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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1012.
An Erenlnff Dally brtha Students in ts Scbaol
of Jouraallam at the Unirerity of Minouri.
Bupokd O. Bkown
Habbt D. Guy
. Huuhv Editor.
tnuvaaam aosaouuAM association,
James G. If at. President.
Hehky H. Kinton. Secretary.
Haut D. Gut Habeison Bbown
Wabd A. Neff Paul J. Thompson
Rax B. Mages. B. O. Brown.
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A SURE SIGN.
A young aviator, battling for life
in midair, was force to alight at
Grant Park in Chicago. He was im
mediately arrested by a ,.ark police
man for landing on park property
without a permit.
Perhaps he also lan!e1 on a ;ateh
of grass bearing the "Kecr Off' le
gend. Anyway, when aviators be
come offenders it is a sure indication
that aviation is progressing. As the
next step in aerial legislation, we
may expect laws clearly setting forth
the right of way for ar travel, rules
as to sounding the horns at crossings.
and statues on escaping steam.
for a post-office building in Colum
bia. The money, necessary for the
building was to be appropriated at
another session of Congress.
Robert W. Russell of -Cameron,
Mo., was elected track captain at the
University for the next year.
Twenty Years Ago.
The Missouri Supreme -Court de
cided that Columbia could own and
operate a municipal water and light
Thirty Years Aro.
Two prisoners broke out
Boone County jail.
Fifty Years Aro.
William Vaughn was appointed
postmaster at Hallsville.
Seventy Years Ago.
The summer session of the Univer
sity of Missouri began with a, small
FLY TIME AGAIN.
It is time to battle flic? agai- We
have long been fighting diseases, but
only in recent years have we under
taken to exterminate the agent that
carries the disease.
Organizations can do much to lur
ther the cause. The mayor of Wor
cester, Mass., is offering a bounty of
10 cents a hundred for flies. The
school children have been interested
and are now working under organ
With the increase of population
and more crowded living quarters we
must pay more attention to sanita
tion and disease. The fly is a dis
turbing factor. We must get rid of
The spelling bee has come and
gone, and someone has already won
the hundred dollars. But we cannot
leave it without at least a word of
laudation of the young man who so
nobly carried off the first honors
in this verbal inquisition.
Does the reader know what it
means to win in a state spelling bee?
Big dictionaries had to be explored
from cover to cover, to find words
hard enough to ask these youthful
contestants. They had gone beyond
any yellow-backed speller ever com
piled. The governor himself called
the words, and county school super
intendents were there as thick as
flies. All this is enough to scare
the spelling of primer words out of
any boy or girl. But the words
themselves! Syszygy, Umbrageous,
Daguerreotype and Cuirassier, and
others of a like color. We fear to
Speaking of the pronunciation of
these words, we cannot pass it with
out a word for the man who called
them. Governor Hadley did it for
a while. His, ability to do this be
speaks his high erudition, his ex
tensive literary acquaintance and
thorough familiarity with the Eng
lish vocabulary; attributes entirely
befitting the highest executive of this
But the spellers! We can foresee
for them a life of useful citizenship
with noble aspirations. Nothing but
success can await those who have
successfully mastered the intricate
differences between ie and ei, and s
and ss. Nothing hut ascendancy
can await those who are able to
catch the elusive letters in a letter
burdened word, and bellow it out to
the satisfaction of a collection of
Henrik Ibsen died, 1906.
?tM!t i Crro"': .i:iiiti. I mt 'he
Jame Bucl.ai i KiU, oi.i! ns:i
neer, builder o.' :.us U.i.is i iJi-o t
Si Louis and fit Mississippi je'.tirs.
Battle at Port Royal Va , ISG2.
Richard Grant White, author and
critic, born 1821.
Charles Bachtis Storrs, reformer
and educator, a president of tin
Western Reserve University, born
Henry M. Teller, statesman and
lawyer. Secretary of the Interior un
der President Arthur, born 1830.
The second Jamestown charter
Ambrose E. Burnside, one of the
commanders of the Union army in
the Civil War, governor of Rhode
Island and United States senator,
Battle at North Ann River, Va,,
Samuel W. King, governor of
Rhode Island, suppressed Dorr's re
bellion, born 1786.
The story of "Mona Lisa" has been der to
recalled to the minds of the art lov-, smile.
ers in Columbia by the purchasing'of
a wonderful reproduction ever
a wonderful reproduction by the Uni
versity of Missouri. "It is the finest
ever made," said Dr. John Pickard
when it was first shown. "If it could
be hung by the side of the original,
critics could scarcely tell which was
the original and which the reproduc
tion." The artist, Leonardo da Vinci, was
one of the greatest masters of the
High Renaissance and he was also
celebrated as sculptor, architect, en
gineer and scientist. He was born
at Vinci, a mountain town in France
in 1432, the illegitimate son of Ser
Piero da Vinci, a Florentine notary,
and Catanna, peasant woman. His
boyhood days were spent under the
care of his paternal grandparents at
Vinci. Afterwards, he lived in Flor
ence with his father and was treated
as a legitimate son on the same foot
ing with Ser Pier's younger children.
He received the best education Flor
ence could afford. Personally he was
singularly handsome and powerful
in physique, possessing both social
and intellectual charm.
Leonardo visited in Milan in 1482
and remained there until 1499
the service of Lodovico il Moro.
produce the "inscrutable
MORE FUNDS FOR SOIL SURVEY
From Other Colleges
Ten members of the Yale faculty
will go to Peru this summer to
search for ruins of the ancient Incas.
was here that he painted his master
piece, the "Last Supper," a wall dec
oration in the Monastery of Santa
Maria delle Grazie, Milan. Owing
The "Mona Lisa" which hung for
five years in the Sajon Carre of the
Louvre in Paris, had suffered from I
the hands of the restorer; the red
ness of the lips and face had disap
peared, although the subtle smile and
wonderful hands were almost un
The British Government once of
fered 5 million dollars for the paint
ing, but it was not to be purchased.
The stories about the subject of the
portrait and the unending discus
sions as to the character shown
by the face and the meaning of the
smile have, apart from the painting's
undoubted value as a work of art.
made it a subject of universal interest.
On August 21, 1911, the picture
was missed from its place in the
Louvre. The guard thought the offi
cial photographer had taken it to
his studio to copy it. as he often did.
It was not until late Tuesday even
ing that the guard announced the
picture had been stolen. After a
hasty search, the heavy frame was
found under a stairway leading to
one of the cloakrooms. A scaffold
against the facade of the Louvre,
in i placed there in connection with the
It installation of an elevator, made it
Passage of Agricultural Bill Means
Continuation of Work.
The agricultural bill which passed
the Senate last Thursday means that
the Experiment Station of the Col
lege of Agriculture will get the usual
sum of $15,000 from the Hatch fund
and $15,000 from the Adams fund.
The College of Agriculture will also
get more in an indirect way through
the appropriation for the work in
Four government men of the soil
survey department are working in
co-operation with four men of the
College of Agriculture here. The
passing of this bill means that this
work will be continued. Govern
ment men are also working in co-operation
with men of the College of
Agriculture in the dairy department.
This work will also be continued by
the passing of this bill.
The house committee reported un
animously in favor of the Lever ap
propriation bill. This bill provides
a great increase in the appropriation
for the colleges of agriculture of the
I TO IMPROVE CATTLE SHED
The University of Kansas has sent
out 2,500 "package libraries" on wo
man suffrage. These libraries con
sist of collections of articles clipped
from magazines and periodicals
which come to the University library.
The president of the junior class
at Wellesley was recently sent to a
celebration in a box by express. The
sophomores had planned to capture
her and prevent her attendence. The
box was labeled "Books Handle
ch'efly to his use of oil colors' di
rectly on the wall, to neglect and to
the vandalism of monks and soldiers,
only a ruin of the grand original re
mains. He painted other pictures
during his stay in Milan but most of
them have been lost.
It was several years later, after he
returned to Florence that he paint
ed the portrait of "Mona Lisa," per
haps the moft celebrated portrait in
the world. She was the third wife
of the Florentine, Francesco del
Giocondo, whence the name "La
loconde" by which the picture is
known in France. Rumors of
Leonardo's infatuation for this
beautiful woman have never been
verified but several other sketches
and another painting were found of
which she evidently was the model.
He spent intervals of four years
painting "Mona Lisa." The sittings
were short because he
only when Mono smiled. The artist
is said to have employed musicians
and jesters to perform nearby in or-
easy to enter or leave the building.
A person acquainted with the inter
ior and provided with keys to the
various rooms could easily reach the
Salon Carre where the picture hung.
Some say the portrait was stolen
as an object lesson, to show how
careless the keepers of the Louvre
were and how easily pictures could
be stolen. Others think perhaps an
artist has stolen it and will return a
reproduction and keep the original,
or that a big reward will be demand
ed and at its payment the picture will
be returned in an indirect way after
the excitement has died down.
More romantic than any of these
conjectures is that "Mona, Lisa" is
another Helen of Troy. Some one
has fallen in love with her and in
desperation carried her off to his se
cret altar where he can worship her
away from the stare of the crowds
and jealously guard her from the
eyes of other worshipers.
Wherever "Mona Lisa" is hidden,
she is carefully guarded, for no trace
could paint' s en rouna! and Paris, as well as
inousanus or signtseers who nave
gazed upon her beauty, are still
wondering and talking of her disap
pearance. S. L.
day they should be burned in one students study
great bonfire, symbolic of the pass-'estry at the
ing of their freshman year.
EIGHT TO LAKE GENEVA, WIS.
The cadet corps of the University
of Nebraska, consisting of two reg
iments and numbering 800 men,
spent last week in camp at Crete, fif
ty miles from Lincoln.
A woman student at Cornell Col
lege, Mount Vernon, Iowa, was
drowned last week while canoeing.
The University of Michigan has an
enrollment of 5,382. Every state in
the Union and twenty-seven foreign
countries are represented in the stu
dent body. The College of Arts and
Science has more than 2,300 and the
School of Law nearly 1,000 in attendance.
Echoes of Yesterday
Five Years Ago.
A walnut pulpit was presented to
the Calvary Episcopal Church of
Columbia by J. T. Fyfer in memory
of his wife.
Mrs. C. L. Torbitt, ten years prin
cipal of the Jefferson School of Co
Ten Years Ago.
An appropriation of $5,000 was
made by Congress to purchase a site
Three hundred juniors at Yale
stood bareheaded in a driving rain.
May 16. waiting to be "tapped" on
the head by three senior secret so
cieties. Forty-five received the
The University of Nebraska has
under construction three new build
ings, medicine, law and plant indus
try, at the cost of $2."i8.000.
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Four hundred and forty students,
representing 100 colleges, are en
rolled in the graduate school at Yale.
Harvard now has an endowment of
$25,000,000 and an income of $2,
r.00.000 annually. Nearly $18,000,
000 is in stocks and bonds and the
remainder in real estate.
Michigan leads in the number of
its alumni In congress twenty sev
en. Harvard is second with sixteen
and Yale and Virginia tie for third
There are forty Colleges in the
United States whose presidents are
The student council at Depauw
University decided that the freshmen
should wear their green caps on
Tuesday of this week and on Thurs-
the principles of for
University, but the
I practical application of those prin
Iciples is carried out in the woods.
,The forest is the laboratory of the
(Forestry students. Courses will be
Twenty Expected to Attend V. M. C. given in forest methods of surveying,
A. Conference From Here. j laying out of logging roads and
Eight University men have signi-. trails, estimating timber for cord-
fied their intention of attending the W00(1 and board feet, and in the care
Y. M. C. A. Student Conference at an(1 protection of forests from fire
Lake Geneva. Wis., June 14 to 23. (and disease.
They are: G. A. Goodson, O. F. Field,) Tnis summer course in forestry is
V. C. Follenius, A. J. Accola. E. M. also open to lumbermen and woods
Staude, E. P. Steele, C. B. Savage men who wisn to team the methods
and E. L. Overhelser. Twenty men!"sed b' foresters.
are expected to make the trip.
The Y. M. C. A. camp is on the
north shore of Lake Geneva. Back
of it on a level plateau, is the Yerkes
Observatory of the University of
Chicago, where the largest refracting
telescope in the world is located. To
the left of the camp lies the athlet
ic field with its bleachers, baseball
diamonds, running tracks and tennis
The daily program starts at 5:45
o'clock in the morning with a swim
:n the lake. After the dip and the
twenty-minute morning watch comes
the call of the breakfast bell, fol
lowed by Bible and mission studies
until 1 1 o'clock, when there is a
general meeting of all of the delegates.
Luncheon is next with all of the
delegates seated at the sajne table.
The afternoons are devoted to ath
letics and there are many interstate
contests in every sport. In these
Missouri will be represented by prob
ably 120 men.
Building on State Farm to Have New
The cattle shed on the College
Farm will soon be remodeled and re
arranged. The contract for laying
a concrete floor 298 feet long and 7
feet wide in the alleyway of this shed
was let yesterday to the Home Grani
toid Company of Columbia. This
work will be started Monday and
when finished new managers will be
put in and the lots will be made uni
form in size.
This shed is used mainly for ex
perimental purposes and is being re
modeled to make it better for this
Last winter it housed 136 ewes
which were on an experiment to de
termine the best ration for the win
ter months and twenty-four steers
to determine the relative value of
different nitrogenous concentrates
when fed with corn and clover hay
and corn and silage. It also furnished
winter quarters for the show herd of
the College of Agriculture and for
part of the herd of beef cattle.
Ever wonder how
some students always get
good grades? It is be
cause they are minute
bankers. That does not
mean that they are grinds.
No, they have as much
spare time as anyone.
But they save the work
The Co-op is one kind
of a minute bank. It
saves time for you. You
can get the things you
want to buy without
making a single extra step
by coming through the
store as you goto classes
or the library. The min
utes you save these next
two busy weeks are the
ones that will get your
grade. Bank your minutes.
at Yeur Door
A New Ad.
It's mighty difficult to
write a new advertisement
GRAMMAR SCHOOLS IN CONTEST
Seven Pupils Will Compete for De-'
The declamatory contest of the
grammar schools of Columbia will be
held tonight in the high school au
ditorium. Jefferson, Benton, Lee .and
Grant schools are entered. There are
two prices for girls and two for boys.
First prize $5 and second $2.50
The following are the contestants
and their subjects: Fren Petty,
"Billy Brad and the Big Lie"; Roy
Kistier, "The News Boy"; Roy Wel
don, "Where Ignorance is Bliss";
Boqua Vandlver, "As the Moon
Rose"; Anna Hill. "Has Mr. Simpson
Took Care of the Baby"; Mary C.
Hanna, "Aunt Galoria's Marriage
Certificate"; William Taylor "Tom
Sawyer's Love Affair."
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller, Miss
Meta Eitzen and N. T. Gentry are
the judges. The high school orches
tra will play.
High Patent Flour"
because we have only one
subject to harp on
Of course we always quote
reasonable prices and
prompt delivery', but quali
ty is first consideration.
MILLING & ELEVA
CLEVER STUDENTS WANTED
For open territory on a
nice line of Aluminum
, Lots rrfciil prices. lliih.it
adrerusini work. 78
students last summer av
erated $137 per month
Aluminum Products Co.. La Granite, lit.
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Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering
8 vols. Cyclopedia of Architecture and
Building, 10 vols. Am. Technical Soc
iety, cloth and leather, never opened.
Chemical Building St. Louis
University Missourian's Official Weather Report
THEV WILL COOK AND STUDY
Camp Life Plans for the Students in
Forestry This Summer.
The students of the forestry de
partment of the University of Mis
souri will make a study during the
summer months of the forest condi
tions in the pine forests of Shannon
County. A camp has been established
near Eminence on the Current River
on the holdings of the Missouri
Lumber and Mining Company of
which Captain J. D. White, president
of the National Conservation Com
mission, is the President and General
Manager. The students will live in
tents, cook their own meals and by
"living next to nature" will learn
to be "woods wise."
This "summer camp" is a regular!
part of the course in forestry. The'
$3w0r U. S. Department of Agriculture. Z I
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M.ohl J? , "?? , T IOXS:-Th,e ,0,W depre88ion that the middle west yesterday has moved to
Michigan and without giving any rain of consequence. Clear and warm weather continues in the lower
r, f eys. East and West Gulf states, and in Okla-homa. Kansas and Nebraska. In the
remainder of he country the weathe r Is unsettled with scattered showers. Freezing temperatures occurred
in parts of Wyoming. Colorado and Utah last night. 'feezing temperatures
In Columbia fair and slightly cooler weather will prevail .during the m-xt 30 hours.