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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1912
VOTERS DECIDE 0N
Besides Three Party Candi
dates There Are State Meas
ures to Consider.
NINTH IS IMPORTANT
State Teachers' Association is
Working for Public
In addition to the political ques
tions of nation-wide interest with
which the oter has to concern him
self this jear and which are somewhat
complicated by the presence of three
parties in the field, nine amendments
are proposed to the constitution of
.Missouri which will have to he de
cided upon. While seme of these are
arousing considerable interest, it is
probable that many voters could not
name the others. Here is the list:
Xo. 1. To reduce the minimum age
at which children can enter the pub
lic schools from C to 5 years.
Xo. 2. To authorize St. Louis
County to impose a special tax of five
cents on the $100 assessed valuation
for constructing sewers and water
Xo. 3. To authorize cities of the
third and fourth classes to vote forty
cents on the ?100 assessed valuation
for public ImildiiiKS.
Xo. 4. To change the naturaliza
tion laws so as to require aliens to
take out their full naturalization pa
pers before exercising the right of
Xo. 5. To require a registration of
voters in St. Louis County.
Xo. 0. To provide Tor an abolition
o taxes upon personal property other
than that owned by public service cor
poration!;. Xo. 7. To abolish the state board
of equalization and providing for the
appointment by the governor of a tax
commission, to be composed cf three
Xo. S. To authoiize the opening of
the ballet boxes when it is in evidence
that crimes against the election law
have been committed, and which could
be established after an examination
of the contents of the boxes.
Xo. 9. To provide funds for the ed
ucational institutions of .Missouri.
This amendment reads:
"A state tax of ten cents on each
one hundred dollars' valuation shall
be annually levied and collected on
the assessed value of all properly sub
ject by law to taxation in this state
Tlie procotds of said tax should be set
apart in the State Treasury and ap
rropriated 1-y the General Assembly
for the support and maintenance of
Public Elementary and High Schools,
State Norma 1 Schools. Lincoln Insti
tute, and the State Cniersity: but in
no case shall there be less than
twenty-five per cent of said proceeds
to be used in aiding public elementary
and high school's."
The campaign for this amendment
:s being carried on entirely from
headquarters at Jefferson City this
Jear. It is in th- hands of the .Mis
souri Stale Teachers' Association.
which has appointed I'el W. I.ainkin.
fhairman of the Committee on Consti
tutional Amendment. Providing lor
Permanent Fund for Education in Mis
souri. .Mr. I.amkin is president of the
-Missouri State Teachers' Association
and County Superintendent of Schools
in Henry County.
It is estimated that the amendment
would give the University little more
income than at present but a more
stable one and the lower schools an
additional revenue. A pamphlet is
sued by the State Teachers' Associa
tion, appealing for support for the
amendment says among other things:
"It ought to make possible a rural
"tea school within reach of every
wintry boy and every country girl.
"It ought to aid weak high schools
m villages and small towns.
"It ought to aid consolidated coun
"It ought to give a general state aid
to high schools.
"It ought to provide free high school
tuition for eery pupil who completes
tlie elementary course of study in tht
"It ought to encourage by substan
tial subsidies, the purchase of neces
fy library books and other school
equipment whereby the efficiency of
H the schools will be increased.
"One-third of the revenue raised by
to's amendment will not amount to
Saite as much as the last appropria
tion for the annual support of the
State University. Vet it will provide
FAIR WEATHER, SAYS FORECAST
Also, the Temperature WHI Rise To
night and Tomorrow.
The forecast of the United States
Weather Bureau for Columbia until 7
o'clock tomorrow night is: "Fair to
night and tomorrow with rising tem
perature. The temperatures today are:
7 a. m 33 11 a. m 58
8 a. in 38 12 (noon) 57
9 a. m 48 1 p. m 59
10 a. m 55 2 p. m CI
a permanent fund which the legisla
ture can use for the maintenance o
the University, including the School
of .Mines and the College of Agricul
ture. "There are 3S states in the Union
which maintain State Universities. Of
thete only 12 spend less per capita
on higher education than Missouri.
"The adoption of the amendment
would release nearly $1,000,000 annu
ally for the building of good roads,
for the extension of the farmers' in
stitute movement, for the support of
the eleemosynary institutions, for the
support of the school for the deaf, the
school for the blind and other activi
ties of the state."
"SCOOP" II S COME TO STAY
This Year He Will Do His Newspaper
Work for Columbia People.
"Scoop", the humorous feature ap
pearing daily on the editorial page
of the University MIssourian, has
come to Columbia to stay. Although
Columbia is the smallest town in Mis
souri that "Scoop" has ever visited,
his appearance on the editorial page
this week has been so favorably re
ceived that he has decided to stay and
entertain the readers of the Missour
ian throughout the year.
"Scoop" is a cub reporter as his
name implies, and each day he amuses
the readers with the difficult assign
ments of his city editor.
"Scoop" is furnished to one news
paper in practically every town of
20,000 and over in the United States
by the International Syndicate of Bal
timore, Mil. It is considered one of
the leading humorous newspaper fea
tures of 1912.
WOll.J) CHANCE DIVORCE LAWS
Former 31. I'. Student Fniors
La s for Regulation.
W. W. Wright, a graduate of the
University of Missouri and divorce
proctor of Kansas City, has started a
movement to amend the marriage and
divorce laws of the State so as to in
clude all the reforms now used in the
other states and found to be prac
tical. Here are some of the reforms:
Court of domestic relations, with
Physical certification before mar
riage. Six months publication of matri
Prohibition of marriage bv mental
incompetents, degenrates and crimi
nals. Interlocutory divorce decree one
year after divorce suit is filed. Di
vorce decree not final until one year
after intermediate decree.
Divorce defendant prohibited from
remarrying during life of plaintiff.
"RILEY WEEK" EXIIIIIIT HERE.
Collection of Indiana Poet- Work in
lie Sliomi at M. V.
Pictures, poems, and books will be
placed on a special table in the Unl
ersity Library for "Riley Week", Oc
tober 7 to 11. Along with libraries
throughout the country remembrance
will be made of Indiana's great poet,
James Whitcomh Riley. There will be
a large portrait of Riley, a reproduc
tion of the original manuscript of
"Out at Old Aunt Mary's," a photo
graph of his birth-place, a biographi
cal sketch and his most popular
poems. A number of Riley's works
will be ordered by the University to
make a larger collection of material
for the occasion.
Comity Court to Infirmarv.
The county court met this morning
and transacted routine work. This
afternoon the judges went to the
Boone County Infirmary to investi
gate the care of the forty inmates and
the general conditions on the farm.
Widely- Known Sheriff Die.
Trancis .Marion Xolen. sheriff of
Monroe County, died last Sunday at
Paris, Mo. Mr. Xolen was known in
Columbia. The Centralia Courier
says of him; "Mr. Xolen was known
all over North Missouri as a terror
AGR CULTURAL SHOW
.AT TWENTY FAIRS
Exhibits of College of Agri
culture Give Farmers the
Lectures and the 'Show' Giv
en in Tents this Year Ask
for Exhibit Next Year
Two county fair exhibits are being
! maintained this fall by the College of
Agriculture These are educational
exhibits for the benefit of the farmers
and illustrate graphically the results
of investigations in the improvement
of soils and crops. In the feeding of
stock and in the management of dairy
Thus far the exhibits have been
meeting with great success.having been
shown at ten county fairs at which
there has been an estimated total at
tendance of 300 000 persons. At Mays
viile. Mo., one of the places where
one of the exhibits was shown, a spe
cial building was built for it.
The management of every fair vis
ited has asked that the shows return
next year. This speaks particularly
well of their success, for in each case
the cost of transportation and the ex
penses of the men in charge are paid
by the fair associations.
The exhibits are made up of a num
ber of glass cases showing the results
of various lines of agricultural inves
tigation. A number of charts and
maps are also displayed. There are
twenty outlying agricultural experi
ment stations in Missouri, each loca
ted at what might be termed a typical
place, or at a place having the same
soil and weather conditions as a num
ber of other places in the state. In
addition to the exhibition of what
from five to twenty-two years of in
vestigation has found at these places
the work of the various departments
of the College of Agriculture is dis
played. In one section of the shows the re
sults of two systems of raising corn
are contrasted. Under the first sys
tem a yield of 11 bushels to the acre
is contrasted with a yield of 72 bushels
on the same ground under the second
system. The dairy department is
showing various systems of handling
dairying cattle. Up-to-date and Im
proved methods of poultry raising and
handling as well as graphic instruc
tion in entymology and botany also
make up part of this practical educa
tion offered at the county fairs.
The exhibits are each in charge of
two men who are either instructors
rrom me college or Agriculture or
advanced students. Such is the inter
est that the farmers are taking in the
work, however, that they often become
temporary demonstrators and lectur
ers themselves. A farmer will often
walk into the exhibit, listen to the
lecture given by the man in charge
and will then go out to return later
with eight or ten or his friends to
whom ho will explain the exhibit
"This only illustrates how the far
mers learn," said Dean F. B. Mum
ford of the College of Agriculture.
"The lawyer, the doctor, you or I will
learn much more from books than hy
observation. But the farmer has
learned all his life bv actual contact,
by seeing, smelling, hearing and feel
ing. The average farmer will get as
much out of one examination of our
exhibit as you or I out of a pamphlet
or even a book on the subject. And
what he learns will probably be more
effective and more lasting.
I "The conntv fair is an imnnrtant
educational opportunity for the far
mer and it is an important .oppor
tunity for the college to grasp to
teach him modern methods and to
show him the results of scientific
"The fact that this branch of our
slate University has men judging live
stock at more than fifty county fairs
this fall shows what an important
part we are coming to play in the
; agricultural affairs of the state.
There can now be seen a remarkable
change-in the types of the various
forms of live stock. This has come
about within the last eight years.
While it would be immodest to claim
that all of the change is due to the
College of Agriculture and the exper
iment stations, yet they have played
an important part in standardizing
types of live stock and in improving
WILL PRODUCE M, (1
PLAY ON THE
St. Louis Theatrical Bureau
Has Bought "Hundred
Dollar Bill" Rights.
TO TOUR THE STATE
Company Now Being Organ
ized to Present the PlajT
"Hundred Dollar Bill", the play
given In 1911 by the Quad Club of the
University or Missouri has been sold
to a theatrical bureau and will be pro
duced in various towns over the state.
James Bassford of St. Louis, who was
here making arrangements to place
Columbia on a vaudeville circuit,
made this announcement today, "Hun
dred Dollar Bill" was written by
Vauhn Bryant, E. W. Patterson and
Girard Blair and was given several
times by the Quad Club. The play
scored a big hit. At each production
the audience was as large as could be
Mr. Bassford is a partner with Al
raon R. Schaffer in the Peerless
Amusement Company, and the Metro
politan Lyceum Bureau in St. Louis.
Mr. Schaffer saw the Quad Club play
given here. The company has bought
the privilege of producing the play.
Mr. Bassford says that he is also
trying to establish a vaudeville circuit
in Missouri, which will include Col
umbia. He has closed contracts with
theaters at Mexico and Fulton. Other
cities expected to he in the circuit
are Jefferson City, Sedalla, Hannibal
and Louisiana. Mr. Bassford will also
take up with the Y. M. C. A. the mat
ter of conducting a Lyceum lecture
courso here. z
A company Is now being organized
to produce "Hundred Dollar Bill."
The place for the initial performance
whjrh will be given in December pro
bably has not been selected. The com
pany will include about fifteen mem
bers. Mr. Bassford who was in Columbia
today is a son of Homer Bassford of
the St. Louis Times. He attended
school in Mexico, Mo.
MADE UNCONSCIOUS BY WAS
C. I). Petty Overcome While at Work
in a Laundry.
C. D. Petty who has- charge of the
dry cleaning department of Dorn &
Cloney Laundry was overcome by gas
thi smorning while at work. When
found, Mr. Petty was unconscious and
for sometime his condition was dan
gerous. He was taken to Parker Hos
pital where he later regained con
sciousness. Dr. J. E. Thornton at
tended him. He was well enough to
be discharged from tne hospital this
IT DOESNT HELP CARRIERS
More Work at Postoflice on Mondajs
Since New Order.
E. A. Remley, postmaster of Colum
bia, says the employees are not bene
fited by the new postal law which per
mits the Sunday mail to be held over
until Monday. When the mail was
distributed Sundays the men who
worked then were given compensa
tory time off during the week. Now
the mall piles up Sunday and it takes
extra work on .Monday. There have
been on complaints in Columbia about
the mail not being placed in the box
es on Sunday.
HAVE BEEN MARRIED M YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Sfone Celebrated Anni
versary at Their Home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stone celebrated
the fifth-fourth anniversary of their
wedding Saturday at their home on
University avenue. Mrs. Stone was
a student in Christian College in 185C
where she met Mr. Stone.
They were married two years later.
Air. Stone was a pilot on the .Missouri
River Tor the next seventeen years.
They then moved to Columbia and
have made this their home since that
Wilson Supporters to Meet.
The students' Woodrow Wilson Club
will meet at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow
night in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium.
The club -formed last spring will be
re-organized into a Wilson-Marshall
Democratic Club." Officers will be
Here's the new yell leader, Robert
F. Lakenan, whom the rooters saw in
action for the first time at the Missouri-Central
game yesterday. "Bob
by's" voice slipped once or twice but
he says he expects to get in training
and will see that it doesn't happen
again. His first appearance pleased
the rooters and, with his assistants,
he had a little trouble getting a big
volume of noise as he did in getting
good music from an amateur chorus
in "The Land of The Toreador" last
APPOINTMENTS Y CURATORS
Board Names Tvventj -three Men, Most
of Them Assistant.
Twenty-three appointments were
made and two resignations accepted
at a meeting of the Board of Curators
or the University of Missouri Satur
day morning. The appointments are:
Carl P. Bock, assistant in experi
mental psychology, to fill the vacancy
created by the resignation of A. P.
Weiss, who has accepted an instruc
lorship In Ohio State University; W.
R. Camp, assistant in economics;
Louis Sllbert, assistant in romance
languages; L. O. Meunch, assistant in
veterinary science; Norris Fine, clerk
and storekeeper for the department
of Ihemistry; B. F. Clark, assistant in
manual arts; Perry E. Kerraker,
Thomas Price, Thomas P. Metcalf,
and Winfield C. Spratt, rercarch as
sistants at the agricultural experi
ment station; Miss Edith Coverley,
assistant in physical education for
women; Albert G. Jones, assistant in
pathology, to fill the place formerly
held by E. O. P. Bell, whose resigna
tion was accepted; Thomas F. Whce
don, assistant in zoology; .Miss Edith
Aliller and Edgar Nelson, teaching
supervisors in the University High
School; W. W. Hawkins and Ida A.
Jcwett, readers in English; It. Runge
and C. F. Clay, problem readers in
mathematics; E. L. Anderson, assist
ant in physical education, C. E. Driver
and Earl Thomas, assistants in dairy
husbandry for the short course in ag
riculture; F. G. Beckner, assistant in
electrical engineering, and Bert C.
Rilev assistant in botany.
Sells a Moving Picture Plot.
Miss Leona Timmons of 701 Hitt
Street, a former student in the School
of Journalism, has sold a plot for a
moving picture play.
X. T. GENTRY AX ELECTOR
Republicans Fill Vacancies Caused by
N. T. Gentry of Columbia has been
named an elector-at-large by the Re
publican state committee. E. II. Mer
rill of Greenfield has been selected to
take the place of Marvin E. Boisseau,
the former University student who
resigned because he favored the can
didacy of Roosevelt. William J.
Mauthe of DeSoto is the committee's
choice for state auditor and will fill
the vacancy on the ticket caused by
the resignation of Green B. Greer,
who refused to accept the nomination
because of his partiality to the third
JUDWE TATE C2 YEARS OLD
Dinner at His Home Yesterdaj
tended bj Columbians.
Judge W. T. Johnson and Mrs. John
son; Judge J. T. Rowland and Mrs.
Rowland; Alex D. i'etty, county as
sessor, and Mrs. Petty, and John L.
Henry, county clerk, and Mrs. Henry
spent Sunday in Hallsville with Judge
Ben Tate. Judge Tate is 02 years old
today and a dinner in his honor was
LAWSON IN NAVAL HOSPITAL
Columbia Boy Is Now Improving Af.
Joseph H. Lawson. a midshipman
at the United States Navel Academy
at Annapolis, Md.. has been in the
hospital there for an operation on his
hand but is better now. He is the
son of Mrs. Mary S. I-awson or Col
umbia. He took the entrance examin
ation last July.
DEAN J, C, JONES IS
RACK FROM EUROPE
Head of Arts and Science
Faculty Returns after Four
HEALTH NEEDED TRIP
Took Many Short Trips from
Residence in Munich,
J. C. Jones, dean of the College of
Arts and Science, returned Saturday
from his trip abroad, after a stay of
over four months in the principal
countries of Europe. In March Dean
Jones was attacked by a severe case
of grip and was so weakened that
the trip was necessary for his health.
Doctor Jones went to New York on
.May 16, from which place his wife,
whom come from .Munich, Germany,
to meet him. accompanied him back
to Munich, where his family was keep
ing house. On the trip over they
stopped at the Madeira Islands, Gib
raltar. Genoa and Napfes, finally land
ing at Trieste. From there they went
directly to Munich and met the rest
of the family, who had preceded the
dean by several months.
During bis entire stay abroad. Doc
tor Jones made his headquarters at
Munich, going from there to various
places of interest In Germany, one of
which wa3 Oberammergau, down into
Italy and Austria, and over into Bel
gium. Of all these places the most
beautiful and interesting was Oberam
mergau, where the dean and his fam
ily spent two weeks, There was no
great crowd present, as there is at
the time of the Passion Play, and the
dean classes it the happiest and most
peaceful little village he has ever
In speaking about Germany, Doctor
Jones says: "The improvement in
the commercial prospects of Germany
during the past eight years is remark
able, and is said by the Germans to be
the cause of the bitter enmity between
England and Germany. While Ger
many is enjoying a period of wonder
ful prosperity, England is torn by la
bor strikes and by political troubles.
Within the next twenty-five years Ger
many will be the leading nation in
Doctor Jones, with his family, re
turned on the Cunard Line by the
most northern route used by Atlantic
steamers, coming through the Straits
of Belle Isle and down the tabrador
coast. On the voyage home they saw
many icebergs, but none at a clos
distance. They landed at .Montreal
and then traveled to Long Island
where they spent tliree weeks on the
Doctor Jones says that the pros
pects of the University of Missouri
have never looked so bright and that
the enrollment of the College of Arts
and Science has never been equaled.
Although the leave of absence given
him by the University extends until
November I, he expects to be at his
desk next week.
RAX ON THE FAIR SHOWS
County Court Issues Order Regarding
Boone County will be free from the
demoralizing shows at county fairs,
according to the recent order of the
county court. The judges have decid
ed that no more of the alleged Orien
tal dancers shall have a place on the
"pike". This order reads:
"No appropriation shall be made or
collected by any fair association
granting commissions to indecent, im
moral or suggestive shows."
The court also ordered that county
premiums be given for the best and
the next best displays of agricutural
products of Boone County and that
these exhibits should then become the
property of the county to be sent to
the state fair at Sedalia.
II. J. Xorton to Wisconsin l".
Herman J. Norton, who was an as
sistant in physical training at the
University of Missouri two years ago,
has accepted a position as gymnasium
instructor at the University of Wis
consin. Mr. Xorton wa3 director of
athletics last year at Hull House. Chi
cago. Y. M. C. A. Worker Cominsr.
R. H. Garner of St. Louis, state stu
dent secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of
Missouri, will arrive in Columbia to
morrow for a few days' work as ad
visor for the local association.