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VIYERSITT mSSOUBIAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1912.
An Krenlnir Dally by the Students in the
scnooi or Journalism at me university
HAItKY V. GUV
Uulvernlty Mlsiourl.in Association (Inc.)
J. Harrison Iironu, president; Itoliert S.
Maim, secn-tary; James !. May. Ward A.
XetT. Paul J. Thompson, II. J. -McKay, V.
I). Hall, T. S. Hudson, Iran II. Kpperson.
Office: In Virginia Illds.. Donn Stairs.
Entered at tne I'ontofflce of Columbia, Mo.,
as second-class mail matter.
Two Uollirs a Year by Carrier or Mail.
Address all communications to
.MOKE ABOUT KOOTIXi.
The Missouri rooters showed a com
mendable spirit in their treatment of
the Rolla team last Saturday. It was
natural the should cheer more for
the Tigers, but no less vigorously did
they cheer for the Miners when the
occasion demanded. This shows the
brave weaving socks for the soldiers
who fought for our liberty. Washing
ton, Lincoln, Lee all pass and repass
on the screen. Then, too, pictures of
things in the making are shown.
Shops are visited where steel rails and
graiu mowers are made. The stu
dents take a great deal more interest
in the works of Shakespeare after
they have seen the play, "Macbeth,"
on the boards. Interest in current
events is stimulated by animated
The moving picture machine is used
in other than the public schools. Med
ical colleges find it indispensable. A
school for the deaf in Colorado
teaches mining and farming by the
use of films. Picture machines are
used in class rooms at the University
And now word comes that the Ital
ian army treats its soldiers to a free
RUNNING A CITY GOVERNMENT.
More Than S125,000 Required Each Year For
Columbia's Operating Expenses A
Clerk Like Mark Twain.
right spirit toward visiting teams and
should continue throughout the s,ea- LioWng picture show every night to
son. wniie some of us may not al
ways obey the precepts of the Golden
Rule, yet when it comes to the treat
ment of a football team, we should
"do unto others as we would have
others do unto us." Ames, Washing
ton and Nebraska should be treated
in the same sportsmanlike manner. 5
make them satisfied and keep them
from getting homesick. The movies
are indeed on the move. And the
move is upward.
THE FLAW AT LAWRENCE, MASS.
We are still loyal to our flag.
Thirty thousand persons marched
through the streets of Lawrence,'
Mass., carrying American flags as a
protest against the red flag parades
of the I. W. W. members.
We are glad to hear the city's re
pudiation of the organization which
has given it so much undesirable pub
licity. However much we sympathize
with factory or labor conditions, we
cannot approve of the methods of
revolutionists who would tear down
without building up. l
This parade was not a repudiation
of the Lawrence strike, not a settle
ment of opposition to the demand of
factory workers for better wages, but
simply a demonstration against the
principles and methods of an organization.
Through the efforts of the Phi Mu
Alpha, a musicaj fraternity of the
University of Missouri, Columbians
will have the opportunity to hear
some of the best musical talent dur
ing this school year. Six concerts
have been arranged five to run as a
series, and a separate one by Madame
Gadski. One dollar will buy a season
ticket in the balcony and $2.50 one
on the main floor for the five attrac
tions. One concert will be given each
month from October till March. To
hear the St. Louis Symphony orches
tra is worth the price of the whole
It goes without saying that the Phi
Mu Alpha expects very liberal sup
port in the way of attendance. Other
wise it could not afford such costly
attractions at such a low admission.
The number attending must necessar
ily make up for low price. And here
is the point. If such concerts are ex
pected in the future this series must
be supported by large attendance.
The price does not stand in the way.
It simply is a question of whether you
are interested in good music or not.
Here is a chance for everyone to get
Interested in good music. And more
over, here is a chance to hear as good
music as can the 'people of St. Louis;
Chicago or New York. What an op
portunity! Surely it will not be neglected.
Had the visitor dropped into Broad
way in the night time, he might eas
ily have been led to believe himself
in a metropolitan city thoroughfare.
But he had got into Columbia on a
railroad branch line and knew better,
although his sense of sight seemed to
indicate the contrary. For Broadway
at any time is a street much fre
quented. It is one of the longest
streets in the world, extending from
Rocheport to Fulton which gives op
portunity for someone to remeasure
the old Cumberland Road and start a
Broadway is a street of types. The
visitor is somewhat surprised to see
the throng of farmers and their ve-
Running a city government is a
business. And in Columbia, where it
takes more than $125,000 to grease
the machinery of the government
every year, it's a business of no mean
proportions. In many ways the city
is like a large corporation.
The president of the corporation is
the mayor. He has a board of direc
tors, who are called councilmen in
the city constitution. The business
manager is the city clerk. At the
head of the sales departments are the
collector, the superintendent of th5
water and light plant and the police
Judge. They pass out the receipts for
the revenue which comes into the
Those who run the production de
partment are the city engineer, the
fire chief, the engineer of tbe wattr
and light plant, the assessor and the
city marshal. And of course with a
corporation with such manifold inter
ests and deals there must be an at
torney. In this case he is called the
The likeness to the big concern is
readily seen. Thc only big difference
in that the city officials do not get the
princely salaries of corporation heads.
Did you ever stop to think that the
mayor of Columbia gets only $400 a
year? The councilmen are allowed
just iuu a year, the city attorney
$150 and fees, the marshal $1,000, the
fire chief $600 and the city clerk $900.
The machinery of this business has
a mainspring in the person of the
city clerk. He has gradually assumed
responsibility until through him all
branches of the business are brought
to a focus. Passing from administra
tion to administration he has "broken
in" the different officials until they
p!1 look to the clerk for information
the keeping of peace. Counting off
the money paid in fines, the figures
show that the city loses more than
$3,000 each year on the order prob
lem. This Includes the money 'paid
for policemen's salaries, judge's and
attorney's fees, jailer's salary and
keeping up the city jail.
The money for paying running ex
penses is got by some form of taxa
tion. Property owners here are pay
ing 50 cents, the legal limit, on each
$100 of property. There is also a 70
cent rate which has been voted to
pay the money for the sinking fund.
This is applied to the indtebdness,
which amounts to $247,500.
School money is collected by the
county. More receipts must come
from somewhere in the years to come
because the city goes in debt every
year. With the most economical ad
ministration in 1911 the city came out
$7,000 behind. P. J. T.
Echoes of Yesterday,
hides in the midst of a busy street
typical of a large city. That would on any part of the government. He's
seem out or place except near a mar- J en the job from 7 o'clock till late in
ketplace busy with sales of produce iJi:e afternoon. And his is a position
fresh from truck gardens and farms, that must be the center for all busi
And yet a hasty count would reveal nc-ss transactions of the city,
as many if not more motor cars of all , Who .g this manager or ch cerk
models; old and new, touring cars'-,, you ask? Probablv you have not
and runabouts. Again his thoughts, "
turn to that big city idea, strength- j
ened by the appearance in the back- writing desks.
ground of a large motor bus with a ' A business man leaving the teller's
A patrolman steps into the center
of congested traffic to direct the ve
hicles. Crossing patrolmen thrive
only in busy centers of large cities
and the observer is about to be con
vinced that he is not in a town of
12,000 population, but in a larger1
place. Then he notices the chief of
police strolling by as if walking a
heard his name unless you are well
acquainted in this city. He is a man
who has never sought publicity. His
name is J. S. Hickiell. He is a tall,
jovial-looking man, whose beard and
hair are almost white. Freshman re
porters are always reminded of Mark
Twain when the "make" the city hall.
Mr. Bicknell Ins fome of the other
traits of Mark Twain, too, besides the
fuzzled hair and round face. Just
when you are getting afraid that he
will not take the time to give you an
interview V looks up from a long list
of figures and "cracks" a joke.
His des is ji st in the center of the
council room. It is the most ordinary
kind of table, l.ig enough for only
two books such as he keeps his fig
ures in. The adding machine gener
ally is near the desk, with a list of
figures hanging from it.
These figures tell the story of the
t financing of Columbia's government.
At the time he gave out these facts
on running the city, he was checking
up the tax collections. That's a part
of his work of auditing the reports
of the productive departments of the
The receipts are divided into two
lists that of the taxes, licenses and
fees and that of the water and light
receipts. The taxes collected on land
and personal property in 1911
amounted to $13,894.69. The total un
der the first head was $35,531.94. The
receipts ior water ana light were
$90,548.98 and the total expenses of
that department were $85,426.77, mak
ing a profit of more than $5,000.
Of the money spent by the city in
1911, $2,620 was for engineering,
$1,000 for printing, $2,500 for the fire
department, $6,281 for the street de
partment and $1,300 for the city hall
and jail. The money used on the
streets is only for repair work and lege, 11 to 6.
for putting in improvements such as. .
culverts. The twenty miles of paved ! Twenty Years Aeo.
streets put down here in the last six For the first time in the history of
years have been paid for by the prop-! the new University thc smoke issued
erty owners. i fr0m the great black funnel of the
The heaviest expense of the city is heating plant. It was test day for the
Have You an
Five Years Ago.
The Tigers had just taken a game
from the Warrensburg Normal team
by a score of 38 to 6.
When court opened on Monday
morning it was noticed that the old
bell, which had been used for many
years to announce the sessions, was
not being used. The judge announced,
when asked about it, that he would
"open court from the inside and not
The members of the Elk's lodge ap
plied for papers of incorporation,
which were granted.
nr ime can often he
saved by carrying
an extra lead pencil.
When writing quizzes,
the worry and fuss of
sharpening is avoided and
your mind is left on your
work all the time.
Sec the new showcase
of lead pencils at the Co
Op a score of different
kinds for you to choose
from, all arranged so you
can see just thc kind you
want. Our new show
case is another Co-Op
convenience. It is for
you to use.
Ten Years Ajrn.
Colonel W. F. Switzler had just fin
ished a history of the University and
it was being urged that the history
be put into print. It was proposed to
bring them to Henninger's where
they will be repaired by experts
and returned to you in perfect
watch free M.M.8ISBroadwuy
ask the legislature for a fund to paynew heatlng system. The pan was t0
.u, u,,. puonamng. ine nisiory was extend the pipes to the Agricultural
locked in the University vault at that
time and is there yet.
Government employes were here se
lecting a site for the new postofflce
which was to be built In Columbia.
The Tigers defeated Simpson Col-
Building, now Switzler Hall, if the
system proved satisfactory in Aca
University students were given a
holiday Friday, October 21, in com
memoration of the discovery of America.
Thirty Years Ago.
Dr. E. W. Herndon spoke at Clarks
ville on "The Authenticity and Canon
icity of the New Testament Scriptures."
window with a handful of old papers
I that he forgot to leave in the bank-1
I er's waste basket does not litter the
street with trash, but steps to a large
white refuse can on one of the cor-'
! ners. That up-to-date spirit, so the I
visitors thinks, is better observed here
than in some other cities he knows
about. As night comes on, he does '
not have to end his observations in
beat Now that is Hiffprpnt nrt ,,n J uarKueaB- Ior streei "sma or an ar-
natural to a metropolis, but there is I Ust,C model gIow cheerJ' along the
THE MISSOURIAN'S OFFICIAL WEATHER MAP
always the possibility of a "newspa-
great white way for a distance out'
tration of "the coppers" and possibly
the chief is on the alert.
per investigation" into the adminls-f the range of human vlsion- And
i ne siae streets running into the main i
thoroughfare invite the stranger's at-
tpntinn with tho anmn Hrlo-fif enn
A crowd is surging out of a good-, tlon on we 8treets
whlh I'T , "TJT" ?' Decided,y' so the obser muses,
which is the much-abused billboard tn(s must be an up.t0.date citv. a
with its many colored lithographs. , ,, ,,. .. , ., ,. ,..',
1 J I - - .. . w f uuu G VU1J
The big cities always arc temine- ' ,, . ' .
... . I coiiiu una a reporter, ne would use
..... ..y..?v ui,ui w 1UI me iuai usuc
posters. The crowd was largely of
young persons and this was a uni
versity town, but it was hardly possi
ble that, these people were students.
All were well dressed, but not over
dressed in clothes of ultra styles as
pictured in the "movies" and room
posters and the like. But a few mo
that medium to inform the residents
cf the city how an impartial outsider
felt about it after a day on the great
white way. t. H.
U. S. Department oof Agriculture.
wiLLlb L. MOORE. Chief.
Piano Recital at Stephens College.
The first of the series of faculty re
citals at Stephens College w-as given
Mondav nlerht hv Prnf Tin nil Rsimt.
n.ents later, some young men of the!lett on tne piano. , proKram ,
same appearance ordered a freshman cluded selections from eight nine
to wear a cap and the sightseer began teentn century composers. The next
, ....... .,. Dc alwatB duu yUO-,of tne .eriea wij, be a voca, re(;.tal
tographers were in the wrong about by Prof Paul H. Lawless. October 21.
portraying "rah rah" boys. I
"MOVIES" OX THE MOVE.
After ten years of service the mov
ing picture has been taken out of the
recreation class and condemned to
nard labor. The moving picture is
being used in many schools; here
after it will educate as well as amuse.
The field of subjects that can be
taught by this new method is unlim
ited. The doom of the geopraphy text
book is sealed. Instead of having to
study a dull text, the pupil will be
shown our country on the film. He
will see the Rocky Mountains in a
snow storm, he will visit the big cen
ters of commerce and see the people
really at work. History, too, is made
alive. Our forefathers are seen in
the very act of signing the Declara
tion of Independence. Clever photo
plays show Paul Revere on his mad
ride, the colonial woman strong and
As the point of view was changed,
some buildings of no mean size and
finish were noticeable. Store win
dows showed the careful touch of the
professional window draper. The
goods displayed, ranging from jewelry
to clothing, had the crisp attractive
ness bred of metropolitan competition.
Banks received customers and tired
visitors in cozy corners walled and
floored with polished marble and
fitted with easy chairs and tempting
Former University Women Visit Here.
Miss Edna Williams and Miss Louise
Quarles of Boonville are the guests of
Miss Helen Williams, a sophomore in
the College of Arts and Science. They
are former students of the University
and are members of the Kappa Kappa
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October 15, 1912.
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Our coal is dug in Boone County.
No delay in delivery. Hubbard & Son,
City Scales, or phone 6-A. (adv.)
hiIh,e hlSh!nt tem,,erature in Columbia yesterday was 68 and the lowest last night was 39
highest was 70 and the lowest was 55. Fore cast till n. m tn... St 3!K
Fine weather will likely continue in Columbia during the next 36 hours or more.
Good Sporting Editors Employ Bouncers.
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