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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1912
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ON OPENING DAY
Figures Point to Biggest
Year in History of the
AT NOON TODAY 475
Noticeable Feature is the In
creased Number of
Freshmen in Line.
From the results of the flrst morn
inir's enrollment it seems that the
records of previous years will be
broken this semester. Four hundred
and seventy-live students enrolled be
fore the noon closing hour today..
That is only 100 less than were en
rolled during the whole of the first i
i !,. iiiri. mid with ttio nilmhart
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who registered this afternoon will far
surpass last year's record.
While the lines to the different
desks do not seem much longer, the
clerks arc handling the work faster
on account of a more perfect system.
However, no radical changes have
been made in the system adopted in
A noticeable feature about the in
coming students this year is that so
many of them are freshmen. Dean
IsUor Loeb said today that there was
practically an increase of2." per cent
in the number of approved high
school credentials this year.
This docs not mean that the en
rollment will be increased 2.". percent
but it is safe to say that there will
'be almost that increase in first year
students. And it will probably make
a pood increase in the total enroll
ment, as a goodly number of the old'
students are back.
Tomorrow will be a bigger day at
the enrollment desks if this year's
figures follow those of last year. The
first day last year r73 enrolled. Tft'A
the second day, 418 the third day. 182
the fourth day, i.",i the fifth day and
11. "i the sixth day. The total for the
semester was 2126.
TELLS OF CHOSS-STATE ROAD
Old TraiN Road Association to Issne
a Book Soon.
A road book giving detailed infor
mation about the Missouri Cross
State Highway will be issued by the
.Missouri Old Trails Road Association
this month. The book will be out be
fore the first annual meeting of the
association to be held -at Fulton, Sep
Whether to turn right or Left at
everv corner and cross roads between
St Louis and Kansas City, where to
find the best hotels and garages, are
some of the information the ".Mis
souri Old Trails Road Book" will con
tain. There will be lists of banks and
business houses in towns along the
route and also of all the historic
The book will contain maps of each
of the eleven counties in Missouri
through which the Old Trails Road
runs, a map of the entire route across
the State and a map of the Ocean-to-Ocean
Another interesting feature of the
hook is the series of county histories
written by some road enthusiast in
the counties across the State on
the mute of the highway. The book
will contain sixty pages and about
5.000 conies will be issued. J. B.
Powell, instructor in advertising in
the School of Journalism, has charge
of the publication of the book.
IIA7.IM; RESULTS IX DEATH
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Unhersitv of North Carolina.
The first hazing ictim of the sea
son is reported from the University
of North Carolina.
Isaac William Rand of Smithfield.
X. C.. a freshman, was killed while
being put through a hazing prank.
Kour sophomore students w-ere held by
the coroner on $.",000 bail each for
causing his death. Governor Kitchin
has called ution President Francis P.
Venable of the university to make a
complete in "stipation of the affair
and report to him.
At the roroner's inquest the evi
dence showed that Rand had been
taken out by the second year class
men and forced to mount a barrel.
He wa ordered bv them to sing and A joint debate on the proposeu s.n-,
'ance. and while earning out the or- gle tax amendment will be held In the
d-r the i.arrel either was kicked from. Boone County court house. September
under h,m or he fell. When he 23. Senator C. F. Krone of St. Louis ;
dropped to the ground he struck some will take the atfismative and I. S.
broken gla-s. which pierced his neck. Hall of Glasgow the negatue.
STUDENTS' FRIEND IS DEAD
Funeral of Paul B. Tenable Held Here
The funeral services of Paul B.
Venable, who died Friday at the Jew
ish Hospital in St. Louis, were held
at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon
at his home, 1115 Paris Road. Mr.
Venable had undergone an operation
the first part of the week. and was
reported to be improving rapidly un
til Friday, when a telegram was re
ceived announcing his death.
"Booch," as he was known to his
friends had lived in Columbia all his
life. He moved here with his parents
when a baby. Since 1884 he had
owned and conducted1 a billiard hall. I
Two years previous to this time, 1881 J
and 1882. he attended the University I
of Missouri and was enrolled in the
College of Arts and Science. He Is (
best known to the students and the
Alumni of the University. It is said
that on one occasion during a Mjs-souri-Kansas
football game in Kansas
City, "Booch" left Columbia to attend!
the game with $.".00 and came back'
without a cent. He had lent all his.
moner to the Missouri students who'
'had spent all thev had. Again it is
said that many times he has helped)
financially students whom he did not
know personally. He was always
ready to help anyone in trouble and'
was a liberal contributor to all Uni-i
During the time "Booch" had been
in business, he had been located in
four buildings. In 1884 he and his
Tnther started a pool and billiard hall
where Hetzler Brothers' meat market
N now located. In 1887 he moved to
where Wheeler now has his jewelry
store, JUS Broadway. He ran his hall
here eieht years and then moved to
the building now known as William's
Barber Shop. This building burned
atfer Mr. Venable had been In it a
i year. From there, he moved to the
building on the corner of Tenth and
Broadway, where the American Ex-
press Company is located. He vvas in
business at this place eight years and
a year ago he moved to the Virginia
building where the hall now is.
"Booch" had always conducted his
hall J n a . manner . above, reproach,
many times advising students to spend
less money and time with him and,
to give more of their time to their
school work. He allowed no gam
bling of any kind.
"Booch" was nicknamed by the
father or A. G. and C. C. Newman.
When his father. B. F. Venable. came
to Columbia, he boarded at Mr. New
mans' home and Mr. Newman called
him "Boocher" after one of Napo
He was born In Kansas City Janu
ary 28. 1867. and was 4fi years old.
He is survived by a widow and three
children, two brothers. George and
Kennett. a sister. Mrs. R. B. Gordon,
of St. Louis, and his father.
KILLED flY T
Unknown Man Met Death
on Wabash NearHallsville.
Because he failed to get off the
track In time, an unidentified man
was killed jesterdav afternoon be
tween Thompson and Centralia by a
westbound Wabash train. The man
was slnau WOre good clothing. He
had black, curly hair.
An injury on the back or his bead
is the only one he received. In his
pocket was a slip of paper with the
words "Hallsville" and "Thompson"
on it, and a telegram, reading "Meet
Hewey at Planters' Hotel, Mexico."
It is not known whether the dead
man is the sender or the telegram,,
the person to .whom it vvas sent or.
another person. Attempts are being
made today to identify the man.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENS
New Home on the Campus
Tho inipntary school opened thi-
morninR in its new home on the" cam
pus. This new building, a tvvo-storj
Irame structure completed this sum
mer, is far different from the ordin
ary school building. It is designed
especially to emphasize the home en
vironment. The building was form
ally opened last week.
A Debate on the Single Tax.
HADLEY AMONG ROAD
SPEAKERS AT FOLTON
Program Ready for the Old
ADDRESS BY DR. HILL
Joseph W. Folk, Representa
tive Borland, Dean Mum
ford Also on Program.
The Missouri Old Trails Road Asso
ciation, organize J to promote the
making, marking and maintaining of the oldest in the United States, has
a highway across Missouri on the line been presented to the School of Jour
of the Old Trails Road as designated nalism of the University of Missouri
by the state board of agriculture,
holds its first annual meeting at Ful
ton, Callaway county, Thursday, Sep
tember 26, and at
27. At Mineola
Springs a picnic dinner will be served man. who came to the United States
to the visitors in the historic Van in 1787, is the inventor. Notwith
Bibber Tavern. AH persons inter- standing its age it is still in good
ested in better roads for Missouri are working condition. Up to the time
invited to attend the meetings,; it was given to the School of Jour
whether members of the Association nalism it was In use in a Kansas City
or not. I printing plant as a proof press.
The program includes, among other, In a letter to Dean Walter Williams
addresses, the following: jof the School of Journalism. Mr. Ev-
"Missouri's First Cross State High- erett says the press was used in
way," Governor H. S. Hadley.
"The Economic Value of Good
Roads," Former Governor Joseph W.
"The National Old Trails Road."!
congressman w. P. Borland.
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"The Road jind the School," Dr. A.
Ross Hill, president or the University
"The Value of Good Roads to the
State," Paul P. Prosser. Fayette.
"The Progress in Road Construe-;
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tion." Curtis Hill, State Highway En-
"Woman's Interest in Good Roads,"
Mrs. George B. Macfarlane. State Re -
gent of the D. A. R.
me noau aim uie ranii, r. u.iKei uiai n u uot-u mi nu.. .....
Mumrord,.dean of the College of Ag -
ricultnre of the University of Mis-
"National Road Legislation." Judge
.1. M. Lowe, president or the National
Old Trails Road Association.
"The Farmer's Interest in Good
Roads." Judge John R. Hairston, Fay-
Report of Committee on Pennant.'
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Report of Committee on Copyright,
U. S. Hall. Glasgow, chairman.
The business session of the Asso
ciation will begin at 9 o'clock Thurs -
day morning, September 26. Reports)
will be heard from the connties as to
the work done during the year since
the Old Trails Road was selected as
Missouri's first cross-state highway
and from the various committees on
constitntion. copyright, and pennant actual cost of service and food from velop into regulars. Among them are urday. He made the 120 yards in
Officers will be selected for the en- 7 to 8:H0 o'clock in the morning, i.ake and Wray, quarter backs; Pan- 15 2-5 seconds. Nicholson also cap
oning year. The present officers are: from 12 to 1:30 o'clock and from 5:30 fceyt a lineman, and Deermount. Seev- tured second honors in the individual
Walter Williams, dean or the School to 7 o'clock. Many or the students be- ers Goodson and Spurgeon, half-, point scoring. He made a total of
of Journalism of the University ofilieved that the cafeteria would open backs ' fourteen ""points. The Tiger captain
Missouri, president;: E. N. Hopkins.! this morning and at the breakfast Shepherd, the Kansas City boy. who lacked one-inch or equaling the high
Lexington, vice-president: Howard
Ellis. New Florence. secretary; be served. No breakfast was senea,
Charles A. Sombart, Boonville. treas- however, and the crowd was disap-
urer; executive committeemen: J. A. pointed.
Hudson, Columbia: W. F. Johnson,
Boonville; David H. Harris. Fulton;, Judge Wallace to Speak Here.
U. S. Hall. Glasgow; J. M. Lowe, Kan- Judge William H. Wallace of Kan
sas City: W. B. Waddell. Lexington: sas City, will speak next Thursday
Jolin U. Knox. New Florence: G. A. afternoon on the proposed single tax
Radford, Marshall: Arthur McCluer,
O Fallon: Lon V. Stephens, St. Iouis;
T. W. Hukriede. Warrenton.
j- the reason a new student is called a fresh
ma i is because he is unfamiliar with the ciisto ns
and habits of University life.
the quicker a new student becomes famil
iar with things around the University aud Co
lumbia, the sooner he ceases to be a freshman.
the easiest way f learn the difference be
tween the Campus ami the State Farm to find
out that books and student supplies are not sold
at the Registrar's office is to read
THE UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN
Only $2.00 for the whole school year. Subscrib
in lower corridor, Academic Hall, or Phone 55.
School of Journalism Gets
t Early Model Used by
'IN USE FOR 117 YEARS
Ramage Was Third Type of!
Printing Press Invented
From Kansas City.
The oldest printing press in the
Mississippi Valley, probably one of
by A. H. Everett or Kansas uity.
This press is built of wood and iron.
It is about three feet high, four feet
long and two feet wide. It is 117
years old. Adam Ramage, a Scotch-
printing the Leesburg. Va.. Washing-
Ionian, the oldest Virginia newspaper
to be continuously printed. It was
first used in printing this paper in
1808. Before that time it was used
for job printing ana me printing oi ,....,,.,. ,.... .iMl Ml The new instructors are J. B.
' .. j . .. i-:. :..i i .! iversitv of Missouri is on With the.
notices Issued by the lrginla Legis- i p0WelI, instructor in advertising; H.
lature. Like the others before it, opening of the University today there , G Brown i.ewellyn M. Buell and
j however, this little press gave way 'began the first practice. Captain Le-1 nobert M. Dewey, instructors in Eng-
'to a more modern press. When the mjre and a rew of tne candidates had,lish; Frederic C. Church, instructor
paper changed hands some years agoarrhe(J thjs mornjng Many others 'n history; Addison R. Gulick, in-
the new owner gave the press to Mr. ,,. tM " nj istractor in physiology; H. M. Hays.
i .. .are expected this afternoon and to- '
Everett. instructor in Greek and Latin; Claude
j The Ramage press was the third . morrow. Sixty letters, sent out by w HeapSf im,tructor in pny80iogv:
'type of press invented. So great an' Prof. C. I Brewer to available men(E. c. Pegg. instructor in forestry;
' improvement was it over those in ex-jdurjng tne vacation, promise to bring Walter W. Stewart Instructor in eco-
istence, when it was put on the m.ar-'tnem nere ready for work at. the ear-'nom,cs: George A. Underwood. In-
'of a century in practically every
printing office in the United States.
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;The press generally used before tne
invention of Ramage was the Bleaw
press Invented by W. J. Bleaw, a Hoi-
lander. The bed and platen of this
press were made or either wood or
marble while in Ramage's they were
Inr iron. Bleaw's nress had superced-
ed that invented by John Gutenberg,
t .- t,n wwIiTk first nress
and of movable types.
TAFATERIA OX THE CAMITS
Will Be Serred at Cot In
University Dining Club
opened a lunch room in the basement
or lathrop Hall. All members of the
' University community may use the
room. Meals Will be served at the
hour more than fifty were waning xo
amendment, in the Boone counu conn
Judge Wallace is opposed to
A SUIT FOR FIFTY-FIVE CENTS
SeTentr-fiTe Back Tax Bills Takea
A suit for 55 cents is one of the
seventy-five tax suits filed Saturday
and today by R. J. Bouchelle, city col
lector. The-other suits included one
of $95 and several others almost as
large, but about a dozen v. ere for
amounts of less than one dollar.
Guy Kirksey, assistant to the city
collector, is now making out tax bills
for 1911 and notices will be sent out
soon to the delinquent tax-payers for
Most of the back taxes for previous
years has been collected, according to
Mr. Kirksey. "We have sent out bills
for $9,000 in back taxeV he said this
afternoon, "and all but about $3,000
of this has been paid."
Weds Miss Geraldine Livingston.
Miss Geraldine Livingston, of 1104
Paquin, and Austin Lewis, or .Mexico,
Mo., were married Saturday night by
the Rev. Madison A. Hart. Miss Liv
ingston formerly lived in Mexico but
two weeks ago moved to Columbia to
attend the University. Mr. Lewis i
a former student of The College of
Agriculture and is a member of the
Sigma Nu fraternity. Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis will live on a farm near Mex
ico. IT'S FOOTBALL!
Season of 1912 Began With
First Practice Todav.
Another football season at the Uni -
licst possible moment.
Out of the entire list of promising
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and Varsity men there is not a case
of ineligibility, it is said.
The "M" players who will be back
for the team this rail are LeMire,,
halfback: Wilson, center: Hastings.
lacKie; uanon. guaru; ivnooe.. nan-
back, and Blees, quarter. In addition.
tnere win oe uauagner, .vnus,
inaicner, vvooavvara ana i.roves. a.i;oeen promoted to be associate pro
of whom were on the squad last year, fesg0rs."
but failed to get their letters. '
Thatcher, who may be played at an MCHOLSO.V IX GOOD FORH
end, weighs close to 180 pounds, yet
is so fast that he runs the 220-yard Second In Individual Point Scoring In
low hurdles on the track team. Gal- St. Lonis.
lagher is a 215 pounder. j. P. Nicholson, captain of the Tiger
From the scrubs and ineligibles of track team, clipped one-fifth of a sec
last year the coaches have picked out ond off the Western A. A. U. record
a bunch or football men who may de- for the high hurdles in St. I-ouis Sat-
was tne captaln of jast year's fresh
men, is expected to make good in the
lackfield this fall. Other-men from
the freshmen eleven who are counted
on to show up well are Collins and
McWiHiams, quarter backs; Clay and
Bolton, tackles; Lucas and Wornall.
ends, and 1-omady and Delona, cen
ters. Although there is no assurance
that any p0sltjon on the team will be
filled by a star man. the weakest
places seem to be the ends. The new
rules make good ends especially im
portant, according to the Missouri
The first game will be played with
Central. September. 28. The game
will be in Columbia. The other games
'on the schedule this year are:
j October 12, Rolla at Columbia": Oc-
tober 19. Ames at Columbia: October
26, Oklahoma at Norman: November
2, Nebraska at Columbia;
0. Drake at Des Moines;
1 1C, Washington at Columbia: Novem
ber 23, Kansas at Lawrence.
trlliitv TlrkeN On Sale.
j Season activity tickets were put on that his letter rrom Dean I.ocb was
Isale today at the University ol Mis- really useless in enabling him to en
I souri. They admit to all the athletic tcr.
! events or the year and to the debating
1 contests. Baby Born to Mr. and Mr. SbcciL
nmu-lnf nt the orders, nlans and
(elevations in building construction,
and Tree hand sketching or architec-
jtural details. 3 hours. Prerequisite
I Drawing 1a or "a. Mechanical Draw-
ing Office, 301 Switzler Hall.
FEW NEW TEACHERS
AT M. (I. THIS YEAR
Only Two of Higher Rank
Resigned From Uni
Several Assistants Appointed
S. D. Gromer Will
Only two members of the Univer
sity of Missouri faculty of the rank
of assistant professor or higher have
resigned during the last year, while
four new men have been appointed.
Eleven new Instructors have been ap
pointed and a large number of as
sistants and student assistants.
The two men who resigned during
the year were Spurgeon Bell, assist
ant professor of economics, who went
to Texas University, and H. S. Phil-
brick, assistant professor of mechani
cal engineering, who went to North
western University, Chicago, III.
Charles K. Burdick, formerly of Tu-
! lane University, has been appointed
professor of law; F. P. Johnson, as
sistant professor of anatomy: Dr. Guy
B. Colburn. assistant professor of
l-atin: and S. D. Gromer, who has
1 been In Porto Rico for five years, has
been made secretary of the extension
work with the rank of assistant pro-
siructor in romance languages: b. a.
White, instructor in English.
Alonir tirnmntlATia finvo tioon maila
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in the faculty during the summer. A
rank ha8 been created cajed associ-
..Th,8 ls a more ermanent position
tnan tnat of an assistant professor."
ga,d T G Babb 6ecretary of lne unj.
..-,.. in SIleakinir of the chanee to-
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"Many of the men who were
formerly assistant professors have
Jump of Aine vasser, tne m. a. i,.
jumper. Vasser went over the bar at
Nicholson won the broad jump. Guy
Kirksey was third in this event.
K. Thatcher was third in the shot
put. Nicholson was third in the hop,
step and jump.
HIS I.OXK TRIP USELESS
New Madrid Freshman Went Hone
Just to Ret a Letter.
A new student from New Madrid.
Mo., has a good claim to distinction.
He arrived in Columbia a week early.
for no reason, he said, except that he
wanted to "look things over." He
foundJhat he had left at home a let
ter rrom Dean Isidor Loeb, saying
that he could enter the university
The young man went home to get
the letter, thinking that he could not
get into the university without it. He
was greatly surprised this morning
when the representative or the en-
trance committee told him that his
student card was ready for him. but
A baby girl was yesterday uorn 10
Mr. and .Mrs. George W. Sneed or Lil-
burn. Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Sneed are
both former residents or Columbia
and former students or the Universlty
or Missouri. Mrs. Sneed is a daugh-
ter or Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Batterton. or
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