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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIA-Y, Y
Y3I0RXIXC, XOT.i 1912.
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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN.
A-.TeuiuK Daily by tlie Students In the
Scboul of JnurnalNni at tlie University
of Ml"iirt.
HARKY l. !UY
Mamiclnc Killtor.
University MUourian Association (Inc.)
J. Harrison llrouu. president: Koliert S.
M.ini). secretary; .Tames .. M.iy. VVnnl A.
v..rr imi J. Tlioinnsi.il. II. .T. Mekay. v .
i: II.ill. T. S. Huilson. I.m II. Kpperson,
-. i
Office:
in Virpini.i ijmc. Down Stairs.
rt.--.i r tlio I'ostofflce iif Columbia. Mo., .
n necoml-vliibs isail matter.
Two Hollar a Year by Carrier or Mail.
Address all conmunlcatinis to
UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN.
Columbia. MNourk
LOCAL OPTION IX COLUMBIA.
A natie digging in the hills of
rica found a piece of coal. .Juried
deep in this dirty piece of coal was
, i
a diamond. An English sailor, realiz-j'o work-the first work that he re-
lug that the mineral was worth more! called, doing-that his thoughts first
than the market price of the coal, pur-11"0'1- , t , , t
I "I was about 9 years old at the
chased the specimen. (time." he said. "It was when the
A companion of the sailor argued , 'Yankee' soldiers came through our
with him, saying lie had paid too much state of Virginia and left our planta-
for a small piece of coal, that now as!tio ljare of everything almost that
,. ,'.-., ,.-..... i, i.o i,.i' i,nt.r ,nniro,the" thought worth carrying off.
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good use of it by burning it in the
stove. The sailor refused to do this,
and afterwards had the satisfaction of
seeing this same piece of coal sell for
$,".,000.
In tlie early history of Missouri, set
tlers coming up tlie Boon's Lickcoun
trv founded Columbia. Those brawny
fearless men saw a vision in the fii-J
ture when thev started the settlement ,
of what is now one of the first towns
j
in Missouri. j
This country town rapidly in-j
creased in population. In and around j
it many distilleries were established
and Columbia was a wet town. It
was the diamond in tnc rough, the
dirty piece of coal. This production
of liquor continued until a law was
passed regulating its manufacture.
Then, for many years Columbia was !
without saloons and its population j
cuiiiiuueu iu hiu. uiimsiy
The University
of Missouri was established here and kept hy General Hilary P. Jones, ad
tliis little town became a city, draw-; jutant general of Lee's army. He
ing students from all parts of the ' v-'as only one of several officers in
! tlif Snntliorn arm- wlin tnrnofl frnm
state. Again some of us citizens I
I
inougiii tne town wuuiu uu ueiier on
with saloons. Saloons were tried for
a number of years until five years ago
the citizens of Columbia voted them
out by a small majority. Again last j
spring the question whether saloons '
should be permitted came before the
people. It was voted down by a
larger majority. This showed beyond
a doubt, that the voters thought Col-!
umbia had improved without saloons.
Comnaro the Columbia vesterdav I
Compare the Columbia esteraa-
with its dirt streets, its poor lighting
system, its board side-walks, and its
long criminal list, with Columbia to
day, with miles of paved streets, an
excellent lighting system, block after
block of gramtoic. sidc.vaihs ana nserai monlhs. )
fewer criminals. Was Columbia a "i went to the University of Louis-,
good place for citizens of, Missouri toiana as the dean of the first college
send their children to when saloons! of liberal arts it had had since the
were allowed? Is Columbia a good i War. Of course all the Southern uni-
place now?
As the mineral to the sailor. Col
umbia is to its citizens and the citi-
zens of Missouri. His diamond was
worth more after ridding it of other
mineral, and Columbia is better off
without saloons.
GOOD ItOADS TO BE GENERAL
Uounfv Representatives Will Meet at'at ,hat tinl0, several ,lave sinco he-,
Stite Capital November 13. i come known in other colleges and
" n . ! universities. Prof. Brown Ayres, who ,
Thc few men interested in goo , wag ouJ. teacher of physics and chem-
roads for Missouri who met in !istrj jator went t0 Tennessee, where
l.ouis October 1.. decided to ca 1 a J Ue has been for years president of the
meeting in Jefferson City. Xovember T-njvcrs:t of TennessCe. Prof- Alcee
IV,. It is for the purpose of getting
together representatives of an ereu ,
counties, good roads associations, and
ntlirt- nno"iti7fitinni: iitoro?ton in TtiP .
.t w.
....it n.,l, a r. niilnmnliiln nnd r111 1
iiiautr. S..V... .. ..U.U...V....... .... v.--
mercial clubs.
Thev intend to thrash out some de-
finite plan as to the road proposi- f
tion; some kind of a road law. mak-
ing it a business factor of the state1
government, but leaving the initiative
entirely with the ' various
localities':
where something is
needed. This
they intend to follow up with a bond
issue or state tax.
The aim is to establish a perfect!
state highway department which
will be able to handle funds for the
construction of good roads, whenever
a district will take the initiative and
do its share. These men who are
now agitating the matter have decid
ed that they will be satisfied with no
half-way measure.
A total of J1.03S.000 road bonds, in
twenty-four separate localities of the
state, has been voted within the last
eighteen months.
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A LITTLE TALK BY DR. JESSE
Former President Recalls His First Teaching
Experiences and Early Days at
3 the University.
As former president of the Univer
sity, as
emeritus professor and as
good citizen of Columbia and Mis-
souri. Dr. H. H. Jesse is still as
deeply interested in the welfare of
the University as he was during the
years that he gave to its service. He
was asked the other dav to recall
snmn ne 4i, memorable events in his
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Af-jHfe and that of the University.
During all of his active life Doctor
Jesse was known as a worker. It was
There were not servants to do the
. , t t, llouso still i
less the work on the plantation. I j
thought for tlie first time of making
my hands useful.
"The first work I ever did was to
help carry meals from the kitchen to
the dining room. You know, in those
days the kitchens were not built in '
the house, but were in little one-room
I
houses at some distance from the big
ll0s?- So my job was running back
1 nriil frWl nnrricc lm -r,1 lot'frtTi tlia
. .
kitchen and tlie dining room helping
carrv tne nioais and tj10 dishes for
the rest of the family,
"Our home was at Epping Forest,
in Lancaster County. Virginia. It
was a!1 oI1. old place, tlie birthplace
nC Mnn.. Tn11 1.i m-ilj-i nf U'nfliini
"l -'"". """ ",l- '"'" "i """
I tei-. It had been called the Old Ball
I place before it was bought by the
I Jesses. It had been in our family
I about seventy years then. Xear here
was the old White Chapel where
'attended
Washington and his mother
church, in his bovhood. Here I lived
,ii i ... em( , n,,. i,i,.
..... , ,,".., .,
the life of a soldier to teaching tlie
vonn"
(" ..Another place that , ,. t0 reca
js aso fun of historical connections.
This is Princess Anne in Somerset
countj, .Maryland, where l taught
scn00' for two years. It was pleasant
I In mo linwovnr fnr n rrpntor rpnsnn
- han th(j teacll'ng- It was hcro that
U met a young lady. Miss Adeline
Henry Poulk, who is now Mrs. Jesse,
"When I went to the University of
Louisiana. it was a mourning city
that ' cntcrod' The ,errible ve,Iow
fever 0I,idemic of '7S had swept the
whole southern portion of the state.
and there were few people who had
uul iuji c"w 1'iMus ui lOTinra, suncay, a mass meeting was neia at smuents ana urceK scnoiars in pout-
In every shop window I saw crape the opera house, when the citizens of, KANSAS GAME TICKETS ical ,ifo- Mr- 'ebb tolls of Clark's
hanging. The epidemic had delayed Columbia united to offer help of every j Applications for seats for Kansas ,ifc as a lawyer in Pike County. Mis
the opening of the university for sev- ijnd nossible. The students wcrc,,mmn nn... i, mnj ni.. i: souri. how he became a member nf
versities had been closed during thc
war. and when that was over, during
l,r nornetTiiHrv irnrnTOmnnf tlioi
..x. A..v.u..u ..l... .........t ...w
j,ad no funds. The departments of
law and medicine had continued, it is
....... ....
vrue, us mey uiu uum iu vuainv
fees sufficiently high to make e-
penses. But there had been no lib-
eral arts department in the Univer-
sity since the war.
"Of the six of us who formed the i
faculty of the University of Louisiana'
Fortier our rofes0r of Romance Ian-' town, so that they were exposed to'
al,es lias sincc bocome onc of tho , the severe weather constantly. But!
))est known aut,lorities in his time. , they made it a point of honor not to
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iToressor ueiier tatignt ucrmamc
,Iangua - es and professor Cross, math-
ematics. Robert Sharp, who taught
Greek and English philology. later
became president of Tulane Univer-
sity.
SCOOP Sorter
VOMDEftWHATS EATING-1
YH AT POOR. HAM - HE.
ACTS LIKE. t-.E WAS ,
IN A TleANCE.
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i
"I came from Tulane University at'
Xew Orleans to the University of Mis-
souri as its president. (
"There were about .no students in
tne university when I first came here,
The oId Academic Hall, Switzler Hall,
thcn sod by tnc college of Agricul-
.. ni.(nn .iu o th r-e;,intv
t ' -n .i .1 i....ui - .u
iiuuqc "tit- ciu nit: uiiiiuiiira Ull uiu
campus. Attendance at prayers was
compulsory. Prayers were held in
the chapel early in the mornings, and
the compulsory religious service was
very distasteful to the students.
, 7" l CamC; the priieat
had no secretary, no stenographer, no
office hours and no outer office for
visitors to wait in. As a result my
time was at everybody's disposal but
my own. People came to see me on
business at my home and for personal
chat at my office. It was no unusual
thine for n nmn to com in nt un
luncheon hour, saying he wanted to
talk to me then, as that was the only
time he was sure of finding me at
home. I soon had to arrange office
hours. and tried to insist upon their
observance in order to get anything
at all done,
"Then came the fire which de-
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""""-u Aiaueiun nan. n us e.irij
the evening when there came a
great banging at the front door and
the cry, 'Tlie University's on fire!' I'
rushed out and found that the fire
which had started above the audito- better citizen. Tlie same may be said
rium had progressed too far to be put m regard to the lawyer, doctor or
out. Almost everybody in Columbia journalist. Bitt in these professions
came to see the fire. Our house was there is no attempt to teach every
so close that it was thought to be thing. Only the tilings of greatest
blazing from the blowing pieces or importance are given, for the course
fiame. Everything in it was taken has to be limited to a few years. In
out and stroked in the snow which framing a course in citizenship it
was all over the ground. would be logical to follow the same
'.Mrs. Jesse had just made the re- lnn. Trained administrative officers
",ark at S"1M,er that n,Bht ,hat she
was so glad we had at last gotten all
settled and all our household goods
ZZ ' " " XZ",Z Z, :
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delayed in shipping here, and we studies should be. That is to be c--were
just getting nicely settled. Then pected. It is true of all the profes-
that verv nisht, thev were all taken
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out and dumped in the snow to keep
them from what seemed like a cor-
tainty of burning up.
"After everything that could be re -
moved had been taken out of the Uni-
vcrsitv building, tho cadets kept
pHarj over tle still burning ruins and
ni.ftv.t4iiiii4iiiii miv.iiviiLifi iiiv; v. ill
over the heaps of articles which had'
been saved. I was thinking about
, what could be done to keep the Uni-
versity from being deserted by the
students who would think they now
had no eolleeo home. We had a fac-
ultj- meeting after midnight, and be-
pan t0 plan how we could arrange for
all classes to meet as usual. Xo one
siCpt that night. Thc next morning,
asked to stand by the University. And , cations made in writing will be con -
they did. nobly. Tuesday morning sidered. Mail to C. L. Brewer or drop
(Monday was the holiday then) every ' jn Kansas Game box, Rothwell Gym-
class met as usual, though some of'nasjUm.
them were housed in unusual class-1 Applications will be filled in order
rooms. Every available place in
town was made to serve. Lodge
rnnmc lortiirr rnftms in tbn fhiirnho
.- , .- . - ,
vacant rooms above stores, anything
..... .
would do to keep the University work
wuui uuiB uiouibamu t.-i.
rariiy. some of the offices or tne tac-
ulty members and officials were above
grocery stores on Broadway. We
gave the two first-floor rooms in ouriiic sale. After that time order will
home for the girls to use as parlors i
where they might study while waiting'
between classes. i of application.
"I shall always think that those! Applications from outside Columbia
students who remained by the Uni-, must be accompanied by P. O. or Ex-
versity that winter deserve a great , )ross money order or by certified
deal of credit, tl was a very cold and j check; twelve cents should be added
bard winter, and their classes vvere.So that tickets may be returned by
necessarily scattered almost all over,rmiQtnro,i mnii " "
lane aavaniage or tno coniusea state
of affairs and did their work as well
as was possible. I shall always be
grateful to the students of that year!
especially.
' "Yes, I am very glad that I came
S5t '.. .' vjg-y-". I . rr r-i
nt wiFt tibdtvivs -3 11- iuu tun ittr-iEMBBtia (ioot v whvt wsvJsgar t f-
ffl'.l OR5 a'i WMtRouuv'erii-EAy vt mapamthatB f rEhTO I
rsj. m iuT.cnirL,mt iu - ?. vc iit ix -m 1 1 3 . - .. t- -vi-i . 1 1 v., m
r-fl H-TT.. I ic&0Qp I wHiHTfep l5. cP I Higi
i-u ov.-.-. r.,r, t5 noiviwND-iK: r' , j wm YOURHOiBANO T r- VVItT I 1
S .--. -:-..-- -TTV'HI n l -, rr -. E7 .. . . ' ' X. !?5 M I
to the University of Missouri. We had
i many friends in Louisiana, and were
attached to New Orleans after living
! there for thirteen years. We had a
, oomfortable home and a large library.
Jly teaching hours were limited to
fifteen a week, so I had ample leisure
for research and recreation. I knew
flint tho u'nrV wnnlrl lio mim h lmrflor
w.w ... ... ..... , ...... ..........
here. But I knew the opportunities
for service would also be
greater.
much
"I took the offer of the presidency
of this University as a divine message moonlight scenes, snow and frost pic- many that the author had contributed
for me. And I have never since tures n)0ving objects, outdoor sports, , his greatest work. But "Their Yes
ceased to believe that it was." and soveral other chapters. The other) terdays", which has recently come
McD. I .- Hp.nic with nliotoRraiihy in the , from the press, pure, clear and beau-
1
Viewpoinis
A Citizenship Tour.sc.
Editor The Missourian: Along with
the nlam. comIalnt8 and criticisms
; made aJ)0t )resent conditons is the
statement that college courses in
, liberal arts are loosely organized and
'have no definite purpose. Some
j critics point to the fact that a great
"number of professors teaching sub
jects in the arts colleges do not have
a definite purpose in their instruction.
Culture and citizenship are the two
aims given by most persons for the
arts education. The professors say
that they hope that such a course will
make better citizens. They should be
able to show that it does.
If citizenship is an aim in this
branch of college education, why not
organize a curriculum which will un
doubtedly teach citizenship? It
! -
-should be arranged with tlie deimite
sequence that is found in courses in
jau- Dr medicine.
Some may say that any knowledge
a person may get will make him a
uld gather information which would
aid them in organizing a citizenship
course from the subjects presented in
L"" ' r " -. "I'" "
v.ni nin:i ,ia iLf ii.il iii.iii in liiu'ac i
will differ as to what man
sional courses
sjoimi toursts.
Oood citizens are the most valuable
aESCt a democracv like ours can have.
Why not train them? II.
'
WILL ATTEND WEDDING HEME
I I . . imp ic v
(Jraduafe of l'niieritv Returns to See
3ss Jfcltaine Married.
jirs. T. S. Ridge and her son
searsy, of Kansas City, will come to
minmliia this week to attend the
weddine- of Miss Mildred MeBaino
nn,i it-,. i ti, ,,-i,i;n io
take place next Saturday.
Mrs Ridpe is a grad
University and a member
graduate of the
of the Kan-
j,a Kappa Gamma sorority.
0f receipt, and delivered from Gymna-
i gium office 2 to 6 o'clock Fridav and
n -n ., , r j . ,
y lo 1-; u tiocii aaiuruuy, .Novemueri
c and o
Money need not accompany local ap -
"-"!'-ipucation; but tickets must be paid for
on deliver-.
Tickets not called for by 12 o'clock
Saturday will be turned back for nub-
he filled from seats then unsold, from
center of field out in order of receipt
Hooters Section: Xo ladies allowed,
one seat onlv- to a person. If seat is
desired 5n rootcrs scction so ind!catc
0n application
I 1
All bleacher seats onft n.,-1.
nov Eeat 50...O each.
Each bov contains eioht sprits vii
i box orders will receive preference
over single seat orders. (adv.)
Scoop Assists the Voters, But
!
THE NEW BOOKS
Two Rooks on Photography.
"Photography Outdoors" and "Pho -
tography at Home" are small volumes
whichi as their titles suggest, dealt
. witn tne taking of out-door scenes i
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They
jjuq will! liOilie iiuuwf.--j.
are
written
in simple language.
Phntni'rniihr Outdoors" contains
'chapters on photographic equipment.
i,nj.nm enmnosition. sunset and,
home, and. in addition, enlarging,
flower photography and illumination.
1 It also gives several working methods
'and formulae. (Tennant and Ward,
103 Park avenue. Xew York; (U pages;! own tnougnis. rauier man tnose or
paper cover. 2." cents each; cloth his characters, have bhaped them
cover, CO cents each.) j selves into a tender story of life love
'and religion. It glorifies wifehood and
The Yountr Apprentice. motherhood, and exalts the home.
From childhood, Jim Anderson al- embodying the author's life standards
nravB was nlavinir that he was a me- in a story of a true man and a hich-
chanic. He would tear to pieces and I principled woman,
rebuild all kinds of toys and ma-' Mr. Wright's training and influences
chines. Finally his father was killed, j have given to him the beautiful
Jim was forced to quit sehool and' thoughts to be found in this book,
go to work. He began as an appren-, His mother was a French woman,
tice in the shops of the great P. & O. I whose sympathy and undemanding
Railroad. Accidents, discourage-. made their brief relationship one of
ments, strenuous tasks and disap-! rare intimacy. She died when he was
pointments came to Jim. but he was but 10 years old. Xet came the
not a quitter. Finally he "The struggle with advertisity. When fir
Young Apprentice", by Barton E. Ste- teen years old Mr. Wright bezan
venson, is a thrilling story of that painting and for ten years he studied
branch of railroadinc called "slions."
"
,t js a sbject tnat aIj i,oys delight in.
Ther ar cssons t0 icarn for those
who read it. (Page & Co.. Boston
..,. ...,, iiistrnto.i- sir.ni
'
Uncle Peter.Hentl.en.
The five little girls were somewhat
doubtful about adopting their aged
"Uncle Peter" until thev remembered
that he was both "an orphan and a
widow". So thev organized a mis
sionarv societv- and took him under
their wings as a heathen. "Uncle
Peter Heathen", bv Emilies Black-
mo S,a"."' iiB.made ."" of a sc,rios of
incidents in his "brincinc mii." The
style is rather primer-like, although of "Tl!cir Yesterdays". They are pre
the humor seems at places to be scnted as thy were foun! ''' a man
somewhat grown-up for the readers
to whom it makes its evident appeal.
(David McKav, Philadelphia; 2Sr
pages, with ten illustrations in colors
D "arr,ei; -"acJ-J
'
riiamji dark
W. L. Webb's "Champ Clark" is a
rlonr nn1 nppi:rnto fln:ri if inn rt thn
i -iv. k v.u 14 vi uv--uMMi'vuaA ui. mj
commoner's life, both in domestic and
l'blic affairs. His early home near
Louisville, Ky., his life as a farmer
00v when 11 years old. his experience
as a school teacher at !." years and
the difficulties encountered in his
educational career at Kentuckv Uni-
versity. are rocks in the foundation
upon which his future life was built.
u ls sam tnat uiarK s great love
rr the Bible. Greek and German,
mado 1,im onc f the best read Bible
' the Missouri Legislature, of his suc-
cess in this public service and finally
non" he became a member of the
House of Representatives and Speak-
, er or that body. (The Xeale Publish-
mg Company, Xew York. $1.00 net.)
Between Two Thieves.
The magnificent work of Florence
' Nightingale, the world-loved army
"UISt-, iauu uiu hums 01 a novei
of great emotional power "Between
Two Thieves." Richard Dehan's latest
Dook- II is rich in exciting scenes.
strong characters and dramtic situa
tions.
Tno scenes of the story arc in
France, England and Germany, and the
Period embraces the overthrow of the
French Republic and the reign of
Napoleon III. The hero of thc book
is M- Hector Dunoisse. son of the fav-
orite aide-de-camp of Xapoleon I. who
after havimr been strintiprl nf imnnr
self-respect and faith by two thieves'
still at the end attains. the highest
good. The thieves are Charles Louis
Bonaparte and Henrictte do Rouv
-.
Ada Merling. who renresonts Florenee
Xightingale. is the heroine.
' Thc book well describes the mncbi-
nations of Xapoleon III leading to
( the Crimean War. and the graft
which prevailed in England among
the army contractors.
Richard Dehan, the author, is not
n nmn The storv full of syillliathpti-
,,,. nfi nvnressions of tomin-
. .. . .., nrntllI-r n, ,ha
hcajt (Frederick A Slokes
... . .
pages; $1.40 net.)
Their Yesterdajv.
When Harold Bell Wright cave to
the reading public "The Winning of
Darbara Worth," it was thought by
j tiful in its theme, is In the minds of
many a greater.
It is a love story full of seirunent.
j pathos and realism. The author's
this art and practiced it. In the hills
of Missouri, in the heart of the
Ozarks. where he lived when he wrote
"The Shepherd of the Hills" and "The
Printer of Udell's," lie received those
touches of Xature and also of human
na,"rc which contribute to the
strength and beauty of his works. Mr.
'risIlt is ,,tnv livin" " his ranch in
California. In these surroundings he
ha,s writ.,on "Rarliara Worth" and
'"I Ilcir Yesterdays .
Thc thirteen truly great things of
life-Dreams. Occupation. Knonledce,
iRnorance. Religion, Tradition, Temp-
tation. Life, Death. Failure, Success.
Love. Memories are made the basis
-d a woman in their grown-up days
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net.)
These Chilly
Days
B
Many students are Icav
in; their raincoats and ov er
coats with us while they
are at classes. They rind
it so much more convcii
venient than to have to
hunt the whole lenmli of a
rack.
Besides there is absolutely
no dan;cr of your coat be
injr taken by mistake. If
you leave ic at tne Co-Op
you will find this store
truly convenient in many
wavs.
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