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UHIYEESITT -MISSOtJIUir,' MONDAY, OCTOBER' 14, 1912.
An Erealnr D1JI7 by the Students Jn the
School of Journalism at the Unlrertltr
HARRT D. GOT
University Mlssourlan Association tnc.)
J. Harrison Hronn, president;' ISC,, ?
Jl.inn. secretary; James I!. May..yrr A.
Neff. I'aul J. Thompson. II. J. McKay, V.
K Hall. T. S. Hudson, Ivan H. EpuMson.
Office: In Vlrplnla Illdp.. Down flairs.
Entered at the Poatofflce of Columbia, Mo.,
aa arcoad-claas mall matter.
Two Ihillars a Year by Carrier or Mall.
Addreia all communication to
THE UNIVERSITY BAXD.
Excellence In the University Cadet
Band has been the rule for so many
years that the students are apt. to
fail to appreciate the work done by
At mass meetings, at athletic con
tests, at, almost every sort of a pro
gram with which the University is
connected, the band is an almost in
dispensable adjunct. Its members
have been equally ready to fill the
program at assembly or to lead a
The cadet band is one 7Of the big
gest assets the University has.
have more than 10 per cent of the
roads improved and sixteen counties
have., less than 10 per cent improved.
The average land value In the forty-
five counties is $65.79 an acre, where
as Jn the sixteen counties the average
value is $45.50, or 35 per cent cheaper
than in the counties with improved
roads. In North Carolina good roads
have increased the land values nearly
50 per cent.
Many a time you have hesitated
and even declined to do a thing be
cause you hated to break a precedent.
But did you ever think that it is
through breaking precedents that hu
manity has come out of its original ig
norance? If man had always been
afraid of breaking precedents he
would still have the ox cart instead
of the steam engine or automobile,
still have pony express or human
messenger instead of the telegraph,
still be back where he wad several
hundred years ago. Being afraid to
break a precedent is what made the
great Chinese empire so far behind
Strict adherence to a precedent is
fanatical. It is the chief drawback
of the world. It is the plea of all
selfishness and ignorance against en
lightenment There are too many
people who want to Bee nothing ex
cept the things that their grand
fathers saw. Samantha Allen said
that some people were so terribly
conservative that if you were to offer
them a chance to see the other side
of the moon they would decline on
the ground that their grandfather got
along without seeing it.
' . Li
In the October World's Work, Logan
Waller Page, director of the Office of
Public Roads, United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, tells of the pro
fits of good roads. The fact that the
glion is thoroughly aroused over
good roads is shown by the introduc
tion of eighty-three bills and resolu
tions concerning road improvement
in the last session of congress. But,
according to Mr. Page, national aid
is not the solution of the road prob
There are in the United States
WHY OT A CITY LIBRARY!
Outside the public schools, there is
nothing more essential to the educa
tional advancement of a community
than a public library. Everybody
realizes this. It is shown by ' the
many libraries established in the
cities, in almost every town and school
Columbia has a small library main
tained by the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution. It also has access
to the library of the University. Is
this enough? "Most certainly," you
would say upon first thought But
upon investigation you will find that
the books and literature In the Uni
versity- library are little used by
those outside the University. In fact
if the library were u6ed to any great
extent by those not in the University,
it would be inadequate for the use of
High school and common school
students need to know the use of
books. They should learn how to
supplement their school work by out
side reading. Such training is of in
estimable value when the boy or girl
enters college. A wide acquaintance
with books, in truth, creates a desire
for greater learning.
'l The Daughters of the American
Revolution have seen the need of a
public library In Columbia. They
have supplied that need as best they
can, which fact is a tribute to their
interest in the city's welfare. The
literary and scientific clubs of the
city appreciate the value of books.
Every organization for the good of
the communty can make use of up-to-
date literature. Every person seeks
information and is glad when he can
find answers to the questions which
arise in his mind.
A distinct building for the use of
the reading public would be another
tribute to Columbia's civic advancement
BOARDJAJT 9.25 A DAY
An Intimate Chat With the Proprietor of a
Very Expensive Lodging House in
"I run the most expensive boarding that ever was. I beat time for 'em.
house in town."
G. H. Ashlaw, the Columbia city
Jailer, "Judge" as his friends and his
"boarders" call him, was talking to a
"I have been a farmer, a , grocer,
have run a livery stable, a hotel and
'just like this. Oh, we have some
"I've only been here about a year.
Old 'Uncle Mike" Tyson was here be
fore me, but he's dead. I guess I'll
be here as long as I can get enough
Just then one of the "waiters" came
almost everything else, and now here , in to take a broom back to a boarder
I am running a first-class boarding wno waa B0,nS to sweep out the place.
house and academy. We charee-our i Tlie reporter was curious to see what
"Chicago is trying to get good
enough to Bhudder when New York is
mentioned," says the Springfield (ifo.)
boarders $9.25 for a night's lodging,
supper and breakfast Sometimes' -we
charge them $13.25'"in'd sometimes
even $23 and costs.
"I hire a cook. I feed them 'roast
beef, beans, potatoes, baked apples
and on Thanksgiving and Christmas
and legal holidays I give them a lit
tle extra feed. J give them good home
cooking old fashioned cooking and
It's good enough for anyone, good
enough for Taft I don't believe' in
locking a fellow up and then not
feeding him well.
"I've got eight in here now. I can
accommodate as high as forty or fifty.
Sometimes when we have a celebra
tion, I have a full house. ,During the
last summer, though, I .had hardly
any boarders In here and wasn't mak
ing anything, so I made a kick to the
Council and got a salary. Fifteen dol
lars a month, that's some salary, altft
"I have them work on 'the' street
and keep it clean. ' As soon as it
stops raining I'll take them out and
put 'em to work. Got to give them
some exercise so they'll have an ap-
feme lor luai dinner mac I give em.
"I run an academy, too. Some come
for the short course, and some stay
longer. Some of them get expelled
and some graduate to a higher Insti
tution, where they can teach "em
more and care for 'em better," he con
tinued, pointing to thecounty Jail.
"What do I teach 'em? Well, I
teach music. Sure, we have lots-of
music in here sometimes. We have
the banjo, guitar and French harp,
and then they sing. Last week we
had five negroes in here that -could
sing as fine as any vaudeville actors
the "boarding house" looked like.
"Judge" Ashlaw pulled a big key out
of his pocket and unlocked the iron
door. Inside was a row of cages
they looked like animal cages at a
zoo a big stove and not much else.
A long, lean negro was sitting on a
bench, near the door. He was bare
footed. "This," Bald the jailer, "Is my friend
Lanky from New York. He came to
Columbia to spend his money."
"Lanky" didn't seem to appreciate
the joke or to feel happy over the
use to which he had put his money.
He didn't even offer a recommenda
tion for the boarding house.
The top of the six or eight cages
was covered with tin cans and soiled
dishes and tobacco cans. Coats and
shoes were lying around. These
boarders do not dress for dinner. The
place was dark and close, the walls
finished with'- concrete and trimmed
in iron. The iron window screens
would not keep flies out, but they
were designed to keep the boarders in.
"There's another room just like this
one back there," volunteered our
friend the jailer. The reporter need
ed air, so he didn't go back to 'the
"How would you like to be one of
my boarders?" The reporter declined
"Weir, son, I haven't any news for
you this morning. Some time when
something happens I'll give you some
news that'll spread all over your front
page. But they're all scared now,
with court a' goln' on. No, I ain't got
nothing for you this morning but ad
vice, and I guess you get plenty of
that" c. M. E.
Echoes of Yesterday.
Five Years Ago.
A special city election wasi an
nounced for November 12 to elect city
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Glllespy enter
tained Columbia friends at a fishing
party at their home near Providence.
Two new rural routes were an
nounced for Columbia patrons. They
were Routes 9 and 10 and were to
start November 1. '
Ten Years Ago.
W. S. St. Clair began, a series of
meetings in the Christian Church at
The cadets had four companies of
Infantry and were going to organize
a squad for artillery work.
John S. Moore of St. Louis, state
college secretary of the Y. M. C. A.,
was here to aid in young men's meetings.
Twenty Years Ago.
A story was being told of a fresh
man who visited the secretary's office
to pay his fees, pulled off a shoe and
The Australian ballot system was
one of the new things at the fall elec
The Rev. G. W. Hatcher was called
to the pastorate of the Baptist Church.
He came from Kansas City.
Deans and President Received. .
President A. Ross Hill and the
deans of the departments of the Uni
versity formed a receiving line and
welcomed the new men students at a
reception at the Y. M. C. A. Building
Saturday night. Sceretary J. S. Moore
of the Y. 51. C. A. invited the faculty
and students into the assembly hall
to discuss the meaning of the term
Do the Leaves
Tear Out of Your
Loose Leaf Note
If they do, get some
"cummed patches" at
the Co-Op. These are
strong gummed paper
rings Just the same as
you see on tags. All
you have to do is to
moisten one side of
them and place it over
the punch holes in the
I sheets. The sheets
will never tear out
You need these ring
especially for the first
pages in your loose leaf
note book on which the
wear comes most. Wc
are selling more and
more of the rings each
day. It might be well
to get .your, rings now to
save the wear on our
IF TOUR WATCH
bring them to Heoninger's where
they will be repaired by experts
and returned to you in perfect
c onditio i.
watch free M. d SlSBroadtvay
JT We've nearly starved
Jl to death since You've
been away ! ! ! ! !
108 S. Ninth. Phone221-B
Mlssourlan wants pay.
gather about Columbia electric 'lights
- . i
"An Egyptian girl 4,000 years go
wrote to her lover on a baked brick
in which she asked him to live for
ever for her," says the Joplin Naws-Herald-
"Nowadays, i the, girls want
their lovers to die for them' the edi
tor adds. ' --
"That war between Turkey and
Italy is almost as full of thrills as an
International chess tournament," says
the Mexico Evening Ledger.
2,250,000 miles of roads. To recon
struct this vast mileage would re
quire the sum of $22,500,000,000, and
to maintain the roads after construc
tion, $1,125,000,000 yearly.
Mr. Page declares the first thing
needed is to reform and modernize
our present state, township and coun
ty system. He asserts that experience
has shown that money Bpent under
state auspices had produced far bet
ter results and that roads have been
much better maintained than under
the county and township system. The
state work, however, he admits, has
been much hampered by politics. But
the worst Interference has been in
the county and townships where 140,
000 appointments are made every year
or two without knowledge and with
The hope of the country, says Mr.
Page, is in state highway depart
ments, under the direction of experts.
He tells of some figures collected by
the United States omce of Public
Roads, which Is now studying a num
ber of counties where road improve
ment is being made. In Masschu-t'
setts prior to 1890 the value of agri
cultural land steadily decreased. In
1 900 Massachusetts led all states in
the improvement of roads, and like
wise In the percentage of increase In
land values. The increase had been
from $2 to $10 an acre. In Northern
Ohio forty-five agriculture counties
"During the month of September, It
rained every day but two in Water
town, N. Y. And yet some people say
there is nothing in a name," says the
News Herald of Joplin.
A temperature of 92 degrees op
pressed Livingston County Sunday be
fore last until a sudden change to 35
degrees late in the afternoon, which
caused many cold, according to the
"Dr. A. Ross Hill, president of the
University of Missouri, is forty-three
years old today (October 4). "The
number of comparatively young men
who are doing big things is constantly
increasing," says the Joplin News-Herald.
"Dog Catcher Wanted," advertises
W. H. Youse. citv clerk of TTunnlhnl
in the Morning Journal of that city.
The headline is in type half an inch
high (36-point type), which indicates
that it must be difficult to catch a dog
catcher in Hannibal.
"We should have said last week
that Mrs. John Hoffman lost a suit
jacket instead of a silk Jacket,"! hum
bly admits the Butler Weekly Times.
But it is a safe guess that some
printer felt the might of an editor's
THE MISSOURIAN'SJ OFFICIAL WEATHER MAP
"Reports from the ringside indicate
that J. Frost retains his title as
champion fly swatter of the world
and points west," says the Nevada
Evening Post. We should like to en
list the aid of the pugilist in swatting
several million green buns which
According to the Marshall Democrat-News,
G. W. Newton, a resident
of Marshall, was the first ' Instructor
of Miss Felice Lyne. Kansas City's
second famous prima donna. Mr.
Newton says he taught the dainty
singer In the preparatory department
of the Slater public schools, before
the child had any thought of becom
ing an artist of world reputation.
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
ftcxvGL, rvcAinfcK BUREAU.
Here is the latest in fish stories
from the Linneus Bulletin. "While
Dave Irly of Warrensburg was--wading
in Blackwater Creek, he poked his
foot into the mouth of a big yellow
catfish. ' Dave howled a-plenty, and
his companions rescued him. and
caught the fish, which weighed, thirty
pounds. Dave's foot was badly lacer
ated and he is not hankering after the
Job of being used for fish bait again."
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October 14, 1912.
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h,hLhte,hIgheVemPeratUre in Co,umb,a yesterday was 67 and the lowest last night was 37 A year ao the
highest temperature was 72 and the lowest was 58. Forecast till 7 p. m. tomorrow-
or Missouri: Fair tonight and Tuesday; not much change In temnera-turi vm'Bt i i ., . . ...
Weather Conditions: The weather Is cloudy and showery aUVtoToSf & ,. .
In Columbia fine weather with moderate temperature will likely continue for the
next 36 hours or more.
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