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UMVERS1TT MISSOURIAX, SUNDAY, OCTOBER , 1912.
An Erenln Ially by the Students iu tlie
School of Journalism at the Luiversily
IIARKY I. UV
University Miitonrlan Auoriatlan, Inc.
T IIAUMSON IJKOWN. President.
iiOKEKT S. MANN. Secretary.
Jtmta i. May
Ward A. Neff
Rex B. Ma gee
Paul J. Thompson
II. J. McKay
V. E. Hall
Office: IJwa Stair in Virlnl Buildlnc
Entered at tbe I'ostoffice of Columbia, Mo.,
as ecod-clas laail matter.
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THE UIIILE AS LITERATURE
Thought Sunday is a day of rest, it
could well be used for an occupation
that would enrich our minds and give
us a greater knowledge of humanity.
This is the study of the Bible.
We all agree that the Uible is a
great work. The Bible goes back to
remote antiquity, when literature was
at its highest development. Here we
find the linest love stories, the great
est orations; here are narrated deeds
of daring and noble sacrifices. Where
today is a man of the wisdom of Solo
mon or the eloquence of .Moses?
It is easy to acquire the habit of
reading the Bible on Sunday. It comes
natural. It is the best Sunday occu
pation. WE CAN' SUUl'LY.
The number of applicants for civil
service jobs in France last year act
ually dwindled by SO per cent. If
this revolution in French life contin
ues, it is said, government officers
will soon have to take whomever they
can get to fill the vacant position.
Here is opportunity for a display
of international friendship and help
fulness. The United States from its
many office-seekers, who now, in this
campaign year, are in great abund
ance, can well spare enough for the
positions in France. Much better can
the nation spare these than she can
her" fair daughters who seek to be
come duchesses and countesses.
A HUMORIST SUCCEEDS.
Job Hedges has found that it pays
to be a humorist. He has been se
lected as the Republican candidate
for governor of New York. And it is
conceded by all that it is his sense
of humor and his personal popularity
that have won him the place.
For years Hedges lias been a figure
in Xew York party politics. It was
not the devices of the average politi
cian that made him so. He did no'
concoct smooth schemes or wory over
prospects. He simply radiated jovial
ity and inspired confidence wherever
he went. His smile was irresistible.
He spoke wherever needed and always
was humorous. He showered opti
mistic oratory at the Chicago conven
tion. And now hes a gubernatorial
A VOTE EOlt EDUCATION.
At the November election every
voter in .Missouri will have an oppor
tunity to cast a ballot for education.
The proposed educational amendment
will increase the taxation on each
dollar of assessed valuation only one
mill. Individually it is a small
amount. As a whole it will add $1.-fi.-.o.floo
to the general revenue.
The proposed amendment is gen
eral in its scope. It is not intended
to aid any one educational institution
but all schools in Missouri. The bill
is "to provide a fund which the legis
lature shall use for the support and
maintenance of public elementary and
high schools and for the support and
maintenance of the University, nor
mal schools and Lincoln Institute. A
clause in the bill requires that at
least 2," per cent of the amount raised
shall be used for public elementary
schools and high schools.
For example let us say that one
third of the amount raised will be
given to the University, one-third to
the Normal schools and Lincoln In
stitute and one-third to the public
elementary and high schools. This
will increase the appropriation of the
normal schools and to the University
only a small amount. However, to
each school district one-third more
will be added.
Missouri, it is true, has advanced
wonderfully in educational lines in
the last twenty years, yet today the
state ranks thirteenth in its per capita
expenditures for public schools. The
mill tax will promote our advance. It
means better educational advantages
for every boy and girl in the state,
which in turn means better citizens.
The mill tax will be an advantage
for no special class of people, but for
all classes. It is for the city, the
large town, the small town and the
rural district. To vote "no" means
that we stand still; to vote "yes"
means we go forward.
RARE CURRENCY SENT HERE
United Slates Cites Unh entity Collec
tion of Old Bills.
A valuable assortment of old Con
federate currency, seized by the Uni
ted States government during the
Civil war. has been presented to the
University Library by Franklin Mac
Veagh, Secretary of the United States
Treasury. There are about 100 bills
of all denominations from 50 cents up
There has been a big demand for
these bills. Organizations in every
state in the Union have written to
Washington for some of them. The
University was one of the first to be '
Many of the hills sent here are in
a good state of preservation. Some
are printed on both sides, but many
of them are printed on one side only.
This is true especially of the bills of
Three $100 bills were sent to the
library. Two of these were "payable
to the bearer within six months after
the ratification of a treaty of peace
between the Confederate States of
America and the United States." The
third one was payable after the rati
fication of a treaty, but if not paid
at that time was to bear interest at
the rate of two cents a day.
Other bills were for $,"0. $20, $10.
$."., $1 and .".0 cents.
The printing on the hills is not as
good as that done at the present time
on the United States government bills.
It is not even in some instances, but
is in every case easy to read. On the
back of the $100 and $."0 bills are
printed in large letters with fancy
backgrounds the words "Hundred"
The bills are of about the same size
as those now in use in this country.
The one exception is found in the case
of the ,"o cent bills, which are much)
j gle tickets are unusral, a list of at
were made legal tender , tactions such as Phi AIu Alpha is I
the Confederate government for I
everything except export dues. They , w.01lli, cost more JO the ,,earer m .,, !
depreciated rapidly during the war.l,arBe citv ian hcm luembers of the'
until in KS04 they became worth only j societv sav ,v ,)tIvillK season ti(;kots
about an insignificant part of their ,he Bl"lcccss f the whole series may,1
face value. .Many of them were cap-, )(, assurcd ., thc ,,rice Df the sinl-1
fllivtil 1... lin ITiiWtit nvititc !.. thn .
........ ... ...v. ....... a.....i-a ii. '
The money has been stored in the
Federal treasury at Washington, D.
C, half a century and is now being
distributed as historic relics to insti-
tutions that agreed to preserve the .
supply sent them. H. O. Severance,
University librarian, wrote to the 1
treasury department that the Univer
sity of .Missouri would be glad to re
ceive some of the bills and they were
sent to him immediately.
"1 do not -fcnow what we will do
with them." said .Mr. Severance. "We
haven't any very good place to dis
play them, but will try to find one.
At present the bills are in my desk."
CONCERTS AT A LOW" COST
M'aMin Tickets fur Plil 3In Alphr
Series on Sale Mondiii.
At a recent auction sale of ticket'
or symphony concerts in Iloston, :
ingle seat brought ril. The sain
eat was sold for $7S last year. Tin
s an instance noted by the member
if Phi Mu Alpha, as the price th
niblic is willing to pay in some com
nullities to hear good music.
The people of Columbia may hea
;ood music, at a cost of twenty cent
ach for seats in the gallery when
lie music may be heard as clearly a
lownstairs or of fifty cents a con
ert for scats on the main floor. These
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THE STUDENT ACTIVITY TICKET
Good Results That Have Come From
$5 Books Admitting to
To give college competition a defi
nite income for equitable division
i among the diflierent sports and activ-
To give those loyal students and
friends, who regularly attend inter
collegiate contests, the benefit of a
very much reduced price.
To insure minor contests the proper
For these three primary reasons,
the Committee on Intercollegiate
Athletics, upon the urgent recommend
ation of Prof. C. L. Brewer, director
of athletics, last year adopted the
student activity ticket.
The innovation proved successful
from the very cutset. Before the ath
lstic season had well opened, activity
books to the number of 1,132 had been
sold rit $." each, and f'e athletic com
mittee found it had received, after de
ducting the commission granted to
canvassers, $.",427.0. Incidentally a
good attendance was insured for all
contests, even for those with poor or
Xor did bad weather
affect the financial end of a contest.
The income was in a measure already
The activity ticket, or rather book
of tickets, contains a total of thirty-
six coupons. They are divided in this!
manner: Football. S; Basket Ball. 10;
Debating. 3; Baseball. 9; Track, 3; season it cashed in $1,677.09. Track
Tennis, 3. ' followed the same rule. Last season
The estimate of tickets was based it brought in $1,509,70, as against $1,
on the number of contests held on 137.19 the season before. Baseball
home grounds the year before. (increased from $$1.791.C3 to $2.159.6S.
Basing the figuers en th admission , Hut the other effects from the ac
to each of these contests separately, a t'viy ticket are perhaps even more
person to have seen them all would important than the financial. Crowds
have spent $10.55 during the year. By turned out to see minor contests. De
buying an activity ticket, he saved I bates are now attended. Opening
$11.55. This year he may attend con-; games draw good-sized crowds. The
testa for an actual cost of less than 14 , effect of all this on the contestants is
cents each. ' visible.
The division of the income from the
activity tickets was also based on the
proportionate returns from several !
preceeding years. Football, of course,
gets the lion's share CO per cent. It
is the only sport in the Missouri Val
ley Conference that almost positively
prices may be compared with the
one paid in Boston, for symphony
e of course sucn prices tor sin-
i.;s , ri,;.. !,!. .:,, :
conrcrts mav be reduced to a mm:
Season tickets for the I'hi .Mn Al.ia
concerts will go on sale tomorrow
October 7. Tickets will be sold to
subscribers until October 21, when
lcs,, soason tickets mav bc reserved
,,ofnro tll( pnprn, Kn)p of tickets h-
gins. In this wav those who sub
scribe for season tickets may lime a
choice of resenations before the gen
eral public. General sale of tickets' '
yill be October 2C to 31.
! The first number of the series, the 1
, Kruno Huhn Quartet will appear Oc- 1
tober .11. The others will follow, one
I each month, for six months. The se
' ries includes an unsual variety in the
music offered, the first number being
a vocal quartet, with soloists, and (
others including a string quartet, a ,
.oliuist, a piaist. and a symphony or
hestra. Madame Gadski, the grant'
pera soprano, will also appear un
'er the auspices of Phi Mu Alpha
Vhile her concert will not be iiiclud
d in the series for which tickets will
le sold tomorrow, those who buy the
eason tic5:ets may near the Gadski
oncert at a lower price than those
vho attend onlv that one number.
1 Progressive Party 3Ieeti:nr.
The Progressives will hold a ineet
ng at the V. M. C. A. at 7::i0 o'clock
oinorrow night. K. I.. Mitchell. M.
C. Griffith and others will speak.
OH THE. TEE. AND -
MAKE MM FVRST
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guarantees a profit. The per cent
division is: Football. CO per cent;
Baseball, 12; Basketball, 12; Track,
12; Tennis, 2; Dehating, 2.
Visiting teams receive 25 cents for
each activity coupon turned in. This
is allowed on the theor that the ad
mission would have been 50 cents.
The arrangement is in force with all
visiting teamr. except where a given
amount is g -arpnteed. The arrange
ment would, at first thought, appear
to result in a loss to the University. '
But it does not woik out so in the.
general average. While the division
is made on the theory that the admis
sion would have been 50 cents, actual
ly it is frequently as high as a dollar
with an extra charge for reserved
seats. This fact, aside from making
up what losses may accrue from the
25 cent diviicn, r.'so has another ef
fect in that it makes the merely oc
casional supporter of athletics pay
dearly for his occasionalism.
Far from a loss, the activity ticket,
has produced results far greater than
was ever expected. The total football
'nconi" last season was $21,023.1-1.
The ?eaon before, when the Kansas
j;ame had the addition;!1 financial ad
vantage of being pl.iy-J in Kansas
City, the income only exceeded this
Tlie previous season in
basketball brought in $1,344.30
Faculty of Stephens t Home.
The faculty of Stephens College will
be at home to their friends from 4
to C o'clock Monday afternoon, Oc
October 5, 1912.
r-fjVtj e O. WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
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Observations taken at 8 a. m.. 75th meridian time. Air pressure reduced to sea level. Isobars (continuous lines) pass Uirouch poinis
or equal airpressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass throuKh points of equal temperature: drawn only for zero. tieezias. . ! ! aad lou.
O fie"; O partly cloudy: cloudy; rain: snow; report missins. Arrows fly with the wind. Fim figures, lowest tem
perature, past 12 hours; second, precipitation of -.01 inch or more for past 24 hours; third, maximum wind velocity. "
The highest temperature in Columbia yesterday was 7:t and the lowest last night was CI A years ago yes
terday the highest was ns and the lo west was ."..";. Forecast till 7 p. m. tomorrow.
Weather Condition..: An area of high barometer is over the eastern half or the country which is giving fine
weather from the Mississip.-ii to the Atlantic and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. A low pressure area is
over the Kocky Mountain region, hav ing a well defined center in Utah, r.iiile at the same tim there is a high
pressure to the northward; this com bination is giving stormy conditions over a large area. Rain is falling in
the Dakotas. Wyoming and Idaho, sn ow in Montana, Nevada and the southern part of Utah, with high winds:
, there has been a marked fall in the temperature in nearly all of the Northwestern States and Western Canada.
In Columbia most of the next :W hours ought to be fair and warm, changing during Sunday afternoon or
f night to rain and cooler.
Just a Lesson In "Gawlf."
will furnish your evening's
entertainment with good
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Cash or monthly payments Chea
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THE MISSOURIAN'S OFFICIAL WEATHER MAP
S. Department of Agriculture.
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they Moom in winter
Crocus, Chinese Lily
We haie decorating planls. so
cut tlowers for all occasions.
Chrysanthemums will he in soo.
H. EL KEIM, Mgr.
Music for AH Occassions.
We've nearly starved
to death since You've
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