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Jacob Billikopf Tells of Mod
ern Methods Used in
MUNICIPAL LOAN BUREAU
Productive Labor Instead of
Prison tor Defective
Jacob Uillikopf of the Board of
Public Welfa.i- of Kansas City told
the Social S( ience Club Friday night
how that city is applying modern
methods to the care of its defective,
dependent and delinquent citizens.
The work of Kansas City in this
field has attracted nation-wide at
tention. Instead of sending first of
fendeis to a workhouse, there to
sere out a term in idleness, the city
puts them to work on a municipal
farm. Excellent results have been
obtained from this plan.
'Productive labor, "Mr. Billikopf
said," we have found to be a splend
id remedy for moral and spiritual
One of the unique accomplish
ments of the Board of Public Welfare
has been the establishment of a mu
nicipal loan bureau, where deserving
persons, out of city funds, may ob
tain small loans to tide them over
periods of temporary distress. The
interest charged is less than one
tenth of that demanded by loan
sharks. Notwithstanding this, the
bureau at the end of the first year
was able to declare a small dividend.
This, and succeeding dividends, will
be applied toward reducing the inter
est rate. The municipal bureau, Mr.
Uillikopf said, had already had the
salutary effect of putting out of bus
iness two of the most notorious loan
sharks of the city.
The board has also put into oper
ation a free legal aid bureau, the
only such institution conducted by a
municipality. No claim is too small (
to handle. As much attention is giv
en to a case involving 13 cents as to
one of $23 most of the claims hand
led ranging between these two sums.
Four attorneys are regularly employ
ed by the bureau, and the cost to the
city has been the nominal sum of 30
cents a case.
Mr. Billikopf referred briefly to
the other activities of the board,
whose work touches practically all of
the social welfare activities of the
city. The members serve without
In introducing the speaker, Dr. C
A. Ellwood spoke highly of the Kan
sas City idea and of the work of Mr.
TO TALK OX LIFE INSURANCE
Warren M. Homer of Minneapolis
Will Be Assembly Speaker Tuesday.
Warren M. Horner of Minneapolis,
agent of the Provident Life and Trust
Company for Minnesota, and Iowa,
will give a talk on "Life Insurance
as a Means of Livelihood for the Col
lege Graduate" at Assembly Tuesday
morning. Mr. Horner delivered lec
tures on the subject of insurance be
fore the Universities of Minnesota
and Wisconsin last year and was in
vited to visit those institutions again
this year. In his lecture here Tues
day, Mr. Horner will try to bring be
fore the public in a general way the
importance of insurance, in addition
to advocating it as a means of liveli
as a Means of Livelihood for the Chi
hood for the college graduate.
SO ALL TRAVELERS MAY KNOW
I. T. Rradshaw. Candidate, Stamps
Announcement on Hotel Register.
Advertising in a unique way is
used by a candidate for a state of
fice who was in Columbia Thursday.
On the register of a Columbia hotel,
left from the impress of a rubber
stamp, is the following:
"James T. Bradshaw, Democratic
candidate for Railroad and Ware
Mr. Bradshaw's home is in Kansas
City. He formerly published a news
paper in Chillicothe, Mo.
To Attend Historical Meeting.
F. A. Sampson, Secretary of the
State Historical Society, will attend
a meeting of the Executive Commit
tee of the Mississippi Valley Histor
ical Association in Bloomington, In
diana. May 23 to 26. The Ohio Val
ley Historical Association and the
N'orth Central History Teachers As
sociation will meet with It.
PREDICTS A FAIR SUNDAY
"Not Much Change in Temperature,"
Says the Forecast.
Fair weather is predicted for to
day. There will not be much change
in the temperature. Cooler weather
is predicted for the northwest part
of the state.
Ninth Annual Convention Yesterday
to the Back Doors.
The annual pilgrimage to Colum
bia back doors was made yesterday
afternoon by University students.
clothed in ragged garments, carrying
a staff or a tin can, the emblem of
the hobo order. The occasion was
the ninth annual Hobo Convention.
One feature of last years program
the presence of the genuine hobo
was eliminated this year. At any
rate if there were any real members
of that profession participating in
the handouts, they were doing so
A play was given by the hoboes in
the University Auditorium Friday
night. The first scene represented
a hobo camp at night. This was fol
lowed by a monologue, a solo by II.
C. Cox, one of the officers of the or
ganization; music by the hobo man
dolin club and the scare crow com
HKiH SCHOOL WANT TEACHERS
Demand For Instructors in Agricul
ture Cannot Be Filled.
"Many requests for teachers in
high schools are received here and
we can't supply the demand," said
F. B. Mumford, dean of the college
of Agriculture of the University,
of the University. "This is because
most of our graduates are going into
special lines of agricultural work
where the outlook is more promising
than that in teaching the subject,"
said Dean Mumford. "While cer
tain lines of the work can be well
taught by women, men are generally
preferred in the agricultural schools
and men for the places are hard to
get," said he.
ALUMNUS TO TAKE BAR EXAMS
Shrader I Howell. '02, Writes for
Statement of His Graduation.
The University has received a let
ter from Shrader P. Howell, of Wash
ington D. C . who was graduated
from the College of Arts and Science
in 1902, asking that a certificate be
sent stating that he is a graduate of
the University. Mr. Shrader intends
to take the examination for admis
sion to the bar and says he has not
his diploma with him to file with his
application. He has been working as
private secretary to C. C. Dickinson,
Representative from the Sixth Mis
New Residents From Monroe County
Twenty-five families have moved
to Columbia from Monroe County
within the last four years. The dry
leaders claim that every voter in
these families will vote dry, at the
election June 4, according to the can
vass that they have been making this
week. Most of these families live in
the second and third wards.
"The executive committee is great
ly encouraged by this fact," a dry
worker said last night.
STUDYING PRISON CONDITIONS
Criminology Class Will Go to Jeffer
son City Next Saturday.
Thirty members of the criminology
class visited the County jail and the
city holdover yesterday morning.
This is the laboratory work used in
the study of prison conditions and
managements. Next Saturday the
entire class will go on a special train
to Jefferson City to visit the state
penitentiary. A special rate will be
made for the round-trip. Anyone may
take advantage of the excursion
SAW "LITTLE JACK"
Governor's Wife Watched Tennis
Mrs. Herbert S. Hadley was in Co
lumbia yesterday to attend the May
Day carnival. She heard that "Jack"
Cannon was going to play tennis, so
she went to the tennis tournament.
Mrs. Hadley knew Jack when he was
called "Little Jaick," in Kansas City.
some time ago. She had the pleasure
of seeing "Little Jack" win the
championship singles in the Missouri
Valley Conference meet.
Bermond Runs Half in 1 :30 1-5.
In a trial run yesterday afternoon,
Lester Bermond ran the half mile
in 1:36 1-3.
IN TENNIS HERE
Jack Cannon, Missouri, Won
in the Singles Against
FINALS PLAYED YESTERDAY
Washington U. Beat Kansas
in the Finals in
Washington University captured
the championship of the first annual
Missouri Valley tennis tournament.
This was due to the playing of Bro
dix and Ad kins. Washington woi
the championship by taking the dou
bles in the finals yesterday morning
from Ness and Burnett of Kansas.
But it was for Jack Cannon, the
Missouri tennis expert, to take the
singles championship by winning
from Adkins Friday afternoon in the
semi-finals, 6-1, 11-9, and having an
easy match with Brodix of Washing
ton yesterday afternoon in the finals,
C-2, 6-1. 6-2. Washington, however,
besides winning the team champion
ship took the honors of being the Mis
souri Valley champions in the dou
bles. Their victory over Kansas was
6-3. 6-4 6-4.
Washington sent the mast evenly
balanced team of any of the colleges
entered. Adkins entered the semi
finals and Brodix the finals in the
singles, but were outclassed by Can
non. Adkins put up the best match
against the Missouri man because of
his brilliant playing. Brodix played
a consistent match but could not keep
up with Cannon.
Washington comes first in the team
score with Missouri second. The oth
er three tied for third place. The
team score is: Washington, 9: Mis
souri, 6; Kansas, 4; Ames. 4; Drake,
The first valley tournament was a
success in Columbia. 1 lie courts
were in the best condition and the
weather was as good as could be
wanted. The matches were well at
tended by the students and interest
was great. The match for the cham
pionship in the singles between Can
non and Brodix drew the largest
PROGRAM AT COLUMBIA HIGH
Stephens College Students and Fac
ulty Are Today's Contributors.
A musical program by students and
members of the Stephens College fac
ulty will be given at 3:30 this after
noon in the Columbia High School
auditorium, under the direction of
those in charge of the Social Center
work. The program is as follows:
"Valse" Chopin and "Cracovienne
Fantistique," Paderewshi, Miss
Lucile Pace. "The First Violet,"
Mendelssohn, Miss Hattie Moore;
"Prelude." Whiting and "Air
de Ballet" Chaminade, Miss Mabel
Sherman; "A Visiting Peer" Cutting,
Miss Ruth Wilks; "Protestations"
Morris, Miss Coryl McConnell with
violin obligato by Miss Ham; "Rev
erie" Tschaikowsky, Miss Fanna
White: "Scherzo" Chopin, Miss Vir
This is one of a series of Sunday
afternoon musical programs being
given at the Social Center.
000 SAVITARS ALREADY SOLD
Many Out-of-Toivn Orders in
vance Sale Out May 27.
Six hundred copies of the 1912
Savitar have already been sold in
the advanced sale, which started
May 13 and will continue until May
22. Many out-of-town orders have
Most of the book has been print
ed; the binding, which will take
about ten days to finish, will start
tomorrow. The book will be out
Monday, May 27. The Missouri Store
will have about 400 extra copies be
sides the nuber sold in the advanced
sale. The other stores that will sell
the books Penn's Pharmacy and
The Drug Shop, will also be provid
ed with extra, copies.
Asks About Deaf Children.
S. T. Walker, superintendent of
the state school for the deaf at Ful
ton. Mo., has just issued a postal
card asking all persons to notify the
school of children between the ages
of 8 and 20 years who have not fin
ished their education because of
deafness. At the top of the card is
a picture of the campus and buildings
of the school. The school is free for
all children who are residents of Mis
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1912.
K. U. FORFEITED ONE
Umpire Gave Championship
Contest to Missouri Yes
SHERWIN WOULDN'T LEAVE
In Exhibition Game Later the
Tigers Won by 3 to 1
"Wipe the cobwebs out of your
Coach Sherwin said that or, at
least Umpire Catron says he said it
when Catron called Deichman, a K.
U. player out on strikes in the first
inning of the Missouri-Kansas game
yesterday afternoon. It resulted in a
forfeited game and the Missouri Val
ley championship went to Missouri.
After the alleged remark Catron
gave Sherwin five minutes in which
to leave the field. But Sherwin re
fused to go, and Catron called the
game 9 to 0 in fa,vor of Missouri.
After a discussion and some delay.
DirectorsBrewer and Sherwin decided
to have an exhibition game. Mis
souri won by a score of 3 to 1 . Kan
sas made one run in the first inning,
and kept the lead until the fifth when
Hornback tied the score. Then came
the homerun of Helmreich, the heavy
hitting Missouri outfielder, who
smashed the ball into the north
bleachers and won the game by net
ting Missouri two runs.
But Kansas was not satisfied when
the seven innings were played. Coach
Sherwin and the Kansas team say
that they did not know that it was to
be a seven-inning game until the Ti
gers started to leave the field. But
as Umpire Catron had announced at
the beginning that the game would
be only seven innings and nearly ev
eryone in the bleachers heard him,
the objections of the Kansans were
not given tmich consideration.
Score by innings:
0 12 2
0 3 6 2
HOME RUN BY HELMREICH
But in the First Game M. U
With Only Four Hits.
Missouri defeated Kansas in the
first game of the two game baseball
series Friday afternoon on Rollins
Field by the score of 3 to 2. Angerer
pitched the game for Missouri and
struck out eighteen of the Kansas
batters. He allowed only four hits.
Walker who pitched for Kansas al
lowed six hits. Missouri made two
runs in the first inning. Captain Hall
hit for two bases and was scored
when Helmreich hit in the bleachers
for a home run. Captain Hall and
Helmreich each got two hits in the
game. Ward, the Kansas third base
man, made two of the four hits that
Kansas got off of Angerer.
SCHOOL CENSUS SHOWS 2,415
There Has Been a Decrease of About
100 Since Iast Year.
There are 2,413 school children
in Columbia. R. L. Withers, school
enumerator for the school district of
Columbia, finished his report yester
day. Of these 1897 are white and
318 negroes. There are 101 more
white girls than boys; the girls num
bering 999 and boys 898. The negro
eirls also exceed the boys, 233 to
283. Thre are 33 pupils enrolled in
the Columbia schools who live out
side the district.
Mr. Withers began the enumera
tion April 30 and finished May 13,
two days before the required time.
He said yesterday that there was a
decrease of about 100 in the number
of children of last year. This he
says, may be due to the fact that one
department of the shoe factory was
moved away and the families moved
Invitations to Alumni.
This year at Commencement Exer
cises a special section in the auditor
ium will be reserved for the alum
ni and they will march in the proces
sion. The mailing department has
been busy Saturday sending out sev
eral thousand invitations to the Mis
souri state officers, to the alumni and
others interested in the University.
Engineers Give JMO to Loan Fund.
The students in the School of En
gineering voted last week to turn
over the $40 wh'ch was left from the
St. Patrick's Day stunt to the loan
fund, in charge of Prof. L. M. Defoe,
Prof. J. C. Whltten and others.
RESTRICT USE OF GOLF LINKS
Hereafter Players Must Join Golf
Chili or Physical Department.
Only members of the department
of physical education and members
of the University Golf Club will here
after be permitted to use the golf
links. This change has been made to
keep those who do not belong on the
links from playing, according to Pro
fessor C. A. Brewer.
A laboratory fee of $1 is required
or members of the department of
physical education. This fee will
give the members the privilege of all
athletic fields. The University Golf
Club is composed of members of the
University faculty and anyone who
is connected with the Uuiversity
They are required to pay a member
ship fee of $3.
The money from these dues will
be used for keeping the links in con
dition, "if it is not enough, the
University will give the rest of the
amount required." said Mr. Brewer.
Work on the links has begun, and
by the first of next week they will
be in good condition.
As Others See It
The Dunklin Democrat, published
at Kennett, Mo., says editorially:
Columbia, Mo., the home of the
State University, the place where our
boys and girls are staying to learn
morals and manners, not altogether
told of in books, will soon vote on the
local option question. Boone County
has voted dry. Columbia, a city of
twelve thousand, is the county seat.
If there wre no public institutions
there; if there were not two colleges
there, for young women, in addition
tothe co-educational university .which
is supported by the state, it still
should vote "dry," as a business pro
position. Being the guardians of
hundreds of young men, away from
their homes and parental supervision,
the citizens of Columbia can not af
ford to throw temptation in the way
of these wards. Dunklin County has
been without saloons for about nine
years, and it would not recall them,
under any circumstances. The coun
ty has prospered without them. The
cities have grown larger, better and
happier. Yes, intoxicants are brought
in, but there is no way by which one
can buy whisky or beer in this coun
ty. There has been but one drug
store attempt the illegal sale of in
toxicants in Dunklin County.since lo
cal option was adopted, and it lasted
less than two weeks, when its owner
departed from here a financial bank
rupt, with a sentence hanging over
him that would have meant years in
prison had he not departed.
Autograph Letter by Mark Twain Ad
ded to State Collection.
J. A. Lant, editor of the Florisant
Weekly News, who was in Columbia
during Journalism Week, has given
the State Historical Society an auto
graph letter of Mark Twain. Mr.
Lant was for many years a friend and
correspondent of Mark Twain. After
Mr. Twain had written a book and
not knowing what should be the title
asked Mr. Lant. He suggested the
title. "Innocents Abroad," and this
Mr. Lant has also given the Society
a number of interesting letters, pic
tures, and other relics. Among these
are two autrograph letters from Helen
Miller Gould; two copies of the "End
less Register"; and the first results
of printing from cylinders on rotary
BACCALAUREATE AT STEPHENS
The Rev. W. O. Anderson of Spring
field Will Preach to Seniors.
The baccalaureate sermon for the
senior class at Stephens College will
be preached at 8 o'clock tonight at
the Baptist Church by the Rev. W. O.
Anderson of Springfield, Mo. "The
Shepherd" by Walford Davies will be
sung by the Stephens College chorus.
Miss Nora Amerman will sing "Hear
To Address Collegiate Alumnae.
Miss Vida Francis, general secre
tary of the Association of Collegiate
Alumnae, will come to Columbia
Thursday afternoon. Friday after
noon she will address the local chap
ter of Collegiate Alumnae. Her sub
ject will be "The Proposed New
Plans of Organization for the Asso
ciation." Miss Francis will be the
guest of Mrs. L. M. DeFoe while here.
Her home is in Philadelphia.
CROWN OF FLOWERS
FOR THEMAY QUEEN
University Girls Honor Miss
Jean Harris The May
WAS A PRETTY SPECTACLE
Following Festivities on the
Campus, a Play Was Giv
en Last Night.
Miss Jean Harris was crowned May
Queen yesterday afternoon on the
campus in front of the columns, by
Miss Iva Thomas, president of the Al
pha Phi Sigma, In the bright sun
light of a typical May afternoon it
was a pretty spectacle.
Surrounding the Queen were the
attendants, the crown bearer and
train bearers. The procession formed
the the Chemistry Building, marched
west in front of the columns under a
line of floral arches held by twenty
girls and ascended the Mounds in the
center of which stood a throne chair
draped in white. Before this the
Queen knelt and was crowned. The
attendants were: Seniors, Misses
Velma Johnson and Eva, Brendell;
juniors, Katherine Barnes and Anne
Shaw; sophomores, Sarah McLaugh
lin and Norma Boemer; freshman,
Hildegarde Walls and Mary Louise
Miller. Miss Mary Gentry was crown
bearer and Martha Whitten and Ruth
Moore were train bearers.
Preceding the entrance of the
Queen there was a grand march led
by Miss Eleanor Kleeman, grand
marshal of the day. In this procession
were the Maypole dancers and the
University women representing the
different classes. The seniors wore
caps and gowns, and the others sash
es in their class colors. The Maypole
dancers were dressed in the colors
of the Maypole streamers, blue pink,
yellow and green. The dresses were
cut to resemble flower petals. At the
head of the dancers were four little
girls, Esther Hill. Exie Gray, Kather
ine Hill and katherine Conley. Each
class was preceded by their class mar
shal. They were: Seniors, Miss Ruth
Mason; juniors, Miss Josephine Sut
ton, sophomores, Miss Louise Letts,
freshman. Miss Rosalie Tumalty, and
graduate Miss Eleanor Kleeman.
Those in the march wove in and out
among the arches and formed a semi
circle in front of the columns during
the crowning of the Queen.
Aftr the May Queen was crowned
the Maypole dancers gave a, woodland
dance around the pole which was on
the south part of the quadrangle. Fol
lowing this they wound the pole with
the streamers after which all march
ed from the field led by the Queen's
Music for the marches and dances
was furnished by the University Ca
det Band. The committee in charge
of the afternoon exercises consisted
of Miss Emma Bee Mundy, Miss Hor
tense McVey and Miss Louise Field.
Miss Margaret Austill and Miss Re
becca Condaw, instructors in ath
letics, trained the dancers.
Last night the University girls pre
sented "Blue Bird" on the campus.
IT'S MOUNTED POLICE NOW
Beasley Chases Offender in Laundry
Wagon and on Horseback.
Columbia has now mounted police
force but Assistant Chief Beasley
knows the use of horses. Yesterday
afternoon Willard Miller, a farmer
living west of town became too noisy
on Broadway. Beasley started after
him but as Miller was on his horse
Beasley did not gain much. So the
assistant chief, unknown to Miller,
climbed into a passing laundry wa
gon and overtook him. But when he
got out and told Miller to stop the
horseman galloped off.
Then It was that Beasley became a
"mounted policeman." He borrowed
another farmer's "nag" and chased
Miller out into Westwood. Then
Miller gave himself up and was
brought back to Jail.
SIGMA XI MEMBERS DINE
Talks Made by Faculty Men at Fri
day Night Banquet.
The members of the honorary fra
ternity. Sigma Xi, held their annual
banquet Friday at Lathrop Hall.
About sixty were present. The din
ing room was decorated with locust
blossoms and vines. Prof. C. H.
Eckles of the College of Agriculture
was toastmaster. Those who spoke
were: Prof. O. D. Kellogg. Prof. O.
M. Stewart. Dean F. B. Mumford,
Dr. W. C. Curtis, Dr. J. W. Conno
way and Dr. C. W. Greene.