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UJflVEESITr HTSSOCBIAX, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1912.
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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN.
An Erenlnr Dally by tbe Students in the
School of Journalism at the University
of Missouri.
HARItY D. GUY
Managing Editor.
University MIssnrlsn Asioeiatlsa, Inc.
J. HARRISON BROWS, President.
KOUEUT S. MANN. Secretary.
I'aul J. Thompson
II. J. McKay
W. E. Hall
Jumes G. May
Ward A. Neff
Rex B. Ma see
Olce: Dw Stairs In Vlrlnl Building-.
Entered at tbe Postofflce of Columbia, Mo.,
as secoad-class mall matter.
By carrier or mail $2 a year.
Address all communications to
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN.
Columbia, Missouri.
ABOUT JOXES.
"A bird in hand is worth two in
the bush," especially in such a man
as T. E. Jones, the University or ins
souri track coach. He is worth two
in the bush at any price. Better pay
more and save in the long run.
EARLY TO RISE I XO.
We have had various dissertations
of various sorts on the things we
ought not do, from an "Apology for
Idlers" to the "Confessions of an
Opium Eater," but why has not some
poet risen to sing the joys of sleep
ing late?
To awake on a frosty morning with
the window out of reach and the rad
iator doing lots of sputtering to little
effect, to reach out with one's toes
to see if the slippery sheets are really
cold and to find that they are, and to
pull them back with a shiver, to hear
the bell on Swltzler Hall ring out its
brazen call and then to snuggle down
again among the blankets and lose
oneself in sweet dreamy oblivion
why, we ask, has not some learned
writer arisen to put on the permanent
page the fleeting glories of this de
licious but fleeting half hour.
Possibly he is even now seeking
for the support and maintenance of
the state institutions, however, will be
in lieu of appropriations from the
general revenue fund for that purpose.
The general revenue fund of the state
will'be relieved to that extent.
The appropriation for the support
and maintenance of the University for
the present biennial period was about
one million dollars. On a one-third
basis, the University would receive
from the mill tax fund about one hun
dred thousand dollars more than this.
But the great advantage is in that
while the fund would not be so large
now it would increase as the assessed
valuation of the state increased and
the growing needs of the University
and the various other educational in
stitutions of the state would be met
without an increase of the tax rate.
The additional $100,000, which
would be forthcoming the first two
years and the greater amounts in
years to follow could be used to won
derful advantage in supplying the
needs of the University. Nebraska
maintains a mill tax for its state uni
versity alone. There is no reason
why .Missouri should not be as lib
eral as other states in the mainte
nance of her schools.
LOWRY HALL-A MELTING POT
An Evening of Song and Story with the Foreign
Students ip the Bible College
Dormitory.
From Other Colleges
A women's dormitory costing $1."0,
000 is nearing completion at the Uni
versity of Wisconsin.
Harvard University opened last
week with an enrollment of approxi
mately 4,500 students. This is the
school's 276th year.
Lowry Hall, as one of the roomers
there remarked the other day, has
enough foreign students to start a
revolution. It has been the general
impression, outside of Columbia, that
Lowry Hall, because it houses the Bi
ble College, is a dormitory for minis
terial students exclusively. That is
not exact. While it is that primarily,
Lowry Hall has room for more stu
dents than are enrolled in that col
lege, and others who are not prepar
ing for the ministry are invited to fill
in. Usually the building is well filled.
From the time the hall was founded
it has been a haven for foreigners.
There seems to be no way to account
for it, except the fact that the; hall.
connected with things theological, has
a missionary settlement aspect, and
the foreigner, in need of sympathy,
friends and good advice, instinctively
turns toward it. At present Lowry
Hall numbers among its residents four
Jews, one Italian, two Chinese, one Ko
rean and two Mexicans. Until recently
it also housed four Australians, one
Bohemian and one Hindu.
The foreigners who are there in
pairs usually speak their own lan-
that the most popular songs in the
home country were "Yangtze Kiang"
and "Sa Tzau Tai." These, they said,
took the place of ragtime. The new
Chinese national anthem, "Chung Hwa
Ming Kwoh," was written by a former
teacher of Chang, Dr. W. W. Yen, a
graduate of the University of Virgina.
The air was written by Mrs. Yen.
Guillermo Fuentes, of Saltillo, Coa
huila, Mexico, had in the meantime
been doing a deal of talking urging
the others to sing.
"Why don't you sing yourself?" he
was asked.
"I cannot sing," he answered.
"Then tell us a story," the crowd
urged.
With a good deal of gravity, Fuen
tes gave a 'spiggity" transation of
what he called "Los Cuarenta Lad
rones." which most of the men imme
diately recognized. He followed it up,
on the strength of the applause, with
"El Castillo Encantanda," and later
with "El Rey Y Sus Tres Hijos."
When the final remarks of admira
tion subsided, there was silence for
a while. From the third floor came
I the intermittent sounds of a violin,
guage among themselves. Their mtltH ,, ,. aiwl a,,i tli
rooms contain what to us are curios I fujv .,jaye(j
from their natie soil. All have pic-1 " ,..., .
niuis .juuii siiuiiz piaying, an
spoke up. There was a suggestion in
that. Why should not he come down
tures of native places, and all can give I
glowing descriptions of home sports.
local color, and will arise later
take up this great work.
to
A law regulating the standard of
hash, was recently brought before the
Kansas legislature. Those opposed to
woman's suffrage and to women hold
ing office must admit that this would
have been one subject she would have
been capable of handling.
THE MILL TAX AMENDMENT
No state has made more rapid pro
gress educationally in the past decade
than Missouri. Yet she is not abreast
of her neighbors in many respects.
The University of Missouri stands in
the front rank of the great state uni
versities. Yet she has not been able
to render as much service to the state
as she might have done with a suffi
cient permanent income.
The mill tax amendment which is
to be voted on in this state In Novem
ber, has been proposed as a means of
raising the educational standing of
Missouri, of bringing her public
schools to higher efficiency and of
providing the University and other
state educational institutions with a
definite permanent income. This
amendment, if adopted, will provide
a state tax of ten cents on each one
hundred dollars' valuation annually
levied and collected on the assessed
value of all property subject by law
to taxation in this state. The pro
ceeds of the tax are to be set apart
in the State Treasury and appropri
ated by the General Assembly for the
support and maintenance of public
elementary and high schools. State
Normal Schools, Lincoln Institute and
the State University; but in no case
is there to be appropriated less than
2." percent of the proceeds to be used
in aiding public elementary and high
schools.
Such a tax. after all expenses of
collection, would provide a permanent
fund of about one million six hundred
dollars annually, out of which appro
priations would be made in accordance
with the needs of the various insti
tutions. At least twenty-five per
cent, however, must be used in aiding
public elementary and high schools.
In this the amendment is definite.
And whatever sum is given to the
common schools will be in addition to
that now received by them out of the
general revenues of the state. The
appropriations made out of this fund
Six men were sitting in the club
room of Lowry Hall engaged in what
appeared to be a diligent effort to fill
the room with smoke from their after-dinner
cigarettes 'and pipes. They
Walter Camp, Jr., Yale's football were talking of songs and of stories
star, has recovered from an attack of! in vogue among different peoples. No
neuritis, which has kept him out of (two in that assembly of half a dozen
practice for a week. ,had come from the same part of the
! globe.
Statistics compiled by the United! "Itally does not pay as much atten-
States Bureau of Education show that tion to music in its public schools
25 percent of the graduates of 37 rep
resentative colleges become teachers.
Business takes 20 percent; law. 15;
medicine, 7: the ministry, G; and en
gineering, 4.
as flip ITnitpd Stntps Hnps." vpntiirpd
Rodolfo Petruccl. a native of "Vigna- t0 . b?-' ff f d ?h'
nello (Prov. Roma). Italia," as he
writes it.
"Then how is the nation so musi
cal?" he was asked.
"Oh. it is just in the blood of thei
people to sing and play," Petrucci an- j
A "Pajamarino Rally" was held at
the University of California last week.
Two thousand winner men and wnmnnisu'oroil
took part "Has any of that blood filtered into
7 I you ?"' was the rather pointed question -
The University of Pennsylvania has .that followed. I
been re-organized and divided into1 Petrucci understood and blushed
three schools, the Towne Scientific , The little circle took that for unde
School, the Wharton School and the(niable proof that Petrucci could sing.
Medical School. So the five others began to coax. Thev
i did not have to do it long. Petrucci
W. A. Brandenburg, superintendent of felt like singing himself. The day was
schools of Oklahoma, has been offered beautiful, and the class work grind
the presidency of Oklahoma U. had not yet set in. He paused a while ,
iand all knew he was fishing for the
University of Colorado girls are en- pitch. Then in a deep tramolo basso
thusiastic about walking. Long walks voice, distinctly foreign in its twang
in the country are a part of the fun' he began "Occhi Che Raeionate." as
engaged in by a girls' club. Girls fin- he later announced it to be
ishing in good condition are elected to ' His audience applauded. "We. mus
permanent membership. A similar or- have another one." was the unanimous i
ganization was attempted among the. request. Rodolfo, with the emphasis
young men of the school, but was un-jon the first syllable, hummed in his
successful. nose, and then entered upon what he
said was "II Barbiere di Sivigiia." Al
most before the second applause died
down, he voluntarily offered "La
Donna e Mobile," which he said was
from Rigoletto. Then he refused to
do any more.
"Let someone else try next," he sug-1
gested.
A straw vote taken at Ottawa Uni- The little crowd turned to Cho, re
versity, at Ottawa, Kan., resulted in cently from Ping Yang, Korea. Cho's
a Progressive victory among the men full name is Cho Sei Kyun. He is a
and a decided Democratic victory j special student, studying only art. ,
among the girls. j "i cannot sing," he replied with the
foreign fullness in the use of English.
A course of lectures is to be estab-1 "What is the most common Korean
lished in Harvard's school of business song?" he was asked.
administration a-s a memorial to Mr. I "Probably it Is 'Agukka' " he replied.
and play some of his national airs for
them? A committee was appointed to
bring him down at all costs. They left
and soon returned with Sholtz and his
fiddle.
Sholtz is a Jew, who hopes, when
he is graduated from the University
here, to go to Palestine, and there in
the new Jewish University of Mandel
stan fill a chair of something or other,
and also farm as a side enterprise.
"Sholtz. give us your national air,"
one requested. Sholtz did not need
He immediately
i gripped his violin between his chin
and collar-bone, and with only one
preliminary flourish of his bow, fell
into the majestic, grazioso strains of
"Hatikwa." l. w.
Co-Op. Talk No. 15.
1
Every Decoration on
the Walls of Your
Room is a Reflection
of Your Personality
It tells of your artistic likes
and dislikes. Co-Op leather
goods are chosen for the re
fined appearances they give a
room.
The Co-Op has wall hangers with
christy drawings, pillows beautifully
decorated. "M" pillows are always
in taste. Give your room an air of
culture. Buy artistic leather goods.
The profits go to you.
UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE
STORE
Payne's Orchestra
will furnish your evening's
entertainment with good
classy music
M. A. PAYNE, Mgr.
Phone 361-Red. 512 S.5th St.
For a Quick. Glean Shave
COLUMBIA'S
Sanitary Barber Shcp
W. E. POINTS and "DOC" PERKY
Eleven South Ninth.
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We've nearly starved
to death since You've
oeen away ! ! ! ! J
WILL YOUR
BUSINESS BE
APPRECIATED
9
ELECTRIC SHOE
REPAIRING CO.,
108 S. Ninth. Phone 221-B
THE MISSOURIAN'S OFFICIAL WEATHER MAP
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Drake University has the largest
library of books about religious edu
cation. It not only is the largest of
any educational institution, but is
equalled by none anywhere in the
United States. t
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WfcATMER BUREAU.
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
and Mrs. Isidor Straus, who lost their
lives in the Titanic disaster.
Iowa I", students are in despair be
cause of the announcement that
Trickey. the star lineman of last year,
will not be out for football this year.
They think it will ruin lowas foot
ball prospects. A petition asking him
to come out is being circulated in the
school and already 1800 of the 2200
students have signed it.
Cho positively denied all allegations '
that he could sing. And 'Agukka" was
not heard.
Ueing natural neighbors, the Chi
nese were next turned to. China Ins
in Lowry Hall Shan Toong Chang.who
represented the University in the re
cent tennis tournament, and O. 11.
Tsang, a recent arrival. O. II. stands
for Oong Hyuen. Chang is from Can
ton. Tsang is from Shanghai. Neither
would sing. Both, however, agreed
"1 CxUU.U k v. WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief. US 'Si
fe r
Columbia, Missouri
October 3, 1912.
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rainfall. 0.07.
The highest temperature in Colum bia yesterday was 77 and the lowest
year ago yesterday the highest tempo rature was C8 and tl'e lowest was .Vj;
o'clock tomorrow night:
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Friday: cooler tonight.
Weather ('oiiilitiiins: The low pressure that was central in the North
ward and this morning is crossing the Mississippi Valley; this low dipped a
giving light rain in northern .Missouri last night: the rain area is limited
and Missouri. The high barometer area following the low has cleared the
of the Mississippi and is attended by slightly lower temperature. The-e a
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west yesterday moved rapidly east
little farther south than anticipated
to parts of Michigan. Illinois, Iowa
sHes in practically all sections west
ppoars to be an atmospheric depres-
nct zr, hours.
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