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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAJM.
FIFTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1912
NUMBER 17
AS ITS VIEWED IN
POLITICAL CAMPS
Some of County Leaders are
Confident Others are
Hopeful.
PLANS FOR CAMPAIGN
The Three Parties have Their
Tickets Named and in
the Field.
Confidence in one camp, hope in an
ntiipr. and satisfaction in another.
seems to be about the way the three
political parties are lined up in Colum
bin and Boone County.
From the Democratic camp comes the
news that the victory in the county is
as certain as it has always been, even
more so. Glee fills the Progressive
headquarters as news of the desertion
one after another from the Republican
ranks comes in.
"We will poll the normal vote," says
n Rtnunnh Hamiltonian Republican.
The Progressives have been working
hard to get enough signers to place
their candidates, both congressional
and county, on the ticket. This morn
in nr Mat Merer came into the head
quarters of the party and announced
that he had four signers. These sign-
prs were from the University.
a WiUnn-Malor club has been
formed to boost things in general and
a Wilson-Marshal club to arouse in
terest among the University students.
The "Wilson-Major club promises to
net a number of big speakers. Move
ment is on foot in the student club
to co in a body to hear Governor
Wilson at St. Louis October 9.
The Republicans will bring a num
ber of speakers, they say, including
Charles Nagel. Secretary of torn
merce and Labor in President Taft's
cabinet. With the exceptions of a
few desertions to the Progressives,
, Dr,.ni.iifniiQ will have a full
county ticket.
The following is a list of the county
nominees on the Republican ticket:
representative, James A. Miller:
,,.,. ;.1(to smithern district, va-
rint- northern district, Orello G
t oo. .irnspoiitinn attorney and
iiorifr vacant: assessor, James E.
Starbuck; county treasurer, James
W. Seymour: surveyor, Stephen A.
Bewick: public administrator. Fran
cis H. Russell; coroner, John i.
Hickman.
The Progressive nominees are:
representative. D. V. Lindsey: coun
ty judge, southern district, William
-irhtpndirk. northern district, Ed
ward Chamberlain: sheriff, Joseph
Crane: assessor, Isaacher Noe; treas
urer. James W. Seymour; surveyor,
Stephen A. Bewick: public adminis
trator, A. T. McMillon; coroner. Dr.
A. W. Kampschmidt; constable, Bour
bon township, T. W. Earner; con
stable, Missouri township, M. T.
Slater.
The Democratic nominees are:
representative, Frank G. Harris;
prosecuting attorney, E. C. Ander
son; sheriff, G. B. Sapp; assessor, P.
H. Sapp: surveyor. H. E. Brown;
public administrator, S. F. Conley;
coroner, Edward G. Davis; county
judge, northern district, Ben Tate,
southern. J. T. Rowland; constable,
Columbia township, Fred Whitesides.
Tonight at the courthouse Prof. G.
C. Hosford will speak at a meeting
of the Wilson-Major Club.
Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester in
the cabinet of Theodore Roosevelt,
will speak in Columbia October 10.
He had been expected October 9, but
a telegram received last night stated
that he could not come till the next
day. A letter received by C. W.
Loomis, chairman of the county cen
tral committee, from the manager of
the Progressives' speaking bureau,
said that the speech at Columbia
would be the only one Mr. Pinchot
would make in Missouri. Later on
the Progressives hope to have Gover
nor Hiram Johnson and Jane Addams
to come to Columbia. However,
nothing is certain about the last two.
OFF REPUBLICAN" TICKET
Three Withdraw Today In FaTor of
the Propressires.
Frederick W. Xiedermeyer, C. W.
Loomis and John A. Gilbert officially
withdrew yesterday as candidates on
the Republican ticket. Mr. Xieder
meyer was candidate for prosecuting
attorney and has been nominated for
secretary of state by the Progressive
Party. Mr. Loomis was Republican
FAIR WEATHER, THE FORECAST
Not Much Chance in Tenijterature, Is
the Prediction.
The weather forecast for Columbia
and vicinity is: "Fair tonight and Sat
urday, though probably becoming un
settled Saturday afternoon; not much
change in temperature." The tem
peratures:
7 a. m 50 11 a. m 73
S a. m 53 12 (noon) 75
9 a. m 6' 1 p. m 77
10 a. m 72 2 p. m 78
candidate for sheriff and Mr. Gilbert
was running for county judge of the
southern district of (Boone County.
They have joined the Progressive
Party.
WITH CAMPAIGN- LITERATURE
Circuit Clerk Back From St. Louis
After Conference.
J. E. Boggs, circuit clerk, has just
returned from St. Louis where he
conferred with the State Democratic
Committee on the campaign in Boone
County. Mr. Boggs brought back a
large supply o campaign literature
which he will distribute through the
county.
Campaign workers have been
chosen in sixty of the school districts.
Wilson Club to Meet Tuesday.
The meeting of the Wilson-Mar-shall
Club which was scheduled for
tonight, has been postponed until
next Tuesday night. The club will
procure a speaker for that night. The
meeting will be held at 7:30 o'clock
in the Y. M. C. A. Building.
THEY'VE BEEN WED 50 YEARS
Celebration in Kansas City of Ann
lersary by M. U. Graduate.
Judge and Mrs. James J. Hitt cele
brated the fiftieth anniversady of
their wedding Tuesday evening, Sep
tember 24, at the home of their daugh
ter, Mrs. F. H. Emmert, 3041 Garfield
avenue, in Kansas City.
Judge and Mrs. Hitt were married
in Platte County, Missouri. Judge
Hitts is one of the older graduates of
the Missouri Universtty, receiving his
diploma in 1SG1, and Mrs. Hitt is one
of the Christian College girls. There
are six children living O. J.. P. J.
and L. W. Hitt. and Mrs. F. H. Em
mert. Mrs. H. S. Stark and Mrs. W. B.
Laughlin. All were present except O,
J. Hitt.
The occasion was quietly celebrated
by a 6 o'clock dinner for the imme
diate family, and later in the evening
relatives and many friends called and
extended their congratulations.
FRATERNITY COUNCIL LARGER
Members Added from Faculty and
Columbia Alumni.
The Pan-Hellenic Council, the ex
ecutive and legislative body control
ing the twelve fraternities at the
University, has decided to increase
its membership by the election of
alumni from the faculty and town.
At a banquet at the Virginia Grill
Tuesday night the following men
were chosen: Dean E. W. Hinton and
Prof. J. P. McBaine of the School of
Law, Dr. George Lefevre of the Col
lege of Arts and Science, Prof. C. L.
Brewer, director of athletics. From
the town alumni J. L. Stephens was
chosen. It is the intention of the
council to invite other alumni mem
bers to join. The officers for this
year are: President, Alex Thomas;
vice-president, Roy A. Drum; secre
tary. Ward A. Neff; treasurer, C. P.
LeMire.
MORE JOURNALISM STUDENTS
Increase This Year Over the Enroll
ment of Last Year.
The enrollment in the School of
Journalism of the University of Mis
souri shows an increase over last
year's enrollment, despite the in
crease entrance requirements and the
increased number of universities of
fering courses in journalism. Two
years of college work are now re
quired for entrance. Thirteen states
and two foreign countries are repre
sented in the enrollment: Kansas,
Arkansas, Mississippi, Illinois, Indi
ana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California,
Nebraska, Montana, Kentucky, Ten
nessee, Missouri, Canada and Japan.
Eight women students are enrolled.
Hochepnrt Couple Married.
Miss Lyda Roby and L. C. Pipes
were married Wednesday at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
O. C. Roby, near Rocheport. The cer
emony was performed by the Rev. W.
S. St. Clair. They will live on a farm
in Howard County.
MONEY WASTED ON
MANY STUDENTS
H. J. Davenport Says More
Could Be ', Educated if
Drones were Eliminated
TELLS HOW TO STUDY
Believes Best Graduate Is
One With Questioning
Mind.
"It is one great mistake to believe
that everyone can profitably be edu
cated," said Prof. H. J. Davenport in
the course of a short talk to University
students in the Y. M. C. A. Building
lat night. Professor Davenport spoke
on "How to Study."
"If Instructors could be relieved of
the task of constantly prodding stu
dents who do not care to be educated
and could devote their entire time and
energy to the instruction of those who
do care," said Professor Davenport,
"we could handle four times as many
students in each class as we do now.
In this way better instruction could be
provided and the expenses of running
the University could be reduced about
S7J percent. The funds of the state
are constantly being wasted on men
who are not paying dividends on the
investment"
Education does not consist, the
speaker said, in coming out of the Uni
versity with a large amount of knowl
edge. It is the student who comes out
of the college full of Interrogation
mark who has got the best out of his
university life. For when he goes out
into business life he will constantly be
learning by looking for the answers
to his questions. The purpose of ed
ucation is not to teach the student how
to make a dollar, but how to spend it
in such a way as to get the best out
of it.
"The best student," Professor Dav
enport said, "is the one who applies
himself diligently during his leisure
hours. I do not mean by this that the
student should have no time from his
studies: I believe that recreation peri
ods are necessary, not only to the
health of the student, but also toward
securing the best results from his
work. If the present prescribed work
could be shortened and the student
could be allowed more time for read
ing and for thought and investigation
outside the text it would be found to
be a great deal more profitable, pro
vided the student could be depended
upon to make use of this time. It is
what you are thinking and talking
about outside the cla-sroom that fur
nishes the real test of scholarship.
"Some students come to the Univer
sity not because they want an educa
tion but to get away from home and
have a good time. Such a student
ought not to be here. We haven't the
goods he wants in our shop, for our
business is not to teach dancing. That
student can do a great deal better by
staying at home and learning to make
himself useful there."
Professor Davenport also took up
the question of athletics in their rela
tion to intellectual life. He believes
in athletics as a recreation from study,
but only as such.
"In the words of Woodrow Wilson,"
he said, "I do not believe in letting the
sideshow cover up the main tent, or
in other words I do not believe that
the glory of the University depends
upon a drop kick or an end run."
RELATIVE OF. P. W. GRACE HERE
Arkansas Electrician, Chicago Bound,
Visits Srene of Student's Death.
W. L. Wood of Texardana, Ark., a
brother-in-law of Preston W. Grace,
the University student killed here re
cently by an electric shock, was vis
iting in Columbia yesterday. He left
last night for Chicago where he will
attend a convention.
Mr. Wood is an electrician at Tex-
arkana and is a graduate of the Mas
sachusetts Institute of Technology at
Boston, where he "made his letter"
on the football, baseball and track.
teams.
L. T. Terrell Wins Shoot.
L. L. Terrell won the fifty target
shoot with a score of forty-six yes
terday afternoon at the Columbia Gun
Club Grounds in Westwood. He gets
to wear the trophy cf the club, a dia
mond studded watch fob, until the
shcot next Thursday. The trophy be
long" to the Club and each week the
member making the highest score in
t'-e flrty targets is entitled to wear
it until the next shoot.
STEPHENS IT'S HEAD"
FOR FIFTEENTH TIME
Columbia Baptist Has Been
Moderator of State Asso
ciation Many Terms.
OUT ONLY ONE YEAR
Except Once When in Eu
rope, He has Served Con
tinuously Ever Since.
E. W. Stephens will go to Kansas
City October 22 to serve for the fif
teenth time as moderator of the Mis
souri Baptist Association, which
meets annually. With the exception
of one year when he was traveling
in Europe, Mr. Stephens has been
moderator of th association continu
ously. The association is reorganized
and new officers elected at each meet
ing.
When Mr. Stephens was first elected
moderator it was unusual for a lay
man to be elected to this office. Now
laymen are frequently elected.
Mr. Stephens was president of the
Southern Baptist Convention one year
and one year he was moderator of the
General Baptist Convention. The for
mer is composed of representatives
of all the Baptist churches of the
Southern states and the latter is com
posed of representatives of the South
ern and Northern conventions.
The convention which meets in
Kansas City October 22 will be in ses
sion about four days. The questions
that it deals with are those of state
missions, home missions, foreign mis
sions, education, orphans' home, san
itarium and the support of aged min
isters.
The convention will be preceded by
a ministers' conference Monday after
noon and night, October 21.
INTERESTED IN PURE FOODS
Demonstration of Household Tests At
tracted at State Fair.
Four men were kept busy at the
State Fair this week demonstrating
simple household tests for food adul-
I teration at the exhibit booth of Dr. W.
I P. Cutler, pure food and dairy com
missioner. Interested women were
shown how to tell milk with formal
dahyde in it, how to distinguish butter
from oleomargarine and numerous
other food substitutes. Samples of
condemned butter and canned goods
were on exhibit.
Upon request of the management
Doctor Cutler will take the exhibit to
the American Royal Stock Show at
Kansas City. This is the first time
that a pure food exhibit has been made
there.
Increased interest in pure food
keeps Doctor Cutler and his assistants
busy all the time. October 11 Doctor
Cutler will address the second Mis
souri Rural Life Congress at Kirks
ville. His subject will be "The Farmer
and His Home."
Y. M. C. A. IN 32 COLLEGES
N'early 4,000 N'ew Members Listed In
State This Year.
R, H. Garner, student secretary of
the organizations of the Y. M. C. A.
in the colleges of the state visited in
Columbia this week. He returned to
St. Louis yesterday.
Mr. Garner says that the Y. M. C. A.
has organizations in 32 colleges in the
state and that the members listed for
1912 are 3,731.
In the total number of memberships
there are 453 men who are preparing
for the ministry, CI who are going to
do foreign missionary work and 15
who will become association secreta
ries. The number of positions obtained by
the associations for students who
wished to earn their way through
school numbered 500.
HE DECLINED A RIDE
Y. W. C. A. oy Mistake Invites One
Man to Its Picnic.
Being the only man. invited to a Y.
W. C. A. picnic is something that few
students even the old grads can
boast. But D. A. Bickel. of Tarkio,
Mo., a student in the School of Educa
tion, received an invitation to go on a
picnic with the Y. W. C. A. girls next
Saturday. Mr. Bickel thinks it's all
because his first name is Dora.
Mr. Bickel has declined to attend the
picnic. He believes there was a mis
nnderstsnding somewhere.
BETTER RAILWAY SERVICE
Sleeping Car Put Back by the Kutj
Other Changes.
The sleeping car service between
Columbia and St. Louis will be begun
again Sunday. This will enable pas
sengers to take a through train and
get a full night's sleep, instead of
having to wait several hours at Mc
Baine. Another special train also will be
started Sunday, leaving at 5:35 a. m.
for Hannibal; Moberly, Fayette, Seda
lia, Nevada, Clinton and points in Ok
lahoma and Texas.
The new trains will be Nos. 3 and
4. Train No. 3 will leave St. Louis
at 11:40 p. m. arriving at Columbia
at 7 a. m., Boonville 7:22 a. m., Se
dalia 8:40 a. m. Train No. 4 will Se
dalia at 8:50 p. m., Boonville 10:13
p. m., and Columbia at J2:03 a. m.,
arriving St. Louis 7:30 a. m.
AD CLUB TO MEET TONIGHT
Date of the Annual Carnival Is to Be
Changed This Year.
The first meeting of the Ad CluD
will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight to
organize for the year. The county
clubs will be urged to elect their rep
resentatives. Members of the club
say they expect to work for the Ninth
Constitutional Amendment as indi
viduals, but the club as an organiza
tion will not take part in the cam
paign.
It is planned later in the year to
have a course of lectures on advertis
ing, through the Associated Ad Clubs
of America, with which the local so
ciety Is affiliated. The date of the
annual carnival has been changed. It
will come some time between Thanks
giving and the Christmas holidays, not
during the second semester as for
merly. The officers of the Ad Club
are: President, August Dieter; vice
president, J. P. Bennet; secretary, A.
M. Howard; treasurer, G. R. Hastings.
VISIT SOON BY W. B. PETTUS
University Graduate and Y. M. C. A.
Worker Has Returned from China.
W. B. Pettus, a graduate of the
University in 1901 who was general
secretary of the University Y. M. C
A. in 1900 and 1901, now National
Secretary of the Y. M. C A. in China,
has just returned to the United States
and will visit the University early in
November. Mr. Pettus will be ac
companied here by Mrs. Pettus and
they will be the guests of the local
Y. M. C. A.
John S. Moore, now secretary of
the University Y. M. C. A., says: "Mr.
Pettus is probably one of the strong
est men in the religious work that
hase ever gone out from this Univer
sity and is a recognized leader in
the Christian work in China."
SISTER OF J. P. ANTHONY DIES
Had Been in 111 Health for Some Time
Burial at Perry Grove.
Mrs. A. Butler, a sister of J. P But
ler of near Colombia, died yesterday
afternoon at Appleton City, Mo. Mrs.
Butler had been in ill health for some
time. She is survived by her husband
and two children: her mother, Mrs.
Nancy Anthony; a sister, Mrs. L. A.
Scibban and a brcther, J. P. Anthony.
The funeral services wil be held to
morrow morning at the Perry Grove
cemetery. The Rev Henry Chevans
will conduct the services.
SIMRALL-BANGS WEDDING
Former M. t". Girl Married In Sweet
Springs Mo.
Miss Martha Wallace Jones re
turned yesterday from Sweet Springs,
Mo., where she attended the wedding
of Miss Dorothy Simrall and Frank
Bangs. Miss Simrall is a former
University of Missouri student and a
member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority. Mr. Bangs is a former stu
dent of the University of Kansas. He
is a member of the Phi Delta Theta
fraternity.
Scientific Association Meeting:
A new section chairman will be
elected at the mect'ng of the mathe
matical and physical section of tha
Sr.entific Association to be held to
morrow night at 7:30 o'clock in the
physics lecture room of the Engineer
ine Building. Prof. H. Wade Hibbard
is the retiring chairman. Prof. Hib
bard will read a paper on "Academic
Efficiency Operating Engineering
Schools under Scienific Management."
Mrs. Hudson in Boulder, Coin.
Mrs. Jar William Hudson, wife of
Professor Hudson of the philosophy
denartment. will remain during the
school term at Boulder, Colo., where
she and her husband passed the sum
mer.
THIS PASTOR
A
FAST
E
Preacher Made Trip From
Columbia to Independence
In 7 Hours.
WAS IN AUTOMOBILE
Drove ,Home Over State
Highway From Road
Meeting.
The Rev. Frederick M. Smith, first
president of the Re-organized Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
recently road from Columbia to his
home in Independence in seven hours
running time. It is probably one of
the quickest trips ever made from
Columbia to Kansas City, a distance
of 159 miles. The distance to Inde
pendence is two miles less.
Mr. Smith was returning from the
Missouri Old Trails Road convention
in Fulton and Mineola. He left Col
umbia at 4:50 o'clcok Saturday after
noon and reached his home in Inde
pendence at 1 o'clock in the morning,
stopping fifty minutes at Slater and
a short time at Marshall.
Mr. Smith tells of his ride in a let
ter received here. He writes:
"I was glad of the opportunity,
quite unexpected as it was, to see
so much of the cross state highway
as I did. We left Columbia at 4:40
p. m. and at 1:00 a. m. I was at home
in Independence, having covered the
distance in eight hours, twenty min
utes, at an average speed of about
nineteen miles per hour. Counting
out the time lost at Glasgow in find
ing the ferry man to take us across,
and the fifty minutes we stopped at
Slater for supper and a short rest,
and a short stop at Marshall for gas
oline, would put the average above
twenty miles per hour, which is sure
ly a good record.
"The road from Columbia to Judge
Hariston's home was negotiated at
some discomfort to the Judge and me
in the back seat, for Mr. Mead's de
termination to make speed caused
some of the "thank-you-ma'am" in
the road and the "high bridges" to
send the Judge and me up into the
air occasionally. But at no time did
the car run out from under us, we
always alighted in the seat, and Mrs.
Hariston and Mr. Mead on the front
seat did not seem to mind our bumps
one bit. But despite the speed and
the rough portions of the road the
Judge and I enjoyed our conversa
tion. "The Judge and Mrs. Harriston,
with genuine southern hospitality,
urged us to stay all night at their
home; but Mr. Mead, afraid of rain,
was anxious to get as far towards
home as possible, and so we left them
at their gate, and from there to Glas
gow we hurried at top speed, to make
it by seven if possible. We did. with
nineteen minutes to spare. But the
boat was tied up and so we hunted
up the ferrymen to take us over.
From the other side to Slater was a
succession of spurts and slow-ups,
spurts on the good stretches and slow
tips to ease over ruts and bumps.
"Mr. Mead is by far the most pro
ficient driver I have ever sat beside.
He seems to know every inch of his
car; and while to a casual observer
he appears to punish his car yet a
close observation will show that in
every way he favors his engine, giv
ing it every advantage. And the en
gine is of course the most vital and
essential part of the car. His atten
tion being always centered on the
road, he makes wonderful time by
always taking advantage of every
smooth piece, negotiating the bumps
with consummate skill generally. But
then, he was driving a wonderful car.
I think I never saw an engine work
nicer or truer. It Is a wonder.
"At Slater we stopped, at 7:40 p.
m., for supper, and rested ourselves
by walking about some. We stayed
fifty minutes, and at 8:20 started to
wards Marshall. The fourteen miles
was covered in thirty minutes. A
short stop for gasoline and oil and
we were off again for Kansas City.
With unerring accuracy and without
hesitation, Mr. Mead made the right
turns, never once missing the trail.
It was an interesting and novel trip,
made, as it was, from east of Glas
gow by the light of the lamps.
"Sailing" was easy from Levasy in.
though a recent heavy coating of oil
prevented Mr. Mead from making the
speed he desired. But we went
plenty fast, and at 1 a. m. ended my
part of the run, for I was home."
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