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riXIYEBSITY MISSOUKIAJf. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1912.
An Kenlnf Iilj y tl students In trie
S-hcml f Journalism at the University
HARRY I). !UY
Unltrrslty MNonrlan Association (Ine.)
J. Harrison Urwrn. president: IJnliert S.
Miiiiii. iMs-rrtarv; .lames :. May, Ward A.
Neff. I'.iul J. Thoiiipwii. II. J- McKay. V.
B Hull. T. S. Hudson. Ivan H. Epperson.
Office: In Virginia Iildj?.. Down Stairs, i
Kutered at tlie l'ontotSce of Columlda, Mo.,
n necoad-claas uail matter.
Two Dollars n Year by Carrier or Mail.
Addremi all oiiiiniiinlmtloiiM to
BIT WHY IS THIS SURPRISIMit
From Washington. D. C, t6 Kan
sas City and back again is the record
of Joseph Stewart, second assistant
postmaster general. He made this
frin in oriipr tn rpsristor fnr Tnpsilav's
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For nineteen years Mr. Stewart has!
not lived permanently in Kansas City.
but his voting residence is still there.
Fow indeed are the men who would
travel that far to save their votes. A
little more of this conscientious at
tention to the duties of citizenship
would go far toward curing the ills
to which our government is liable.
WELCOME THE NEW MEX.
Every regular student should make
it a point to welcome personally at
least one short-course student.
Many of these boys are in strange'
surroundings. Tney are in a more
bewildering maze than the average
freshman when he first arrives at
the University. And every old stu
dent should recall his first days in
Columbia and extend the glad hand
of welcome to some of these new
To make these men welcome is not
merely for their sake alone, but for
the benefit of the University. The
impressions which these short-course
students receive will not be from
their studies alone, but from the
whole institution, students included.
They ought to go back home Christ
mas feeling not only that it is worth
while to go to the University for the
sake of the book knowledge which
may be received there, but also that
it is a place to meet a lot of good,
The future of the University de
pends upon the impression it makes
as a whole on the people of the
state. Here is a grand opportunity to
make a good impression and to send
a feeling out over the state that will
be of great service to the institution
in the future. The regular students
can do much for the University by
making the short course men feel
AERIAL TALK AXD TRAVEL.
Within a year it will be a commer
cial possibility to send a wireless mes
sage from London to Australia, and
receive an answer within an hour.
The Marconi company has mapped
out two great schemes, which are to
take wireless as a common means of
communication all over the world, as
the present telegraph wires and ca
bles. One is an imperial scheme,
which will link England with Aus
tralia. The other is an American
scheme, which will serve to link up
the other half of the world. For this,
a powerful wireless station is now be
ing erected at Belmar, near New
York City. Messages from there will
be sent to a station in the Panama
Canal Zone, thence to Hawaii, and
from Hawaii to Manila, joining the
imperial service at Singapore.
Wireless telegraphy was first tried
on short distances, and then at longer
range. When it was found that a mes
sage could be carried for thousands
of miles. Instruments were installed
on ships. Stations were established
at the principal ports. Now the most
remote parts of the globe are to be
connected by this great system.
which a few years ago had not been j
thought of as a practical means of
Air travel is now being tried out
in the same way that aerial teleg
raphy was tested. Aviators each day
are establishing new distance rec
ords. The aeroplane is being tested
as a vessel of war in tlje Balkan
struggle. It has been predicted that
within a few years airship station
will be established in many"centers."
The human mind of invention is great.
Xo doubt, in time air travel will be
made as successful as aerial telegraphy.
AFTER THE ELECTIOX. i
The nation now can turn its atten- t
tion toward things other than politi-
I cal issues and candidates. The elec- j
tion is over.
This has been a fighting campaign.
The lines of battle have been more ,
closely drawn, perhaps, than in any
other campaign since the time of ,
Andrew Jackson. The birth of a new j
party has carried with it that inten-1
sity of feeling which marks every
new movement that feels it is organ
ized for the good of the people and ,
'for the overthrow of an alleged evil
Women as well as men took a
marked interest in the outcome of
I ,Ile election held Tuesday. Many
! "stumped-' the states for their favor-
ite candidates. With three strong
candidates in the field, the battle
waged warm at every turn.
But now the "war" is over. The
nation will again resume the usual
tenor of its way. Men will lay aside
their political contentions. For some
it will be hard, but they must abide)
by the will of the majority. Men in'
1 a few weeks will have forgotten their
old arguments. They will forget most
of the words spoken in outbursts of
political oratory. They will
their attention from politics to busi-
ness, willing to leave the destiny of
the nation, which in their minds
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the election of their man. in the hands
of the man elected.
And so it is every four years. How i
earnest, how enthusiastic are people I
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during tne campaign. How sure are,
they that prosperity depends on the
election of one man. l et, after the
election is over, how willing are thev
to entrust the government to the
hands of the choice of the majority.
Echoes of Yesterday.
Fhe Years Ago.
Dr. J. B. Cole was chairman of a
meeting held at the Columbia Normal
Academy for the purpose of estab
lishing play grounds for children in
The Ashland Commercial Club
subscribed $1,500 to get a canning
factory for that town.
Ten Years Ago.
The City Council passed an or
dinance condemning all the plank
walks and ordering their replacement
with cinders, brick or granitoid.
The street committee favored abol
ishing the stepping-stone crossings
and replacing them with solid cross
ings. The Y. W C. A. entertained the
University girls at a Hallowe'en party.
Twenty Years Ago.
The papers were full of election
news, announcing the victory of
Grover Cleveland. The editorial col
umns were full of rejoicing.
Thirty Years Ago.
The marriage of Warren Switzler
to Miss Mary Wilson of Omaha, Neb.,
was announced. Colonel W. F.
Switzler and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
Switzler of Columbia attended the
Forty Years Ago.
Scattering returns conceded the
election of Grant to the presidency.
Horace Greeley had a large majority
in Boone County.
C. G. Filler Returns to Springfield.
C. G. Filler, a graduate of the Col
lege of Agriculture in 1912, who has
been here on business for a few days, In this district, bears the distinction
departed last night for Springfield, I of shipping annually a larger num
Mo. He Is a manager of a 334-acre ber of strawberries than any town in
farm near Springfield.
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MISSOURI ONE VAST ORCHARD
Her Big Red Apples and Other Fruit
Worth Millions Each
"What plant we in this apple tree?
Fruits that smell In sunny June,
And redden in the August noon,
And drop, when gentle airs comi by.
That fan the blue September sky."
In the production of apples, big,
red and luscious, Missouri stands at
the top. Estimates of this year's 'crop
place the yield at not less than twenty
million barrels, worth at a very con
servative estimate ten million dollars.
The state has not vet reached its
highest mark in apple production,
however, for the reason that our
orchards are yet young. When trees
now planted come into full bearing
Missouri undoubtedly will take , first
place in apple production, which rank
she has already taken in the number
Advance sheets of the last census
report show that Missouri now has
in round numbers twenty million ap-
I pie trees, of which only fourteen mil
lion are of bearing age. Her closest
two competitors. New York and Illi
nois, have fifteen million and thirteen
i million trees, respectively, of which a
sl'shtly larger per cent are of a tear-
ing age. The same report shows that
Missouri has increased more ranidlv
'"'"'m apple orchard planting than
other state. Next to her comes Illi -
nois Arkansas and Kansas. This
snows that Missouri is located in the
center of the apple growing activity,
which is shifting from the older
states to the Middle West. The fact
that New York still leads in apple
Production is due to the fact that hor-
ticulture as a science is comparative-1
new in Missouri, whereas in New
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.u.n Buu me uiuci ocincu oiaies me
growing of fruits has long been an
l ne unparalleled development of
, apple orchards in this state has had
its advantages and also Its disadvant
ages. It has been the means of map
ping the soils adapted to apple grow-
Mng as well as those not adapted. In
the early days of fruit growing in
Missouri many orchards were planted
in regions not adapted to apple pro
duction. This has been the means of
informing the planter of todayras to
where and where not to plant, and
has also been the means of showing
the special adaptation of varieties In
the different localities. For example,
the Ingram apple, late blooming and
frost resisting, has fruited more fre
quently than any other variety in the
regions where the frosts of the past
decade have killed the blossoms
The varieties of apples which seem fruit growing. It was the first ex
most adapted to conditions in Missouri. elusive fruit experiment station to be
at the present time are: Jonathan, . established in the United States. The
Grimes Golden, Delicious, King David, i
v i t -i tit- j.
ork Imperial, Winesap and Ingram, i
In the growing of peaches Missouri
is first. The greatest acreage of
peach orchards of any state is pos
sessed by Missouri. The south half
of the state is the great peach ship
ping district. Here peach orchards
comprising hundreds of acres are
common and during a good year the
crop yields four million five hundred
The Missouri strawberry, unusually
large, red and tempting, is now in
such demand that shipments are made
as far away as Winnipeg. St. Paul.
Baltimore. Boston, New Orleans, Den
ver and Omaha, as well as all inter
vening cities of importance. These
wide shipments of so perishable a
fruit as the strawberry are made pos
sible only by the recent improved
methods of packing and refrigeration.
The first picking in this state is sent
north, east or west, depending upon
the demand; near the close of the
season the fruit is shipped south,
after the southern crop has passed.
Southwest Missouri is the leading
strawberry shipping center in the
world. The town of Sarcoxie, located
I the United States; from two hundred
to three hundred cars of this fruit are
sent out from here each year. As
many as thirty cars have been shipped '
out in a single day. J
The strawberry crop in Missouri in
1909 amounted to over a million
crates, valued at more than two mil
lion dollars. In the strawberry dis
trict of Southwest Missouri the gross
income is about $100 per acre, though
the better growers often secure $200 ,
to $300 to the acre. Henry Gugel of'
Mountain Grove reports a yield of
S00 crates per acre, which would
leave a gross income of $100 to $o00
to the acre.
Along the Missouri river hills are
large grape vineyards. Hermann, on
the river, is noted for extensive wine
making and is said to possess the
largest wine cellars in the world.
The town of Blodgett. in Scott
County, is the largest watermelon
shipping point in the United States,
in the one county the yield being 3,
243,293 melons in 1909.
Other species of fruit are grown in
.Missouri in large quantiies. A con
servative estimate of the value of an
kinds of fruit produced in the state
during a favorable year places the
value at ten million dollars, of which
less than one-half is consumed at
.Missouri can also boast or tne, larg-'
' est orchard in the world. It is locat-
i ed in the southern part of the state
and contains more than a thousand j
acres. In the entire state there are
' probably three hundred thousand
i acres planted in the various kinds of
fruit, which is a larger acreage by 23
to 30 per cent than that of any other
At Louisiana. Missouri, is located
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i"c iai(,coi uuisi-ij truiciiiiist: in uic
, world, with enough smaller ones scat
tered over the state to average one
I well established nursery plant for ev
ery county in the state. The output
of nursery products for the year 1909
was estimated at two million dollars.
In keeping with the rank of the
state in the production of fruit are;have contributed largely toward the
me experiment stations wnicn nave lmprovement of our native grapes,
been established by the state. One ofjCoL x E. Evans near Kansas CUy
these experiment stations is the hor- bears tne distlnction of havfng done
ticultural department of the Univer- much toward tne improvement of our
o. i ..nBBumi, i.CiC nun, Bfuwmg
is taugnt ana investigations carried
on in the University orchard. About
ten years ago tne State run Expert-;
ment Station was established at
Mountain Grove for the purpose of
carrying on investigations with re
gard to the best methods of spraying,
pruning and management of orchards.
of, and the solving of practical and sci
entific problems with reference to
present director of the work at the
. j. . .i , n . i
experiment station is Dr. Paul Evans,
an alumnus of the University of Mis-
ATI,.- ! t. no- . I
uiasuuii una uuun icrv nruillic in
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the production of new varieties of ap -
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pies. Among the new varieties added
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TJrLZTr- r T I t
sour ans are: Gano produced by
the late W. G. Gano of Parkville; In -
gram, originated by Mr. Ingram of
Springfield; the Missouri Pippin,
traduced by a Johnson Countv fruit
grower; Huntsman, also originated in!
North Missouri, and Payne's Keeper,'
produced in a Dade County orchard.
It is to be noted that many of these
varieties are proving better adapted
to this state than the older kinds.
The varieties planted in Missouri fifty '
years ago were practically all orig
inated in Europe or in the older states
of the Atlantic seacoast, but the lists'
of today contain not a single Europ
ean variety, and not over ten per cent
of the total were originated east of!
the Alleghany Mountains. By far the!
greatest number were produced in
Missouri or the adjacent states, con
sequently, the varieties now culti
rated are better adapted to the soil
and climate conditions. It is not at
all improbable that as a few decades
go by we may originate varieties cap-
(able of withstanding the heavy frosts
Yes, Scoop Admits It Would Have Made Some Story.
Only a half cent a
a day minimum 15
BOARD AXD ROOM
Single meals served at Pemberton
Hall. Breakfast 23c; 7:30 to 8:15.
Lunch 23c; I to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
C to 6:30. (Sundays 1 to 1:30)
rate, board, $4 per week.
BOARD and Room for $1.50 a week.
101 Dorsey. Mrs. Little. d24
MEALS-First class meals for $3.50
a week: one week's trial will convince
you. 507 Hitt Mrs. G. A, Keene. d26 1
i oiock irom university.
LOST Dark red
j please call Green 231
TO RENT Nicely furnished rooms
j for men. C04 Sanford. A turn from
FOR RENT Furnished room, ex
tra large; well lighted, 12 South Cth.
Phone 748 Green.
TO RENT Four unfurnished rooms
for light housekeeping; modern im
provements. 11 Price Ave. (dGt)
TO RENT Two rooms for young'
ladies. 701 Hitt St. Phone 816 Black. I
Elegant room, block from univer-
everything modern. 317 South
I FOR RENT Nine-room modern
house, corner of Stewart Road and
estwood avenue, tor $30 per month.
Inquire at 110 N. 8th St, or phone
386 Green, or 394 Red. W. E. Farley
. , ,
or mis section.
This state also occupies an envia -
ble position with regard to the intro -
duction of new varieties of grapes
and other fruits. Jacob Rommel of
Morrison. Samuel Miller of Bluffton.
Hermann Jaeger of Neosho and the
late George Hussman of Columbia
, native persimmon.
The new variety
which he produced is regarded as the
' best persimmon in the United States.
Missourrs natura, resources favor
great horticultural development. The
best fruit land in the world the loess
formation is found in this state. This
, type of soil, a deep mellow loam, com
poses the bluffs overlooking the Mis
sissippi and Missouri rivers. Along
the Mississippi the belt is narrow,
but along the Missouri from St. Louis
throughout the entire state the belt
varies from two to three miles to
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thirty miles In width. The soil in
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this holt ia cim-iar tr, . rn.mniinn
wh,ch constitHtes tne ,eadjng fruU
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frrnwincy rlietT"tf nn tfiA Dli'ni. TV.tA J
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in Germany. Another type of soil
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'which is especially adapted to fruit
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growing is the highly colored, reddish
brown loam scattered throughout the
I The central l'osition of Missouri
in-twou,d seem t0 indicate the future of
the state as a horticultural region.
Be a Business Partner
Why let somebody else profit
on your purchase? Have you
not a first right to the profits ?
Join the co-operative store move
ment and buy from and sell to your
self All the profits go to you five
per cent on your purchases if you pre
Jl 5 5
Furnished rooms, two windows In
each room; modern. 307 South 5th.
FOR RENT Two good rooms on
account of boys going to fraternity.
Also few more for meal,
, Missouri Avenue.
F0Rf SALE-Pure bred fox terrier
1,u"s from .chan,'n Pnze winning
I ancestry. Arthur Rhys, East Hudson
MRS. BELLE GOODRICH, suggej.
tive therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Av
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. d24
The Home Economics Club will rent
out its Electric Vacuum Cleaner for
50 cents a day. Eats up the dirt!
Call 231 Black. eodl2
SUITS Cleaned and pressed for 75c
for either men or women; other work
in proportion. 91S Walnut, cor. 10th.
WANTED-Position as housekeeper
by educated woman, with S-year old
daughter, in bachelor or widower's
borne. Wants good home and daugh-
iter's education. No salary.
X 603 Elm.
Typewriters repaired and over
hauled by an expert at reasonable
prices. G. E. Lake, permanently lo
cated at Peck & Clifford, 22 N. 9th St.
Phone 182 Red. dS.
The location gives It a freedom from
' excessive heat or cold and favors the
' blending together and overlapping of
i the wild flora. Here the native plum
and the river bank grape, capable of
i witnstanaing tne rigors of a .Northern
winter, flourish alongside the more
Southern pawpaw and persimmon.
The central location of the state and
its excellent shipping facilities are
also favorable to the marketing of the
fruit. The state ships each year
from three to six million dollars
worth of wines, apples, peaches.
plums, strawberries and other fruits
'and fruit products to all parts of the
- United States, and also to Liverpool.
. Hamburg, Berlin and other European
Most of the Missouri peaches go to
New York and the other large eastern
markets, because they claim a higher
price there than at home. The su
periority of the Missouri strawberry
and peach is recognized in the East
and a difference in price between the
Missouri product and that of other lo
calities is sometimes made ranging
irom la to 18 cents on the crate. In
. shipping apples to the European mar-
. IfOta - OOOT viilrAOrl nAtiniwitlAn
enables the fruit dealers of this state
to ship their product to the Gulf and
from there lay it down in Liverpool
for only a trifle more than it requires
for the Great Lakes region to ship to
New York by rail ready to be loaded
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