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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1912
MAY USE PRIMARY
TO PICK POSTMASTER
Most of the Candidates in
Favor of Popular
FIFTEEN SEEK PLACE
Successful Man Would Re
That there should be a preferential
primary for the selection of the next
postmaster for Columbia is the senti
ment of the majority of the candi
dates for that office. About fifteen
men are now in the race and more
are expected. The Job pays $3,100 a
Though the appointment will not
be made until next July, petitions are
now in circulation. The candidate
receiving the indorsement of the dis
trict representative in Congress pro
bably will be the appointee. How
ever, if circumstances make the ap
pointment In any way embarrassing
a preferential primary is likely to be
called for. This was the case the
last time a Democrat held the posi
tion. Question Put to Candidates.
Each candidate was asked: "Do
you or do you not favor a preferen
tial primary for the nomination for
postmaster, the congressman agree
ing to Indorse the man thus nomin
ated." Most of the candidates com
mitted themselves in favor of it
Some hesitated and one refused to
declare himself for or against a pri
mary. F. C. Bradford, former sheriff and
collector, declared emphatically for
"The primary is the proper thing.
There is no doubt that Congressman
Shackleford .would indorse the choice
of the people. My friends tell me
that I would stand a good show In a
primary, and I am for it."
P. S. Quinn. formerly county sur
vejor, has a petition in circulation.
He has more than 200 signers.
"I do not want to dictate how a
postmaster is to be selected," he said.
"That belongs to the congressman.
If he wants a primary. It will be all
right with me. However, I am not
going to initiate one."
T. W. Whittle, formerly assistant
postmaster, said be thought one pri
mary would not settle the question,
as It would not nominate the choice
of all the people.
Up to the People.
"I am willing to do what the peo
ple want," said Mr. Whittle. "If Mr.
Shackleford wants a primary, it
will be all right with me. But it
doesn't seem to me that one primary
will settle the matter. A plurality is
not a choice of all the people. To
make the thing Just, two primaries
would have to be held."
Mr. Whittle has more than 500
signers on bis petitions.
"A primary Is the only way out
under the present circumstances,"
said Dr. M. D. Lewis. "The appoint
ive power Is practically vested in the
congressman, but if the majority of
the candidates want a primary, I am
democratic enough to be wltb the
majority." Doctor Lewis will have
James II. Guitar refused to commit
himself either for or against a pri
mary. He admitted he was a candi
date for the office, but said that the
appointment would take care of it
W. R. Maxwell thinks that his ser
vice as a clerk in the postoffice for
nine years makes him exceptionally
well qualified for the position. He is
now mailing clerk and city distribu
tor. Confidence In the Majority.
"My position is simply that the of
fice should be filled by the choice of
the ppople," said Mr. Maxwell. "I
have confidence In the will of the
majority to choose an efficient man.
If I can't win out on my merits, then
let it go. I believe a primary is the
thing The postmaster should be the
choice of till the people."
J. B Mundy, editor of the Colum
bia Statesman, is for a primary. He
says he will not get out a petition.
"If the majority of the candidates
want a primary, then I am for It,"
said Mr. Mundy. "But I will stand
by the decision whether It Is made by
a primary or by the congressman.
Efficiency ought to count for much in
the selection of a man for postmaster.
A primary is all right. However, I
do not see why the congressman can-
AXOTHER SIGHT OF THE SAME
"Fair and Continued Cool Weather,"
Says United States Forecast
"Fair tonight an,d .Friday; contin
ued cool' lowest .temperature tonight
about 32 "degrees." That is the fore
cast of the United States Weather
Bureau today. The temperatures:
7 a. m. cr:...34 11 a. m 37
8 a. m. 35 12 (noon) 39
9 a. m. 36 1 p. m 40
10 a. m 37 2 p. m. 43
Football mix meeting, ' in Univer
sity 'Auditorium, 7;15.
not make recommendation without
It But if the peopte-want a primary,
it Is all right with me."
W. P. Moore believes that a pri
mary Is the only .just way "of select
ing a postmaster. He would have no
other way, If he-6dul(L 4
"J am (or a" primajy'he declared.
"Itto thtronly proper thing. If it is
conducted under the proper safe
guards, no one can complain against
It I am for a Democratic primary."
L. T. Searcy comes out emphatic
ally for a primary. "Put me down in
favor of a primary. I am for it good
How Bonchelle Was Chosen.
R. J. Bouchelle, who was appointed
postmaster In 1893, received his ap
pointment through the Indorsement
of the people at a preferential pri
mary. Six or seven candidates were
out for the office when the congress
man, suggested a primary. The Dem
ocratic Central Committee of Boone
County decided to bold the primary
if the congressman would indorse the
man thus nominated. Mr. Bouchelle
received aJ majority of . thirty-six
There is no legal provision made
for a primary to select a postmaster,
and as a consequence it must be fi
nanced by the candidates. In 1893
such a primary was comparatively
easy. The town was small and there
were no rural routes.
If a primary is held, It will be un
der the auspices of the Democratic
Boone County Central Committee.
Only Democrats will vote.
TWO MORE GAMES FOB C H. S.
Montgomery City Monday and Mis
souri Military School Thanksgiving.
The Columbia High School football
team will play Montgomery City High
School at Montgomery City Monday.
The local team expects to win, as the
Missouri Military Academy beat Mont
gomery City 62 to 0 and the same
team was able to defeat Columbia
only 14 to 0.
The last game of the year will be
played against the Missouri Military
Acamedy at Mexico Thanksgiving
day. The Columbia team has lost
only one game this season. That was
to the Military Academy and the re
turn game was arranged to try for a
II. C. IRISH TO WILSON'S PLACE
Fill Out Unexpired Term
Board of Horticulture.
H. C. Irish7 'of St. Louis has been
appointed a member 'of the State
Board of Horticulture to fill out the
unexpired term of T. C. Wilson of
Columbia. Mr. Wilson is secretary of
the State Board of Agriculture.
The board of horticulture has
charge of the fruit experiment station
and issues bulletins on fruit growing.
Mr. Irish is a member of two horti
cultural societies and has done con
siderable experimental work in that
BETAS MAT HEAR GEORGE FITCH
Author of Siwash Stories Will Speak
at Dinner In Kansas City.
Members of the Beta Theta Pi fra
ternity of the University of Missouri,
who will attend the annual dinner at
Kansas City November 23, will have
an opportunity to hear George Fitch,
writer of the Slwash stories.
The dinnerrrwlll be given by the
Kansas City Alumni Association at
the Hotel Baltimore.
M. 0. Head and Dean at .Springfield.
President A. Ross Hill and Dean
W. W. Charters are attending the
Missouri State Teachers' Association
which meets at Springfield today and
tomorrow. Dean Charters also at
tended the Missouri Valley Union,
which met at, Springfield Tuesday.
Lamber for Stewart Bridge Here.
Two thousand feet of the lumber to
repair Stewart Bridge is on the
ground and the" work will begin as
soon as the rest, of the material can
be obtained. he lumber is all first
class oak gotjiya special order.
3-DAY DECATHLON ;
FOR M, IL ATHLETES
Olympic Events and Grading
Will Be Used on Rollins :
OPEN TO EVERY ONE
Missouri Fortunate To Havf
Such Versatile MenSays
T. E. Jones.
An all-round championship contest
on the .plan, of the Olympic Decath
Ion will be held here some time be
tween -Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The contest will last three days
and will include ten event. These
are: the 100-meter dash, 400-meter
and 1500-meter runs, running broad
jump, running high Jump, pole vault,
shot put, discus throw, Javelin throw
and high hurdles. Each contestant
will be required to take part in all
the events. The Olympic scale will
be used in grading.
A man who ties the world's record
in any event will get a grade of 1,000
and should he tie the world's record
In all the events his score will be
Some of the records made by James
Thorpe, the Oklahoma Indian who
won both the Pentathlon and the De
cathlon events in the last Olympic
Broad Jump, 23 feet, 2 inches; high
jump, 6 feet; pole vault 10 feet 9
Inches; 100-meter dash, 11 1-5 sec
onds; 400-meter run, 51 2-5 seconds;
1,500-meter run, 4 minutes, 40 sec
onds; Javelin throw, 155 feet
This meet will be open to all stu
dents in the University. Sheppard,
Nicholson, Thatcher, Kirksey and
Knobel will be in the meet It is to
these men that T. E. Jones, instruc
tor in athletics, Is looking for the
best records. He has slated them for
the various contests as follows:
Nicholson should score highest in
the high jump, broad jump, and high
hurdles. Thatcher Is expected to win
the discus throw, shot put and jave
lin throw. Thatcher is good In every
event except the polt vault Kirksey
probably will lead in the 100 and 400
meter runs and should make a good
record in the shot, discus and javelin
events as well as the Jumps. Shep
pard is good in the hurdles, pole
vault and broad jump. He is ex
pected to make a good score In every
event Knobel has the best chance In
the 1,500-meter run and "should
score well In the other runs and the
weight,events. Ho is also good In
the Jumps but his hurdling Is doubt
ful. Mr. Jones says the University is
fortunate in having such versatile
athletes and should make a high
record in all the events.
FIXED FOR FIGHT OX BROADWAT
Thomas Dodson Plends Guilty of At
tacking T. C. Scruggs.
Thomas Dodson. a carpenter,
pleaded guilty to a charge of disturb
ing the peace and fighting and was
fined $10 and costs in police court
this morning. The fight occurred
about 8:30 o'clock on Broadway, near
Dodson, it is alleged, attacked T.
C. Scruggs, a contractor, with a pair
of brass "knucks". Thereupon
Scruggs grabbed a cane from R. H.
Smith, who was standing near, and
broke it over Dodson's head. Scruggs
was uninjured. Dodson's head was
The men were arrested by J. L.
Whitesides, chief of police. Dodson
admitted that he had started the
trouble. Scruggs was dismissed with
out fine. The quarrel began over a
lumber bill that Scruggs said Dodson
had failed to pay.
HOXOR STSTEM UP AGAIX
Self-Government to Be Discussed by
The Agricultural Club, which in
cludes all the students of the College
of Agriculture, will meet tonight to
discuss further the honor system con
stitution which was adopted last
semester. The action which is taken
tonight will be reported to the fac
ulty, which Is also considering the
Those students who are going to
the International Stock Show at Chi
cago and desire to attend the banquet
of the Association of American Agri
cultural Students are asked to give
their names to I. A. Lowry, president
of the Agricultural Club, tonight
MANY 1 IL ALUMN
1 ELECTED THIS FALL
. ,, .
Prominent State Offices Will
Be Filled by University
FOUR TO CONGRESS
. ieutenant-Governor-Elect of
Illinois Is a Former
University of Missouri alumni are
"good runners" in political cam
paigns. This was shown in the re
cent election by the number elected
to Congress, the state Supreme Court,
and to other positions of prominence
ip Missouri and other states. Sev
eral were re-elected.
Walter Lewis Hensley of Farming
ton, Thomas L. Rubey of Lebanon and
Joseph J. Russell of Charleston were
elected, to Congress from their re-
apective districts. This is the second
time that the voters of the Thirteenth
'district has so honored Mr. Hensley.
Mr. Rubey was graduated from the
University in 1883 and received a
Master's degree in 1889. For a time
he was a teacher in the School of
Siines at Rolla.
Mr. Russell was graduated from the
School or Law In 1880. He was vale
dictorian of his class.
4 Two Elected Supreme Jndges.
C. B. Faris of Caruthersville and
R,. F. Walker of St. Louis were elect
ed judges of the Supreme Court. Mr.
Paris was graduated from the Uni
versity in 1889 and was a member of
the Board of Curators from 1907 to
1909. " "
Mr. Walker was graduated from the
University in 1873 and from the
School of Mines in 1877.
W. R. Painter, who was elected
lieutenant-governor of Missouri, is a
graduate of the School of Mines. He
is editor of the Carrollton Democrat
Barrett OUara, who is a former
student of the University, was elected
lieutenant-governor of Illinois. Mr.
O'Hara while here was employed on
the Columbia Tribune. Later he was
in newspaper work in Chicago.
Frank G Harris of Columbia, who
was elected as a representative in
the General Assembly, was graduated
from the School of Law in 1898.
O. H. Swearingen, a graduate in
the- class of 1897, was elected to the
state legislature from Jackson
Former Columbian Honored.
Irvin Barth and William T. Jones
of St Louis were elected circuit!
judges. Mr. Barth is a son of the
late Victor Barth and formerly lived
in this city. He was graduated from
the School of Law in 1899. -Mr. Jones
was graduated in 1896.
Frank P. Divilbliss, a graduate of
1891, was elected circuit judge in the
E. P. Deal, who was elected state
treasurer, was graduated from the
School of Law In 1886.
Daniel W. Cosgnne. a graduate in
the class of 1905, was elected prose
cuting attorney of Cooper County.
Redmond S. Cole, another of the
younger alumni, was elected a prose
cuting attorney in Oklahoma. Mr.
Cole was graduated from the Univer
sity in 1903 and received his master's
degree in 1906. He is a son of Dr.
J. B. Cole of this city.
Scott Ferris, who Is a graduate of
the University, was elected to con
gress from Oklahoma.
CAPTAIXS GET 158 MEMBERS
Revolt of First Day of School Exten
sion Society Campaign.
rAbout 150 members have been en
listed so far by the captains in the
membership campaign which Is being
conducted by the School Extension
Society. Work in this campaign
Columbia has been divided into
eight districts, each of which is In
charge of a captain and five lieuten
ants. The captains are Miss Anne
Fleming, Miss Pansy Higbee, Mrs. O.
W.'Boutwell, Miss Mittie V. Robnett,
C. B. Elliott, H. F. Newlon. Dr. W.
W. Charters and Prof. A. W. Taylor.
The committee has tried to appoint
one person for each street, except for
those which are particularly short
The aim this year Is 1.000 members.
Last year there were 500. E. W. Kel
logg had collected $15 this morning.
Miss Robnett at least $10, and Miss
Fleming $7. The returns from all
the helpers are not In.
-"The society offers exceptional op
portunities at the night school.
SHORTHORX CLUB ORG.iXIZES
Musical and Literary Program to Be
Ghen .Weekly. - ,.
The Short Course Literary Society
will be reorganized tomorrow night.
The meeting will be held in Room 200
of the Agricultural' Building.
J. A. Loomis, secretary of the so
ciety Ias't year, wlll'-welcome the two
year men. J. C.flfiddy will 'also talk."
P. V. Laughlin an' J. B. Hwsttmann
will give readings. "How Last Year's
Work Helped Me in My Summer
Work," will be the subject, of a talk
by Cato Jackson. A. J. Meyer, di
rector of the short courses, will
Last year the-'society Hmebr each
week and held debates. 'AJ piano was
rented 'and occasional musical pro
grams were had. This year it is pro
posed to make the programs even
more literary than ilast year; More
readings will be given and-some time
will be 'devoted to discussion of
authors and their works. Occasional
socials will be had.
There were about 100 members last
year. A twenty-five cent fee is
charged for membership. This pays
the rent of a piano and provides for
Tiger Tales, the weekly paper of
the society, will be issued "again this
year. An editor-in-chief and six as
sociate editors are appointed at each
meeting to write the paper for the
next meetiug. "
WOMAX LAWYER TALKS HERE
Lawrence Explains Work of P.
E. 0. Society.
"The Origin and Meaning of the
P. E. O. Sisterhood" was the subject
of a lecture given by Mrs. Mary D.
Lawrence of Kansas City at the Y.
M. C. A. Building yesterday afternoon
at an open meeting of the Columbia
chapter of P. E. O.
Mrs. Lawrence told of the organi
zation of the society by seven college
girls in Iowa in 1869, and of its re
markable growth since then, espe
cially In the West and Middle West
She spoke of the philanthropic, edu
cational and religious features of-the
association, naming Missouri as sec
ond in point of membership of all
the states. She emphasized its power
for good because "of the close rela
tion in which the members stand to
Mrs. Lawrence Is a practicing at
torney in partnership with her hus
band in Kansas City. She was for
merly supreme president of P. E. O.
Before the lecture Miss'- Myrtle
Parker sang several songs with iflss
Caroline Jesse as accompanist
MAY GET CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Jasiter County Students Try to Ar
range for Extra Cars.
An effort Is being made to get a
Jasper County special train for the
Christmas holidays. If enough pas
sengers are assured by Tuesday, -.the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
will probably agree to run a special
to Joplin, Webb City, Carterville and
L. A. Vaughn of 507 Hitt street will
try to arrange with the railroad com
pany for a special rate. Mr. Vaughn
says that he must know how many
students from that section of the
state will use the special before he
can make final arrangements with
the railroad. Students who live in
Nevada and towns south of there may
go home on this train.
TO PICK STOCK JUDGES TODAY
Seven Men for M. U. Team Will Be
Chosen for Chicago Exposition.
The stock judging team of the Uni
versity of Missouri will be selected
today from the advanced He stock
judging class. This class is composed
mostlv of seniors in the College of
During the semester the students
have been placing classes of stock
and giving their reason for doing so.
The seven men having the highest
score In this contest will compose the
team. They will enter the judging
contest at the International Live
Stock Exposition In Chicago. E. A.
Trowbridge, professor of animal hus
bandry, is in charge of the class.
CAXES FOR KAXSAS LAWYERS
Seniors In School of law to Follow
Example of Professor HIU.
The senior law students of the Uni
versity of Kansas have voted to re
vive the custom of- carrying canes,
introduced by Prof. Henry O. Hill, a'
former professor at the University of
While In this University, Professor
Hill carried a cane, but the custom
never attained much popularity
among the students.
FOR COLUMBIA MAIL
Inspectors Provide for One
Auxiliary and a Parcels
R. F. D. FOR SUBURBS
. A. Remley Says Lack of
Sidewalks Has Kept Men
From Being Added.
Columbia will have two additional
mall carriers. This was decided by
E. L. Duncan and A. A. Rowe. United
States postoffice inspectors, whq
came here to investigate conditions
after a request from the Columbia
office for additional help.
An auxiliary carrier is to be added
as soon as possible, perhaps by the
first of December, In January the
fore will be Increased by the addi
tion of a carrier to deliver parcel
post matter exclusively. He is to be
what is known as a "mounted man"
and will use a wagon for delivering.
He will cover the entire town, mak
ing one delivery a day. The other
carriers will not handle the parcels
Provide Place for the MalL
Hereafter each house must be pro
vided with a receptacle of some kind
for the mall. The carrier is not sup
posed to ring the bell and put the
mall in the house. The present routes
will not be changed, except that the
rural carriers will deliver mall to
houses on the edge of town, and In
this way relieve, to a certain extent,
the city carriers.
The inspectors went all over Col
umbia and investigated the condition
of the streets. According to Post
master Remley, Columbia would have
been allowed more carriers If the
streets had been In better condition.
In some sections of the town, there
are no sidewalks. Mr. Remley says
that there has been a heavy inerease
in the local office work.
"There has been perhaps a 25 per
cent increase, and the present force
of carriers simply can't handle it."
The present force numbers thirty.
Of course, nine are city carriers and
eleven are rural carriers.
Inspection Tour Contiieed.
The inspectors went from here to
Madison. Mo. They will determine
whether conditions, there justify a
The parcel post rates are:
First addifl Eleven
Rural route and
city deliver... $0.05 $0.01 $0.15
50-mile zone 05 .03 .35
150-mile zone .. .06 .04 .46
300-mile zone .. .07 .05 .57
600-mile zone .. .08 .06 .68
1,000-mile zone .09 .07 .79
1,400-mile zone .10 .09 1.00
1.800-mlle zone .11 .10 1.11
Over 1,800 miles .12 .12 1.32
The Postoffice Department will In
demnify shippers for all goods dam
aged or lost in the parcel post
WOXT TAKE SLEEPER OFF XOW
Longer Trial for Pullman Service Be
for Any Action by Company.
There is no immediate danger that
the Katy sleeper between here and
St. Louis will be taken off, according
to H. L. Wilson, agent of that rail
road here. On the sleeper last night
were only four or five persons. Seven
or eight are needed to make the new
car pay. It Is expected, however,
that more will use the sleeper after
it has been continued a while.
Columbia merchants and business
men, especially, find the sleeping car
very convenient. They can go to bed
in the car at 9:30 o'clock in Colum
bia and awake In St. Louis the next
MIXY ATE CHICKEX PIE
Annual Dinner at M. E. Church Was
Chicken pie with many other good
things was sened by the women of
the Methodist church at noon today
in the basement of the church. The
Commercial Club at Its last meeting
voted to attend in a body.
The dinner Is an annual affair and
is always well patronized.
Basketball for Short-Conrse Stadeita
The short-course students are or
ganizing basketball teams to compete
in the series of inter-class games be
tween Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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