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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1912.
FOR DRY COLUMBIA
College Heads, 4 of 5 News
papers, and 18 of 21 Doc
tors Against Saloons
GKOCERS STAND 25 TO 5
Only one Bank . President
Wet and But 5 of 20
The drys have made a canvass to
find how tlit Columbia business and
professional men stand on the local
option question. The presidents of
the I'niversity. Stephens College,
Christian College and the University
Military Academy are dry. The prin
cipal of the high school, the super
intendent of schools and all the
teachers in the Columbia schools also
Eighteen of the twenty-one doc
tors here stand on the dry side. Fif
teen of the twenty lawyers are dry.
Fifteen real estate men are dry and
one is wet. Five bank presidents are
dry and one wet. The cashiers stand
in the same proportion. Twenty-five
of the thirty grocers are dry and
both of the wholesale grocers are
dry. Four out of five newspapers are
against the saloons.
The Methodists made plans at
their rally last night to see that ev
ery ineinbp- of the Methodist Church
votes for the dry side. Dr. J. B.
Cole. I). T. Mitchell and Orville Coan
will haw charge of this campaign.
The pastor is also a member of the
The speakers at the rally last night
were Dean F. B. Miimford, J. W.
Sell wa be. Manual Drumm and Sena
tor C. J. Walker. The third annual
protracted tent meeting, which will
begin at the end of North Eght street
tomorrow nigh,, was also discussed.
Dr. K. F. Jones of St. Louis, who is
here working against the saloons,
will speak to the negroes at the M.
E. Church at Fifth and Walnut
streets at 8 o'clock tonight.
The women have held six or seven
meetings the last week at their
homes. Two were held yesterday and
they plan to hold two every day
from now until the election June 4.
Mrs. Bingham Johnson has been
conducting children's meetings at the
Christian Church this week. Meet
ings were held Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday afternoons. Another
meeting probably will be held Friday
afternoon. The children are taught
VAKSITY TO PLAY FKKSHMKX
Keccipts From Game Tomorrow to
Buy Numeral Jerseys.
A benefit game between the Varsi
ty and the freshmen will be played
on Rollins Field at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon. An admission of 15 cents
will be charged to buy numeral jer
seys for the freshman team which
won the class championship.
The Athletic Committee will meet
tonight to decide on the awarding of
letters to the Varsity team. The
men who receive Ms will then be no
tified and a luncheon will be given
for them at the Virginia Grill. The
captain of the 1913 team will be
chosen at this luncheon.
STORY OF JOURNALISM WEEK
American Press Association Furnish
ing Plates for Country Papers.
On page 3 of this issue of the Mis
sourian, will be found a story on
Journalism Week at the University
which is being sent to the country
newspapers of the state by the Amer
ican Press Association. The story
Is shipped from the Kansas City of
fices of the association in plate form,
ready for use in the papers.
BOOK DEALS WITH SOUTHWEST
Xen Edition of Press Reference Li
brary Is Received Here.
The Southwest Edition of the
Press Reference Library has been re
ceived at the University Library. The
title of the book is "Who They Are"
It was written by Otherman Stevens
and contains the portraits and biog
raphies of progressive men of the
Southwest who have helped in his
tory making in this country.
S..M. Jordan to Arrive Tonight.
S. M. Jordan, manager of the Pet
tis County Bureau of Agriculture,
U1 arrive tonight- from Joplin,
'here he has been to' deliver an ad
dress before the State Bankers' Association.
IT WAS 01 THIS AFTERNOON
Hottest Temperature of the Year for
At 1 o'clock this afternoon the
temperature reached the highest
point so far this year. At that time
it was 91 degrees. The same temper
ature was also registered at 2
The United States Weather Bu
reau's forecast until 7 o'clock tomor
row night is:
For Columbia: Generally fair to
night and Friday; slightly cooler.
For Missouri: Generally fair to
night and Friday; cooler.
.72 11 a. m 86
.74 12 noon 90
.78 1 p. m 91
.84 2 p. m 91
H. H. Kinyon Has Appendicitis.
Henry H. Kinyon of Clinton, Mo.,
a, senior in the University, has been
ill with appendicitis in Parker Me
morial Hospital since Tuesday nighi.
He will be operated on at 7 o'clock
Dr. Cole Says One May be
Established for East
An automobile car line will be es
tablished for the east side of Colum
bia if Williams street or Couzins
street is paved, according to Dr. J.
B. Cole. Doctor Cole said at the
Commercial Club luncheon today
that F. W. Niedermeyer will buy a
motor car and operate a line like the
one to Westmount if this paying is
Doctor Cole suggested that the
club arrange to have local option for
Columbia discussed by representa
tives of both sides at one of the meet
ings. D. A. Robnett said that he
would like to have the question dis
cussed from a business standpoint at
a. meeting of the club. He said that
he thought local option In the town
had a decided influence upon busi
ness and was of great interest to the
During the four years tha't Colum-
bia has been dry, he said, he has giv
en credit to persons who could not
get credit when there were saloons in
town, yet bills have been paid
more promptly than ever.
F. W. Niedermeyer, C. J. Walker
and Robert Conley spoke of the value
of the weekly meetings of the club
and suggested that arrangements be
made for them to be continued dur
ing the summer.
S. F. Conley presided at the
luncheon. N. T. Gentry, president of
the club, is at Roanoke, Mo., to at
tend the funeral of Alexander Den
ney, his father-in-law. Odon Guitar
of St. Louis was the out of town
guest at the luncheon today.
SAYS THKY DISTURBED HIM
Dudley Morris Complains Against
An information was filed today by
Dudley Morris in the circuit clerk's
office against Charles and Alfred
Baldwin, charging them with dis
turbing the peace. Morris was tried
in the January term of the Boone
County Circuit Court on the charge
of assault with intent to kill on
Charles Baldwin, but he was acquit
ted. The information charged that
the Baldwins have been unnecessar
ily disturbing Morris.
L. R. FORD WIXS FELLOWSHIP
Graduate Student Here to Go to Har
vard Xe.xt Year.
Lester R. Ford of Rich Hill, Mo.,
has just been awarded a Townsend
Fellowship in the Graduate School of
Arts and Science at Harvard Univer
sity for the year 1912-1913. Mr.
Ford was graduated from the College
of Arts and Science here last year,
and is talcing work in the Graduate
School this year for a master's de
gree. Hit Sweetheart With a Broomstick.
Jim Johnson, a negro about twen
ty years old, was fined $13.25 this
morning on charge of disturbing the
peace in Judge Stockton's court. Le
na Jackson, his sweetheart, with
whom he had an argument yesterday
afternoon, charged that he hit her
over the head with a broomstick.
Johnson could not pay his fine.
Jefferson Club Wins Two Games.
The Jefferson Club fcaseball team
defeated the Phi Gamma Delta team
by a score of 8 to 7 yesterday and the
Delta Tau Delta team by a score of
7 to 6 Tuesday. The batteries for the
Jefferson Club are Prather and Lake
Are Held in Auditorium of
DR. D. D. MUNRO SPEAKS
Kansas City Man Tells Grad
uates of Their Duty to
Twenty-eight young women re-
ceived degrees at the annual com
mencement of Stephens College in
the college auditorium last night.
The opening prayer was by the Rev.
W. Jasper Howell, pastor of the Bap
tist Church. The seniors sang
"Laudamus Te." The commence
ment speaker, Dr. D. D. Munro, pas
tor of the Calvary Baptist Church of
Kansas City, was introduced by the
Rev. G. W. Hatcher, acting president
of the college.
Doctor Munro spoke on "The De
velopment of the American People."
He outlined the earliest religious
movements in the Old World and
traced the growth of religious liber
ty until it was implanted in America.
The period of Queen Elizabeth, he
said, was probably the most bril
liant in history and great impetus to
the newer thought was given during
"But in America we find a ming
ling of the peoples of the world,"
said Doctor Munro. "Here we are
able to trace the development of a
type the American type. Here you
will find the most highly developed
civilization, the most virile people,
the world has ever known.
"To you and to me," he said, ad
dressing the young women, "has
been left the greatest heritage that
ever came to the descendants of a
"But on you young women, as you
leave this college, will devolve the
duty of carrying on the standards of
this cause. To you will fall the duty
of helping in the development of
one of the greatest civilizations. And
you can do this. The women of this
country help as much in making this
nation today as they do in making
"And then there is left to us the
religious duty of carrying on the ad
vancement of Christianity, which is
one of the greatest forces working in
this country today."
DINNER TO "PENCIL PUSHERS"
Dr. W. P. Cutler to Entertain New
A C o'clock dinner will be given by
Dr. W. P. Cutler, state food and
dairy commissioner, at his home on
Greenwood avenue in Westwood to
morrow evening for the members of
a newly-created order which Doctor
Cutler calls the "Pencil Pushers."
This order is made up of students in
the School of Journalism who have
been sent out on the special dairy
trains this year. Members of the fac
ulty and Doctor Cutler are honorary
Chickens from the poultry experi
ment station at Mountain Grove, Mo.,
and fresh eggs from the Yesterlaid
Farm at Pacific, Mo., have been ob
tained for the dinner. Those who
will attend are:
Dean Walter Williams, Professors
Frank L. Martin and C. G. Ross, B.
O. Brown, Charles Harvey, Ward A.
Neff, Ralph Pruyn, Henry Kinyon,
Siegel Mayer, Fred Harrison, E. R.
A. Felgate, Ernest Todd and Walter
HOG SERUM BEING USED XOW
Orders for the Vaccine Are Increas
ing at Veterinary Department.
The hog cholera serum that was
produced this spring when there was
little demand for vaccine is now be
ing used. The orders for serum at
the veterinary department are in
creasing each day. Several men are
now doing the vaccinating for farm
ers in different parts of the state.
Date of Military Exam Changed.
The date of the military examina
tion has been changed from Satur
day of examination week to Friday
before examination week. This will
allow many of the students to get
home several days earlier.
Mrs. W. W. Charters to Y. W. C. A.
The Y. W. C. A. will hold a meet
ing at 4:30 o'clock tomorrow after-
noon in room 27, Academic Hall.
Mrs. W. W. Charters will be the
speaker. Her subject is "What
'Most Worth While."
PUT SPARKLE INTO
Dean Sharpe Talks on Effi
ciency at Bible College
J. H. STIDHAM, GRADUATE
"Pastor Should not He-Dress
Speech' Co-operate With
People, He Says.
Jacob II. Stidham, the only gradu
ate of the Missouri Bible College was
presented with his diploma and or
dained by the faculty of the college
at the Christian Church last night.
Prof. Kelley L. Alexander of Christ
ian College sang a solo.
The members of the board of trus
tees were unable to attend the com
mencement exercises. The business
session of the board was not called
until -late yesterday afternoon, be
cause the president. R. A. Long of
Kansas City, was late in getting to
"Efficiency is the master word of
our time," said Dean Charles M.
Sharpe in his address on "The Effi
Work for Efficient Men.
"Evolution," he said, "is a back
number. Evolution has so changed
our world that an efficient man is
needed to right it again. The kinks
are to be taken out, and the efficient
man is to do the work. The King
dom oi uou must grow by its own
works. Its own methods must be
used.' We need, therefore, ministers
who are efficient."
Dean Sharpe said that a minister's
iwrsonality was one of his best
treasurer. He pointed out, however,
how hard it Is to preserve the right
proportion. The efficient minister
must be intellectual, but he must not
forget that many of the hearers on
Sunday are not so well educated as
he is; he must be spiritual, but he
must, not forget to have time to visit
his congregation and to meet them in
everyday life; he must have bodily
efficiency, for his work is long and
"Make Your Sermons Sparkle."
A minister, according to Dean
Sharpe, can do without many things
that other people think are necessa
ry. His way is hard, for he is at the
service of people in every walk of
life. He must work hard on his ser
mons and try to put a sparkle in
them. He warned all ministers not
to re-dress an old sermon and try
to give it to the people.
"The sermon must sparkle for you
or it won't sparkle for your hearers,"
"Your field is a great laboratory.
Don't follow a single thread, but get
out and associate with the people.
Find out what they are doing; co-op
erate with them; and be earnest.
loyal, thoughtful, considerate, fair
and generous to them."
ILLINOIS A GOOD TRACK TEAM
Missouri Lost to the Champion of the
Big Eight Schools.
Missouri certainly picked the
strongest team of the Big Eight
when Illinois was chosen for a dual
meet this spring. Illinois, after win
ning from the Tigers 77 to 49, has
won from the other schools in the
Western Conference by still larger
margins. Wisconsin was defeated
80 to 45, Purdue 99 to 18. and last
Siturday the University of Chicago
team was beaten 93 to 33.
Illinois has not been beaten in a
dual meet for three years, and Is
considered now as the strongest con
testant for the Western champion
ship, which is now held by Missouri.
The Illinois also hold the indoor
championship, having done nearly as
well last winter as this spring. They
defeated Chicago 52 1-2 to 32 1-2,
and Purdue 62 to 23.
STUDENTS WILL DIG DITCHES
Class in Farm Engineering to Oct
Some Practical Experience.
The students in farm engineering
are to do some practical work in the
next two laboratory periods. They
will lay out tile drains for a field
on the college farm.
About half the class will make the
calculations as to grade and depth,
while the rest will dig the ditches
and lay the tile.
Thatcher Moseley Operated On.
Thatcher Moseley of Bloomfleld,
Mo., a freshman in the University,
was operated on for appendicitis this
afternoon at Parker Memorial Hos-j
jpital. He was taken ill last night.
TO INSPECT XORTHERX ROUTE
Curtis Hill and State Board to Tour
Curtis Hill, state highway engi
neer, started on a tour of the North
Missouri Cross-State Highway last
night. He expects to spend his time
until the first of June inspecting the
toad between Kansas City and St.
Louis. Governor Hadley also will in
spect part of the route and will speak
at a road demonstration in Moberly,
Mr. Hill expects to cover 650 miles
in liis trip. After the cross-state tour
lie will go to Hannibal, where he will
inspect and help boost the St. Jo
seph and Hannibal road. Then he
will go over the route of the St.
Joseph and Kansas City road and
then over a part of the St. Joseph
and Des Moines. la., road which is
Beginning May 25 he and D. Ward
King will lecture on roads, road
drags and road culverts at the fol
lowing stations on the northern
route: Liberty, Excelsior Springs,
Richmond. Carrollton, Brunswick,
Salisbury. Sturgeon, Mexico, Mont
gomery City and Moberly.
An inspection tour will ba made
May 31 of the northern cross-state
route by Governor Hadley and the
State Board of Agriculture similar to
the one made of the official middle
route. Part of the members will
start from the Midland Building in
Kansas City and the others from
New Florence, Mo., and meet at Mo
berly, as they did last fall In Colum
bia, where they will hold a general
good roads meeting and demonstra
tion for Randolph County the next
day. The towns besides the ones
named, where Mr. Hill and Mr. King
will speak, that are on the route are:
Hardin, Norborne, Keytesville,
Huntsville, Wellsville. Centralia and
Those members of the board who
will start from Kansas City are:
Governor Hadley; T. C. Wilson, sec
retary; Dean F. B. Mumford, H. C.
Duncan of Osborne, George H. Sly
of Rock Port, T. J. Hedrick of
Buckner, Fred T. Munson of Osceola,
N. H. Gentry of Sedalia, W. A. Dall
meyer, of Jefferson City and P. P.
Lewis of Crescent. Those who will
start at New Florence are: Curtis
Hill. William P. Evans or Jefferson
City. State superintendent of schools;
E. L. Newlon of Lewiston, John H.
Bratton of Paris, Charles Household
er of Thompson, Henry Steinmesch
of St. Louis. W. R. Wilkinson of St.
Louis, E. E. Swink of Farmington, C.
A. Barnes of Marston, S. McSmith of
Reeds and A. T. Nelson of Lebanon.
The state board will have also a
meeting in Moberly on June 1 re
garding Texas fever quarantine.
ACTING DEAN CHOSEN
G. D. Edwards to Take C.
M. Sharpe's Place in Mis
souri Bible College.
Prof. G. D. Edwards was appointed
acting dean of the Missouri Bible
College at the meeting of the board
of trustees last night. The vacancy
was caused by the resignation of
Dean C. M. Sharp, who will leave
June 1 to take his place as acting
dean of the Disciples' Divinity House
at Chicago University.
The annual meeting of the board
was to have begun at 4:15 o'clock
yesterday afternoon but R. A. Long,
president of the board, was delayed
two hours by the burning of the
Switzler bridge on the Wabash rail
road. He got in about 6 o'clock and
most of the annual business had to
be turned over to the executive com
mittee, as he had to leave at 9
ALPHA PHI SIGMA INITIATES 01
Miss Emilia Bee Mundy Elected Pres
ident. Miss Breed Sneaks.'
Sixty-one juniors were initiated
into Alpha Phi Sigma, the senior so
rority, Tuesday night. Miss Mary B.
Breed talked to the new members af
ter the initiation, which was held in
the women's parlors. Strawberries,
icecream and cake were served. The
officers for next year were elected.
Miss Emma Bee Mundy is president;
Miss Fern Rusk, vice president; Miss
Dean Dulaney, secretary; Miss Rosa
lie Dulaney, treasurer.
The senior women decided to wear
their caps and gowns to Assembly a
week from Thursday.
To Start on New Chemistry Building.
Work on the new Agricultural
Chemistry Building will soon be un
der way. The ground was staked off
yesterday and the grading will be
Three Times While Bridge
Burned the Passenger
R. A. LONG ON THE TRAIN
One Farmer Rode to Switzler
Other Two Stopped It
The Wabash passenger train whicr.
arrives in Columbia at 3:45 o'clock
in the afternoon had no chance yes
terday of running into the wreckage
of the burning bridge a hundred
yards east of Persinger. It was flag
ged three times once at Switzler,
again half way between Switzler and
the bridge, and the third time just
before it reached the fire.
Shortly before the train was due
at Persinger, Mrs. J. C. Withers, who
lives about a quarter of a mile from
the railroad, saw the bridge burning
and called to Mr. Withers. He imme
diately rode to Switzler and flagged
When the train had gone about
half a mile out of Switzler, it was
again flagged by a farm hand who
was plowing in a field near by. The
third time it was flagged was about
a hundred feet from the bridge by
another farm hand.
The fire was extinguished by the
train crew with buckets of water. L.
E. Hill, the conductor, said they
would have been able to pass over
the bridge but for the warped rails,
caused by the Intense heat.
After Mrs. Withers had informed
iter husband of the fire, she tele
phoned to the agent at Columbia.
The bridge gang and a section gang
were at work here and went at once
to the bridge. They, with the aid
of a section gang from Hallsville,
which had been notified by the train
crew, began at once to rebuild the
Mr. Hill telephoned to the con
ductor of a, freight train just ready
to leave .Columbia and instructed
him to bring the passengers intend
ing to leave on the 4:30 train. The
passengers were transferred from
both trains and little time was lost
on account of the fire. By the time
that the train, which arrives in Co
lumbia at 7:10 o'clock, reached the
bridge, it was repaired and safe.
It is not known just what caused
the fire, but it Is supposed that a
spark from an engine started the
Among the passengers on the 3:45
train was R. A. Long of Kansas City.
LISTING THE STUDENT VOTERS
Those Eligible Will Be Allowed
Vote in Local Option Election.
A list of the students who are eli
gible to vote at the local option elec
tion, June 4, is being compiled ' by
Professor L. M. Defoe. The plan fol
lowed is to find the number of stu
dents who are registered from Boone
County and from this list eliminate
all who are not within the corpora
te limits of Columbia. And then
eliminate those who live within
the limits who are minors. At pres
ent only students who are registered
from Boone County have been ascer
tained and Professor DeFoe has
found the number to be about 180.
Th rest of the work in determining
what students are eligible to vote
will be completed in a few days.
SALOONS HURT THE UNIVERSITY
Drys Say Legislature Will Be Un
friendly ir City Goes Wet.
The drys are emphasizing the fact
in their campaign here that Colum
bia may make the legislature and
state officials unfriendly to the Uni
versity by voting to permit saloons
here. They cite the fact that 85 of
the 143 representatives in the legis
lature are dry. Harm will be done
to the University by making these
men antagonistic to the town, they
DEAX CHARTERS A REGENT
Governor Appoints Him on Board of
Dr. W. W. Charters, dean of the
School of Education of the Univer
sity, was appointed regent of the Lin
coln Institute yesterday. Governor
Hadley appointed two other mem
bers They are A. A. Speer of Cha
moise and Professor Martin of St.
Louis, whose terms had expired.
Dean Charters fills the place of Dr.
A. Ross Hill.