven, Anna
Jean Crouch, Elsie Beckman, Robbie
Heaven and Ruth Miller.
Tlie stars are: Veia McReynolds,
Sara Lockwood, Martha Chiun, Irma
Waltner, Blanche Haunian, Fannie
Frank. The Blue Birds and fire flies
are Elementary School children.
The hours and perfumes are: Janet
Vandewater, Mildred Bixby. Lucile
Shepherd, Margaret Woodworth,
(Dorothy Jones. Grace Hargis, Bere
nice Sturges, Catherine Wells, Kath
erine .Barnes, Ruth Babcock, Hulda
Roliman. Matilda Rollman.
The quarter loaves are: Frances
Yeater, Ramona Walters, Rebecca
Bryan and Mabel Hurst. The dancers
attending Night are: Mary Noe. Eva
Brendell, Lila Dalton, Stella Davis,
Ruth Timberlake, Lillie Grebe, Ruth
Gundlach, Julia Veach, Elsie Carter,
Jaunita Fink, Sarah K. McLaughlin,
Beth VanDorstan, Lucile Phillips and
The Will o' the Wisps and Fairies
are: Elsie Elliott, Irene Board, Mary
Louise Bowls. Caroline Southern,
Mary Southern, Mary Nancy Graham,
Hildegarde Walls, Vallye Boyce,
Nelle Schultz, Hortense Sichel, Mabel
Major and Margaret McElroy.
COLUMBIA HIGH GRADUATION
Kmlcllc Jesse Is Valedictoi inn of
the Senior Class.
Bredelle Jesse is valedictorian of
the senior class of the Columbia High
School and Miss Pearl Ragsdale is
salutatorian. Robert M. Walker won
the American History Prize. The
Rev. W. J. Williamson, pastor of the
Third Baptist Church at St. Louis
will deliver the address at the six
teenth annual commencement which
will be held next Friday night at the
There will be sixty-two graduates,
of which forty-two are girls The
commencement program includes an
invocation by the Rev. W. S. St.
clair; music by the high school or
chestra; salutatory address by Miss
Ragsdale; oration, "Municipal Gov
ernment by Commission" by Robert
Walker piano solo by Miss Pauline
Kiass; recitation, "The Honor of the
Woods" by Miss Ina Fountain; vio
lin solo by Walter Payne; valedictory
essay. "Shakcspear's Humor" by Mr.
Jesse, and the class song. The
American History Prize will be
awarded by Mrs. J. S. Branham and
the diplomas will be presented by
F. W. Neidermeyer, president of the
To Deliver Commencement Address.
Dr. Manley O. Hudson, assistant
professor of law in the University of
Missouri, went to Montgomery City
today to deliver the commencement
address of the Montgomery City
Mis. Hartley to Visit Here.
Mrs. Herbert S. Hadley of Jefferson
City will be the guest of Mrs. A.
'.loss Hill and attend the play given
l the Unitersity sir's tomorrow.
Kl WINS DOUBLES
Cannon Defeats Hurnett in
Singles, but Chang Loses
CHAIRS FOR SPECTATORS
Missouri Valley Tennis Tour
nament Proceeds Meirily
and Play is Fast.
Missouri lost to Kansas in the
opening round of the doubles in the
annual Missouri Valley Tennis Tour
nament this morning. Cannon and
Bushman of Missouri won the first
set from Buwiett and Nees of Kansas,
C-4. The Kansas men braced, and
won the next two sets, 6-3 and C-4.
The match was exciting until the
last minute, as Missouri was always
within a chance of taking the match.
During the match Burnett of Kansas
fell to the court while trying to reach
a ball for the return. A few minutes
later Cannon fell in the same way.
Kansas lost all chance to win the
singles championship early in the
tournament, and failed to score a
point, both men losing. Summers of
Ames and Jackson of Drake; Nees of
Kansas and Brodix of Washington,
were matched in the opening round,
the other contestants being passed to
the second round.
Brodix won the match from Nees
after the Kansan had won the first
set, 6-2, taking the second and third
sets with ease. 613. 7-5. Jackson of
Drake defeated Summers of Ames,
winning straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
Jack Cannon took on Burnett. Kan
sas' second player, and defeated him
handily in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
Chang, Missouri's second entry in the
singles, lost to Cave of Ames in a
close match, deucing the first set, but
losing 7-5, and then dropping the
second set, 6-2.
Adkins of Washington, Brodix's
team-mate, won from Nicholson of
Drake in easy form, taking both sets
6-2. Brodix, in his second match de
feated Nicholson's teammate, Jack
son, in the last match of the evening,
The honors in the doubles will go
to Washington or Kansas, according
to the winner in the finals tomorrow
morning. In the semi-finals, Brodix
and Adkins of Washington easily
took the match from Jackson and
N'cholson of Drake. Nees and Bur
nett of Kansas won from Summers
and Cave or Ames after checking
Missouri's chance in the doubles.
Ames was easy for the Kansas men,
as they took the match 6-2, 6-1.
The finals in the tournament will
be played tomorrow morning. The
final in doubles will be played at 9:30
and the singles at 1 1 o'clock. Chairs
will be placed in the bleachers so that
women may be more comfortable.
Rrodiv Wins From Cave.
In the semi-finals in the singles
this afternoon Brodix of Washington
University won from Cave of Ames,
6-1 and 6-3.
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE GIRLS GO
Confusion at Wabash Station When
They I'ait From Classmates.
The" last happy moments before va
cation were sadly broken this morn
ing when the Wabash conductor gave
the signal for departure. There was
immediate consternation among the
girls on the platform and for several
seconds it was difficult to tell who
Annita had left her suit case in
the waiting room. She started back
but someone brought it. Marie ran
out on the platform, kissed three
classmates and got on the wrong
train. There was just time to check
the trunks. That mean conductor
would not wait until they were put
on the train. There was another cy
cle of kisses, and the half dozen
Christian College girls left their
score of classmates on the platform.
Inter-Clnss Track Meet Tomorrow.
The inter-class numeral track
meet will be held during the baseball
game with Kansas tomorrow after
noon. All men who win first places
will be given numerals. Ribbons for
each of the three places will also be
given. Track rooters will get their
last chance to see the track team in
real action. The last hard workout
will be taken Saturday afternoon.
Frank W. McAllister Here.
Frank W. McAllister of Paris. Mo.,
J Democratic candidate for attorney
general, is in Columbia today.
C. E. M'
MISSED THE TITANIC
Could not Make Connections
From Post in the
IS VISITING BROTHER HERE
Dr. .1. It. Pinion, '09, Also
Returns to Missouri for
Clarence E. McAdam, a graduate of
the School of Engineering in '09, has
returned from the Philippines where
lie has been a lieutenant in the con
stabulary for three years. He is vis
iting his brother, J. M. McAdam,
here but will return to Salisbury, his
former home, for a few days. Lieu
tenant McAdam has a leave of ab
sence for three months but does not
know whether he will stay in the
United States or go back to the Phil
ippines. He believes that luck was with him
on his trip back to America for be
cabled from Manila canceling his pas
sage on the Titanic two weeks before
the ill-fated steamer sailed. The only
reason he cancelled his passage on
the Titanic was that he could not get
suitable accommodations on a Span
ish mailboat which would have
reached England in time. Dr.
McAdam says that he was not only
fortunate in the matter because the
steamship went down, but that he
was several dollars better off by tak
ing the shorter route. He came over
in the Korea, a Pacific mallmoat
which landed in San Francisco.
Lieutenant McAdam has been in
Cayagan Province, which is 200
miles north of Manila and is the
richest valley in the Islands. The
noticeable thing, according to Mr.
McAdam, is that the English
language is running a close second
with Spainish for usage among the
"Ot bourse each district has a dia
lect cjfts own," he said "but all are
anxicffc to learn English. The lan
guage? is even taught in the town,
province and municipal high schools.
One thing about this English lan
guage, is it is not confined only to the
Philippines in that part of the
world. I found that in practically
every City in China and Japan a man
knowing the English language could
get along well."
Dr. J. R. Pinion, '09, who is also
in the constabulary, is on leave of
absence and returned with Mr. Mc
Adam. Dr. Pinion is in Caruthers
ville. Both Missouri alumni spent a
short time in Japan, China and Ha
waii. Among the other Missouri alumni
Mr. McAdam knows in the Philip
pines are: E. C. Brown, B. S. in C. E.,
'09; F. E. Ross, B. S. in C. E., '09; E.
L. Driggs, C. E. '08.
Lieutenant McAdam has been in a
peaceful portion of the Islands. How
ever some of the people where he has
been living use dog flesh as the ta
00 PASSENGERS IX 2 DAYS
Street Car Busiest After 2 O'clock
"Owl" Car Saturday Nights.
The new street cax is being well
patronized. In the last two days
more than 600 passengers have been
carried. The busy time of the day
is from 2:30 to 4 o'clock and then
from 5 o'clock until 6 o'clock when
people go home to supper. About
8 o'clock, students have been taking
"joy rides" until the car stops for
the day at 9 o'clock.
People still walk to their work in
the morning and as yet there is not
much car traffic in the early part
of the day. If you happen to stay
downtown at the theatre late at
night in the week except Saturday,
when an "owl" car will be run.
BASEBALL AT 2:15 TOMORROW
Called Ttorly Becaus of Slay Day
Stunt Entries in Meet.
Either Helm or Angerer will pitch
the baseball game with Kansas to
morrow. It will begin at 2:1.". sharp
so the game will not interfere with
the May Day stunt at 4.30 o'clock.
n inter-department meet will be
hel 1 during the game, and the Varsi
ty will have its try-out for the Mis
souri Valley meet. This meet will be
a numeral meet open to all classes.
Numerals will be given for first
plte and ribbons for first, second,
third and fourth places. The meet
will start at 2 o'clock and two hurdle
events will be run off before the game
STORY OF JOURNALISM WEEK
Hundreds of Newspapers Get Account
of Meetings Through Plate House.
The Missourian prints today a
"lay-out" being sent to Missouri
newspapers in plate form by the
Western Newspaper Union, contain
ing a story and pictures of Journal
ism Week at the University.
This story is being sent out from
the St. Louis office of the company to
newspapers in every part of Missou
ri. The sen ice is sent free as a
courtesy to the School of Journalism
and the newspaper men who attended
Journalism Week here.
TO EXTEND CHARITIES WORK
Jacob ilillikopf and Other Members
of State Hoard Confer.
Jacob Billikopf of Kansas City,
who is president of the State Board
of Charities and Correction, will con
fer while in Columbia with other
members of the board here regard
ing the general work of the board.
This organization has undertaken
an unusual amount of work this year.
It has raised $1,000 to make special
investigations in publicity work
which involves a great deal in the
way of social reform. There will be
two or three undertakings of this na
ture through legislature, the first to
be considered will be the expansion
of the work of the state board of
charities and correction. Another
will be the more thorough supervis
ion of the county institutions of
charity and the establishment of a
department of the board for special
care of children. There will also be
a movement for the erection of a
state reformatory for young convicts
which will take boys between the
ages of those in the Boonville Reform
School and those old enough to be
put in the penitentiary and give them
a training in some trade.
One or two new offices are also
to be created, one of which will call
for a speaker of the bureau who will
make talks in different parts of the
FOURTH WARD IS DRY
Poll Shows Three to One for
Prohibition, Says J. M.
That the fourth ward will go dry
three to one is the prediction of J,
M. Batterton, a local business man
who has charge of the poll of the
city being made in the interest of
local option. The fourth ward is the
only ward which has been canvassed
Mr. Batterton is very optimistic
about the outcome of the local option
election. He says that the results of
the poll have been very gratifying.
The poll will be completed in about
REPORTS NATIONAL REUNION
Miss Pearl Mitchell, Delegate to
Meeting, Says 60,000 Were There.
Miss Pearl Mitchell, who attended
the National Confederate Reunion at
Macon, Ga., May 6 to 9, reported to
the Daughters of the Confederacy
here yesterday. She said there were
more than 60,000 Confederates and
Sons of the Confederacy at the re
union. Miss Mitchell acted as maid of
honor to the sponsor. Miss Todd
Hunter, or Lexington, Mo. At the
meeting yesterday she told of the
enthusiasm shown by those at Ma
con and said that the next reunion
would be held next year at Chatta
The Columbia chapter will meet
with Mrs. Kirk Sutton and Miss
Edna Hickam in the country on Jef
ferson Davis Day, June 3.
Dr. Mav 5Ieyer Will Sieak.
"The Ghost Theory of Animal Be
havior" will be the subject on which
Dr. Max Meyer will speak at the next
meeting of the social science section
of the Scientific Association. The
meeting will begin promptly at 7:30
o'clock and be dismissed at 8 o'clock
Saturday night. May 18. The meet
ing is open to the public.
Dire Game Cost $25 Fine.
Because William Chick gambled
with dice, he will pay to the school
fund $25. Chick entered a plea of
guilty this morning before J. T.
Stockton. He will also pay the co3ts.
He was arrested on an information
filed by E. C. Anderson, prosecuting
Senior Play Try-out.
The try-out for the annual senior
play will be held Saturday morning
from 10 to 12 o'clock in the Univer
IP YOU SEE ALL
May Queen, Hoboes, Baseball,
Tennis Track and a Play
' at Night.
TONIGHT HOBO CONVENTION
Kansas Game Begins at 2 :30
to Give Time for the
Tennis Finals in doubles 9
o'clock; finals in the singles 11
o'clock, for Missouri Valley cham
pionship. May Day May Queen to he
crowned and May Pole dance at 4:30
o'clock. The play "Blue Bird" on
north campus at 8 o'clock.
Baseball Missouri and Kansas, to
decide Missouri Valley championship,
2:30 o'clock, on Rollins Field.
Hobo Convention Hobo Special at
the Wabash station at 1:43 o'clock.
Parade over town to Rollins Field.
Track Meet Numerals will be giv
en to those winning firsts among men
not on the varsity.
One must hurry, if he would see
all the student events which begin
tonight and continue all day tomor
row. Immediately after the baseball
game the May Day procession starts,
when the May Queen will be crowned
on the campus. At this time the ho
boes will be "hitting the back doors."
The day will close with the play Blue
Bird," on the north campus begin
ning at 8 o'clock.
The procession for the May Day
stunt will form in Academic Hall
and then march to the mounds where
Miss Jean Harris will be crowned
May Queen. Then will follow the
May Pole Dance.
In contrast to the splendor of the
May Day stunt is the Hobo Conven
tion. The hoboes will gather at the
ice plant at 1:15 to meet the spec
ial and will arrive at the Wabash
station at 1:45. The parade will
form and march to Rollins Field
where the hoboes will be admitted
free to the Missouri-Kansas baseball
Missouri and Kansas are tied for
the Missouri Valley championship
with two games to play. One or the
other of the teams will have to win
both games to win the championship.
Otherwise the tie will stand.
The interclass meet is really an
individual tiack meet to see which
ire the best men. Those who win
first place in any of the events will
receive a class numeral. All those
who are taking track for credit must
be entered in this meet.
C. C. COMMENCEMENT BEGINS
Ensemble Concert in the College Au
Commencement exercises at Christ
ian College began this afternoon with
an art exhibition in the studios of the
college. This was followed by a re
ception to the faculty and students
by the president Mrs. St. Clair-Moss
at her home. Tonight there will be
an ensemble concert in the auditor
ium at 8:1.") o'clock.
The program for the week includes
several class exercises, recitals, and
musical events, ending with a lunch
eon for the alumnae at the college
At the art exhibit'on this afternoon
the work of the students was on dis
play. It included work in oils, water-
colors, pastels, and china painting. A
number of complete dinner sets were
shown as well as individual pieces
and chocolate and lemonade sets. The
work is all that of the first year
class with two exceptions.
Tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock the
students In expression will give a
recitai in the auditorium.
One of the interesting musical
events of the week at Christian Col
lege was the concert given by the
girls' Glee Club Tuesday night.
Among the numbers were: Schu
mann's "The Gipsies." Chadwick's
Inconstancy" and "In a China
Shop" and Mrs. Bach's "The Years
at the Spring."
Assisting the club were Miss Nao
mi Grubhs, pup 1 of Mr. Alexander,
and Miss Charline MfC'anse. pupil
of Mrs. Sharpe, in songs, and Miss
Cena Lack Bryan, a pupil of Mr.
Stearns, in two piano numbers.
Former County Judge Here.
F. M. Smith, of Englewood. Mo..
is a visitor in Columbia. Mr. Smith
is well-known by many of the old
settlers here. Fifteen years ago he
finished an eight-year term of office
as judge of the Boone County Court.