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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1912
USED FOREST TREES
AS TEXTSjN OZARKS
Practical Work Done by Stu
dents in Camp Last
HARD WORK 8 HOURS
But the Week Day Schedule
Called for Sixteen Hours
Far from a class room. Hung a life
in the open, close to the heart of the
rough forests of the Ozarks. eight
students of the forestry department
of the University of Missouri received
Jirst hand, practical forestry lessons
last summer. They were at the first
annual forestry camp of the Univer-1
bity near Eminence. Shannon county.
Missouri, in the short leaf pine belt
of the state.
The camp was thirty miles back in
he woods from Eminence at the end
of a logging railroad. It stood at the
foot of a cliff two hundred feet high.
A spring in a cave near the camp
furnished fresh water for the forest
ers, and a pool below the cave was
the swimming hole where the stu
dents spent much of their leisure
The camp was located on the land
o! the Missouri Lumber and Mining
Company, one of the largest compa
nies operating in the state. Capt. J.
B. White of Kansas City is president
and general manager of the company.
Near the camp is the largest lumber
mill in Missouri. The mill has a ca
pacity of 125.000 board feet a day.
Practical Work in Camju
The students did only practical
work at their summer camp. All of
their theoretical work is obtained at
the University in the winter time.
Their week day schedule at the camp
was eight hours of hard work in the
forest and sixteen hours of sleep and
The students lived in tents and
cooked their own meals. They also
unshed the dishes and their own
clothes. That prepares them for the
life of a forefet assistant under the
Tinted States Forestry Service. Some
times the men would spend weeks
away from their camp and the base of
their supplies. At such times the
food and instruments the men use
are carried by pack horses. It is such
training that makes the men wood
wise. Trace Loir Through Saw Mill.
.Much of the course is devoted to
work :n the large sawmill near the
camp. There the students took the
'laces of tlie workmen, running the
rough timber through the mill. They
traced the loss from the time they
are cut until they come form the mill.
There they studied the methods of
sawing, skidding. loading on wagons,
i'auling and loading on cars. In each
of the operations the students take
part. They figure how much the lum
ber loses from the waste in edges,
s-andust and trimming. The grades
and amount of boards sawed from
each log also are learned.
but lumbering is only one of the
subjects that were studied by the
btudents. They went into the forests
and cut down trees. They are taught
that ilie forester must be able to
measure his c-rnn as well as harvest I
it In doing this thev try out all of'
ill? methods of estimating, from those
of the practical timber man to elabo
rate and ticca-atc methods used by
the modern tcronter. They study the
growth of trees and their yield an
acre. That is done so they may be
able to predict the yield of the young
tiitibei if the forest in the future.
The summer forestry camp is part
of tee work students get in the 5-year
nure in the forestry department .of
tlif Uniicrsity of Missouri, which was
(stanlihbed last year. There were
seinreei. students in the department.
A degrees of master of forestry is
conferred on the graduate of the de
partment. The summer forestry
camp, now a nermanent summer
course. .-; open to lumbermen, wood
men and timber owners of Missouri.
The summer course is eight weeks.
Tiie camp and the summer work
was in charge of Prof. J. A. Fergu
son, head of the forestry department
of the University. The students in the
forestry camp were M. S. Gibson.
Kansas City: James E. Pixlee, Cam
eron; E. L. Anderson, Goodwater: M.
W. Talbot. Appleton City: T. C. Set
ter. St. Louis, and V. C. Follenius of
FAIR WEATHER IS PROMISED
Forecast .Also Calls for Cooler Tem
The official weather forecast for
Columbia and vicinity says: "Clearing
weather tonight and cooler; Saturday
fair and cooler." The temperatures
7 a. m C4
S a. m 60
9 a. m CO
10 a. m C9
11 a. m 61
12 m 61
1 p. m 62
2 p. m 63
FIRST DAY FOR SIGNALS
Footliall Squad Also Practiced Catch
ing of Punts.
The football squad spent its first
afternoon of signal practice on Rol
lins Field yesterday afternoon. Four
elevens were at work all the time,
under the direction of Professor
Chester 1. Brewer, T. E. Jones,
trainer, and T. E. D. Hackney, assist
Professor Drewer spent ,-the first
part of the practice at training the
men to catch high spirals and running
down puts. He made no effort to de
velop kicks of long distance, however,
since the ball was booted over the
narrow width of the field. After
ward, the line was worked out some
at bucking and then the four provis
ional quarter backs, McWilliams, Wig
gans, Iake and Wray were ordered to
run their men through signal prac
tice. The men seemed to have the signals
very well in mind for first practice
and there were very few bobbles.
Professor Drewer devoted much of his
attention to one eleven of the squad,
which caused the rooters to begin a
discussion of the possibility of that
group of players being the regulars,
at least for the first game. It was
only a rumor, but it seemed to have
There were three "M" men: Captain
LeMJre. Knobel and Barton, on the
squad. Captain LeMire and Knobel
were used as half backs and Paul Shep
pard as full back. The rooters in the
bleachers were busily discussing the
possibility of changes in the line,
which they seemed to consider prob-j
able. But they would not permit of
Professor Brewer's making a change
in the back field with McWilliams as
quarter. All seemed to think this was
settled at least for the first game, a
week from tomorrow.
Captain LeMire said he did not be
lieve that anyone had a chance to
stick in any position just at present.
It would be good hard lighting for
every man on the squad. He said he
did think, however, that Sheppard
might develop with work into a good
The customary cross-country run
was omitted after practice last night.
Professor Brewer worked the squad,
which did not have many new recruits,
about two' hours, and then ordered the
men to jog into the gymnasium.
ART DISPLAY AT THE FAIR
Exhibit Better This Year Than Eier
Before, Snjs Doctor Pirkard.
The art section at the .Missouri
state fair will be the largest and best
that has ever been shown, according
to Dr. John Pickard who is the super
intendent of the section. In former
years many of the best artists and
sculptors of the state have not been
Among the artists whose work will
be shown are: F. O. Sylvester. Ed
niund Wuerpel. Carl G. Wnldcck,
Holmes Smith. G. V. Millett, aad Ro
land Thomas. Among the sculptors
represented are: George J. Zolnay,
Victor Holm, J. C
Dreyer, Miss Car
oline Uisnue. Nancy Coonsman and
Doctor Pickard says, "A state fair
should not only represent the best
products of the state in agricultural
and commercial lines but should also
show the best products in culture
HELPED ISSUE A NEWSPAPER
Now an Engineer Considers Changing
Hugo C. Koch, a junior in the
j School of Engineering, says he has
about decided to take up journalism
as a profession. He was a member
of the engineering corps -or the new
electric railroad between Kansas City
and St. Joseph. While stationed at
Dearborn, Mo., he became acquainted
with the owners of the Dearborn Dem
ocrat and helped them get out a spe
cial interurban edition of the paper.
When the edition came off the press
he was thanked profusely under the
heading: "We Are .Grateful." He
was even called "a fine lad."
"That pleasant write up." said
Koch, "almost converted me."
GAS COMPANY READY
FOR WINTER, IT SAYS
Improved Plant will be Put
Into Service Next
WORK ON MAINS
Rushing the Completion of
Extensions now Com
The remodeled plant of the Colum
bia Gas Company will be in use Mon
day or Tuesday. Connections are now
being made preparatory to the open
ing of the new tank.
With extensive improvements in the
way of a new plant, extended and en
larged, mains, the company promises
the people of Columbia unexcelled
service this winter. On account of
the coming of cold, rainy weather
early this fall, the company is rush
ing the completion of its improve
ments. The council committee appointed by
Mayor St. Clair last spring to investi
gate the condition of the gas works
made its report July 26. It declared
that it found the chief trouble to be
mains too small for the transmission
of the present demanded quantity of
gas. This trouble has been remedied
either by enlarged mains or increased
RECEPTION FOR A THOUSAND
Annual -Stage" at the Y. M. C. A.
Building Saturday Night.
"Your chance to meet a thousand
men" is the way the Y. M. C. A. of
the University of Missouri describes
the annual stag to be held in the Y.
M. C. A. Building next Saturday night
Formerly only the freshmen have)
been asked to come.
President A. Ross Hill. Dean Wal
ter Williams of the School of Jour
nalism: Elmer . Breckner, president i
of the students, and T. E. D. Hackney,,
assistant Tiger coach, will make brief
talks. Keim's orchestra will play and
the University quartet probably will
The Columbia churches in connec
tion with the Y.4M. C. A. are plan-!
ning to entertain as many of the
freshmen as possible in Columbia
homes at dinner next Sunday. The
Christian, Methodist and Episcopal
churches have already made arrange
ments to entertain the new men who
are members of those churches. The
Baptist and Presbyterian churches
probably will wait until the follow-1
ing Sunday to invite the freshmen.
STEPHENS FAMILY GATHERS
Reunion is Now Being Held at Old
Cedar Church in Cnllawaj.
The annual reunion of the Stephens'
families of Boone and Callaway coun-
tics is being held today at Old Cedar Kut Professor Parmelee is Exacted to
church, in Callaway county. E. W.' Arrive Monday.
Stephens or Columbia is one of the Prof- -M'rice Parmelee. of the de
speakers. The Stephens family is one uartmont of sociology, who has been
of the pioneer families of Missouri. , spending the summer in Italy, has
been delayed on his return. The ves-
Less Hog Cholera in Missouri. sel on which he was to sail was ne,d
There is less than half as much hog j back b' tne Italian government on ac
cholera in .Missouri at the present count of the Turk,sh war- He ls ex"
time as there was at this time last, lected. however, to reach Columbia
year, according to reports received by Saturday or Sunday to meet his
the State Board of Agriculture. classes at the University Monday.
Are You Going?
Whether you are a senior or a Ireshman the height
you attain n your chosen profession depends not only
on how well you know your line
but a great deal depends on how well you
know what is going on around you.
The man who read the advertisements in Wednes
day's Missourian and thereby saved $50, placed
himself just one peg higher than the man who did not
read the paper and avail himself of the same oppor
tunity. Are you the man who is alive to such opportunities,
or are you the one who buries himself in his text
books and sees no farther?
The student wiio reads the Missourian each day
of his University course will finish head and shoulders
above the man who does not.
You can place yourself among the live ones, by
reading the Missourian. Every day during the school
year for less than
BACK HOME" TREAT
FOR 400 FRESHMAN
Columbia People Will Enter
tain First Year Men Next
FRIED CHICKEN AND
Meal ?y: Etch Just Like
Mother or Sister Would
The first genuine home dinner with
all its necessary components and fin
ishings served to them since leaving
their many homes to come to school
at the University ot Missouri, will be
the treat for possibly 400 frehmej
next Sunday. Members of tne Chris
tian, Baptist,- Methodist and Episco
palian churches will vie with each
other in placing home-like cooking
before hungry first-year men. Fried
chicken, hot biscuit and other things
will be none too good for them. It
will be just like the dinners mother
and sisters prepare for them at home.
The dinner will not be the single
feature of the day. It means the stu
dents will be taken into the homes
of their hosts where they may enjoy
a few hours of home life and a
Columbia people realize the rela
tionship between students and them
selves is- not cordial like it used to
be when the town was smaller and
the students fewer in numbers. So
they decided on the dinner plan to
bring back the old-time spirit of
John S. Moore, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A., who is In charge of arrange
ments for the treat, is pleased with
) the plan. He believes it means a
i great deal for both students and Col
I umbia residents alike. Meanwhile the
freshmen are anticipating their first
real home Sunday dinner.
Dr. A. Ross Hill, president of the
University of Missouri, will give his
annual address to first year men at
the Y. M. C. A. at a o'clock Sunday
afternoon, instead of 2 o'clock as an
IN BOONE SCHOOLS 8,000
At Least There Are That Number of
School Age in Count.
Boone Countv has 7.9GG children of
or scno0' age, according to statistics
i compiled by George T. Porter, county
superintendent of schools. .A total of
0,743 children attended school last
year, of which number 5G0 were en
rolled in high schools. There are 122
school houses in the county and 199
teachers. The average teacher's sal
ary is 153.09.
DELAYED BY TURKISH WAR
a quarter a month. Telephone 55.
OUT FOR CROSS-COUNTRY RUN
Interest in the Sport is Shown by
Students this Year.
Much interest is being taken in
cross-country running at the Univer
sity of Missouri this year. Five men
went out yesterday although it was
the fiiBt day of school.
WIckham, Terry and Moss, from
last year's team, are back in school
and Chapman and Finley of the fresh
man track team, are expected to make
good runners. Johnson and Thomp
son are also promising men. Grant
Schockir.y, who was counted on as a
member of this year's team, may not
be back in school.
The annual Missouri Valley Con
ference cross-country run, which will
be held here November 9, is expected
to bring out some more candidates
for the team. Five men will be
chosen to represent the University of
Missouri and the men who do not
make the team will be given a chance
to run in the cross-country- run for
the home championship.
BIG AND SMALL IN FOOTBALL
Heaviest Man on Sqaad Weighs 223,
There is a difference of 91 pounds
in the weights of the heaviest and the
lightest men on the University of Mis
souri football squad. Gallagher, a
225-pound lineman, is the heaviest
man, while Seevers, a backfleld can
didate, who weighs only 134 pounds,
is the lightest player:
Wiggans. who weighs 139 pounds,
and Mnrphy, who weighs 140, are
other bantam weight players, but
Kemper a 189 pound man, is the only
one who weighs within 35 pounds of
what Gallagher does. Kemper and
Gallagher are the only men on the
squad weighing more than ISO pounds.
SPOKE AGAINST SINGLE TAX
Address Here Last Night by Judge
William H. Wallace.
Judge William H. Wallace, of Kan
sas City, spoke to more than 200 per
sons in the Circuit Court room of the
courthouse last night. His address
was In opposition to the sixth and
seventh amendments to the Constitu
tion and in favor of the eighth amend
The sixth and seventh amendments
provide for a single tax in Missouri
and the eighth for the purifying of the
ballot by allowing ballot boxes to be
opened by a grand jury.
Dr. J. B. Cole and Senator Ben An
derson, acting as a reception com
mittee, met Judge Wallace in Centra
lia, where he spoke in the afternoon.
REQUESTS FOR WORK BY 330
Many Students Will Earn Their Way
A larger number of young men will
work their way through the University
of .Missouri this year than ever before,
according to J. S. Moore, secretary or
the Y. M. C. A.
"The emp)oment bureau of the Y.
M. C. A. has received about 350 re
quests for work since last-June," said
Mr. .Moore. "The number of men who
will pay all or a part of their ex
penses by working is probably con
siderably more than this, as many do
not obtain employment through us.
"The women of Columbia have
given the students many odd things
to do and we have gotten some per
manent work for needy stndents, but
we want more work lasting all
through the year."
CHAMP CLARK WILL SPEAK
Address by the Siteaker at the Mlne-
ola Road Meeting.
Champ Clark has accepted an invi
tation to speak at the picnic dinner
to be given by the Missouri Old Trails
Road Association Friday, September
27. at the Van Bibber Tavern, Mlne
ola. He will speak at 11 o'clock in
the morning. The subject of his ad
dress will be "Old Roads and New."
The association will hold a meet
ing at Fulton Thursday, September
26, the day previous at which Gover
nor Hadley, President A. Ross Hill, of
the University of Missouri, and Dean
F. B. Muraford, of the College of Ag
riculture will be among the. speakers.
ENROLLMENT NOW OYER 2000
Registration Is Over 100 More Than
It Was Last Year.
Two thousand and twenty-one stu
dents had enrolled at the University at
3 o'clock today. One hundred and one
students registered since 3 o'clock
yesterday. The enrollment ls now 102
more than last year's registration at
the end of the fourth day.
Bolt Hit House About Noon
NO ONE WAS INJURED
Windows and Electric Wires
Torn Out $75.00
The home of J. M. Batterton at 21
West Broadway was struck by light
ning at 12:30 o'clock today. The bolt
entered the house at one of the rear
gables, came down into the kitchen
and there followed the electric light
wiring from the building burning the
wire as it went. .Mrs. Batterton was
in the kitchen at the time. She was
thrown against the table, and .though
not badly injured she was shocked by
the bolt and showered with flying de
bris. Mrs. Sneed, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Batterton, and her infant child
and the negro cook were also in the
house at the time. None of them was
The lightning damaged the building
about $7.1.00. Ten windows were
broken out, about thirty or forty feet
of electric wiring destroyed and the
chandeliers in the kitchen and dining
room torn to pieces. One fragment
of the chandelier in the kitchen was
driven into the door with such force
that a pair of pliers were used to re
move it. The damage to the building
is fully covered by insurance.
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OPENS
Professor Davenport Speaks on Mean,
in of Ednration.
Professor H. J. Davenport of the
University of Missouri delivered the
principal address at the opening ex
ercises of Christian College at the col
lege auditorium this morning. Al
though his subject was, "The Nature
of College Relations," in his speech
he took up more the meaning of a col
lege education to the students them
selves. One of the points that the speaker
especially impressed upon his hearers
was the many different things that a
student, boy or girl, goes to college
for. Those that go merely for the
finishing touches that a college educa
tion puts on were deeply scored by
the speaker, who said that it was an
injustice to the taxpaying public, that
they were mde tor pay taxes for the
support of schools that taught such
Those who go to college for practi
cal things only were also scored by
the speaker, on the grounds that this
was the worst kind of a pecuniary
The large auditorium, in which the
exercises were held, was well filled.
There were from two hundred to two
hundred and fifty girls present. The
singing of hymns by the entire Btu
dent body was part of the exercises.
COLUMBIA DRUG STORE SOLD
Dr. Wren of Mexico Ihrjs Out Points
Points and Tyson have sold their
drug store on Ninth street to Dr. J.
A. Wren of Mexico, Mo. 1r. Wren
took charge of the store today. W. E.
King will manage the store here.
Names Dean Williams Delegate.
Governor Hadley has appointed
Dean Walter Williams of the School
of Journalism as delegate to the
Fourth National Conservation Con
gress to be held in Indianapolis, Ind.,
October 1 to 4, and to the American
Road Congress to be held in Atlantic
City September 30 to October 3.
Wilson Meeting Toaight.
The Columbia Township Wilson and
Marshall Club will meet tonight in
the courthouse. University of Mis
souri students are invited to attend.
M. D. Lewis, M. D., '75, is president
of the organization and H. A. Collier,
LL. B., '05 is secretary-
. Stephens College Has Enrolled W.
Sixty students in the literary de
partment, had enrolled in Stephens
College up to noon today. This does
not include the special students who
are attending the University and
those living in Columbia. Fifteen stu
dents are expected here today and to
morrow. All of these will enter the