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FIFTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1912
NUMBER 57
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MAYOR ATTACKS THE
TELEPHONE COMPANY
W. S. St. Clair Tells Council
Win the Service Should
Be Regulated.
TOOK OUT HIS PHONE
Doesn't Like President Hud
son As a Road Builder,
Either.
The Columbia Telephone Company,
particularly its president, J. A. Hud
son, bore the brunt of a vigorous at
tack by Mayor "W. S. St. Clair at the
City Council meeting last night. The
mayor "spoke right out." He wasn't
backward in the matter at all. He
said just what he thought about the
company, its conduct and he put spe
cial stress on his opinion of Mr. Hud
son. Mr. St. Clair had his speech written
but he made many additional state
ments to his prepared speech. Heac-
cused Mr. Hudson of trying to draw
the mayor into the discussion. Mayor
St. Clair spoke of the fact that Mr.
Hudson of the telephone company
had ordered the telephone taken from
the office of St. Clair and Garth Real
Estate Company when the check in
payment for service was lying on the
mayor's desk. For some reason, he
said, the check had been misplaced
and had not been sent to the com
pany Xnt at All Personal, He Says.
Mayor St. Clair told of having
heard that Mr. Hudson said the pres
ent trouble between the council and
the telephone company was an out
growth of this personal misunder
standing. His talk before the council
was not to express the opinion of
the council at large but merely to
state that it was not a personal affair,
he said.
"Robbing rates and insulting treat
ment." he said, "are the real causes
of the attempted regulation. "Mr.
Hudson himself does not know the
kind of service he gives. A girl who
is courteous can not go into his office
and hold her job for a month."
Mayor St. Clair read a letter from
one of the Columbia Telephone sub
scribers on Conley avenue to show
that dissatisfaction with the present
conditions existed elsewhere. On the
night that the electric wires on Mis
souri and Conley avenue carried an
over-charge of electricity the floor in
The Palms caught fire from the elec
tric wires. The current into the
building was shut off and an attempt
to call the electric light company
without using their number failed. It
was dark and the proprietor could not
see the numbers in the directory, the
letter said.
He asked central for the light plant
but was told to refer to his directory
When he told her that the building
was on fire, and the lights were out.
she asked him why he didn't call the
fire department according, to the let
ter. After reading the letter. Mayor St.
Clair said: "Follow the rule if the
whole town burns up."
Attached Him As Road Builder.
Mayor St. Clair then left the tele
phone subject for a time and talked
of Mr. Hudson's work as chairman
of the good roads committee. He said
that although he was not sure but
be believed that he nominated Mr.
Hudson for the place.
"He has acted in bad faith to the
public," said Mayor St. Clair. "When
the council was considering men for
the position Mr. Hudson said that if
there was anything that he could do
it was build roads. In a -recent ar
ticle published in the newspaper he
has acknowledge that he doesn't
know what to do.
"Mr. Hudson also gave us to under
stand that S. F. Conley must be on
the committee with him. They are
.continually after ever dollar they can
get They mean to get all the money
the can then use it as they please.
The commissioners have used their
positions to promote their own selfish
interest.
"Sni ipthing very different must be
done cr they should be asked to re
sign if not legal steps should be
taken to get them out. The council
had more to do with the appointing
of the (omniittee than did the County
Cert However, both should do
something about this commission."
Paid Respects to the Press.
"favor St. Clair took time to say a
few thinss about the press in Colum
bia p.. said that when Mr. Hudson
was inolved the papers would not
print news stories,
IT WILL BE COOLER TONIGHT
United States Weather Bureau Sajs
Fair Weather Will Continue.
The weather forecast says fair and
cooler tonight and Thursday. Hero
are the hourly temperatures:
7 a. m 47 11 a. m. ..
m 51 12 (noon).
m 55 1 p. m. ..
8 a.
9 a.
10 a.
m. ..
.59
p. m.
!63
.66
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TOXIGIIT
Last mass meeting of the year in
University Auditorium at 7:15 o'clock.
TOMORROW
Dr. Henry G. Cope of Chicago, sec
retary of the Religious Education As
sociation, at assembly.
Doctor Cope at Y. M. C. A. Building
on "Leadership in the Life Today";
6:45 p. m.
Art Lovers' Guild, chamber music;
8 p. m.
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II
PLANT MORE TREES
CIVIC LEAGUE URGES
Other Plans For Betterment
of Columbia Discussed
by Organization.
MORE FLOWER BEDS
Committee Advises Members
To Go To Film Shows
Having Good Pictures.
than natural that they take this stand
since the elephone company has been
using so many half-page ads."
A good sized crowd attended the
meeting of the council but after hear
ing only one side of the question, left.
After the mayor's speech Council
man Garth moved that an adjourned
session be held next Tuesday night
at which time he would propose reg
ulations for the telephone company.
Improvement' of Parkings.
Beautifying Railway Stations.
Keeping Vacant Lots Clean.
Removing Unsightly Sign-boards.
Prizes for Flower-beds.
Prevention of Disease.
Removal of Garbage.
Better Picture Shows.
GREEKS WILL MEET
GREEKSOUETS
Five Fraternities Will Hold
Annual Reunions At
Kansas City.
OTHERS IN LAWRENCE
A PAID CITY JAILER XOW
City Council Puts the Position on a
Xew Basis.
Columbia now has a regularly paid
city jailor. The new office was cre
ated at the meeting of the City Coun
cil last night He will receive a sal
ary of $15 a month. He must be 21
years old and a citizen of Columbia.
The chief-of-police has the power to
appoint and the man will hold his
office at the will of the council.
Ordering more paved streets, bet
ter sidewalks and crossings and the
paying of bills took up a good part
of the meeting of the council. All
the regular business was finished be
fore the mayor read his message
about the telephone situation to the
council.
An ordinance was passed ordering
the paving, grading and curbing of
Williams and Hockaday streets be
tween Broadway and Bouchellc ave
nue. The alley between Cherry street
and Broadway and Ninth and Tenth
streets was ordered paved. This
alley is a private one but the owners
will probably deed it to ,the city.
All of them were in favor of the pav
ing. An effort will be made to finish
the work this fall.
Walnut street will be extended from
.MeiDourn to Ann street. The new
part will be forty feet wide, the same
as the old street. The deeds to the
land were accepted.
T. C. Scruggs -vas before the coun
cil and asked that the grading for a
walk in front of his place be delayed
till spring. The council granted his
request because several new houses
are to be built near there this winter
and the hauling could be done better
without the grading. The contract
for improving of Sexton Road was
given to L. D. Shobe. The govern
ment has notified the council that
this street must be improved immedi
ately or mail delivery there will be
suspended.
The crossings on the south side of
Broadway at Tenth street and north
side of Broadway at Fourth street
will be repaired. New crossings will
be built on the west side of Price
avenue at Hinkson avenue and at Mc-
Callister streets. These new cross
ings will complete a new string of
walks that have been built there.
Four-foot concrete sidewalks were
ordered built on the west side of Oak
street from Linn to Worley streets
and on the north side of Worley
street from Oak to Garth avenue.
The license for peddlers of fruits
and vegetables was made $10 for six
months and $15 for a year. This is
lower than the former license. Bills
to the amount of $3,123.S3 were or
dered paid from the water and light
fund.
The Civic League outlined part of
its plans for improving Columbia at
a meeting in the Y. M. C. A. Building
yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. J. G. Babb, in the report of
the city beautiful committee, said
til at they had found the parkings
along the streets to be the best
ground for beginning to beautify the
city. The parkings were left to af
ford ground for the planting of trees.
But in very few instances are the
trees being planted and if they can
be set out the appearance of the city
as a whole will be materially im
proved. The league will attempt to remove
unsightly sign boards. A plan for
offering -prizes to the children keep
ing the best flower beds was left for
the next meeting. Mrs. Babb also
discussed vacant lots and the railway
stations and the bad impression they
make on visitors.
Mrs. J. F. Murry discussed the gar
bage evil and read a letter from tho
Chicago packing houses telling how
they got rid of their garbage. If the
citizens will co-operate Mrs. Murry
thinks that through the league it wjll
be possible to get rid of the Colum
bia's garbage by giving it to swine
herds. Mrs. W. W. Charters, in a report of
the educational committee, advanced
a plan for reaching women who do
not have tibe to join the league.
Mrs. Charters spoke of the French
laws to prevent the spread of disease.
All that is necessary is to take pre
cautions to avoid most diseases, she
said. The doctors in Columbia are
willing to aid in taking these precau
tions, according to Mrs. Charters,
"even if it puts them into the poultry
business."
Mrs. F. W. Poor of the social com
mittee said that while the picture
shows had tried to improve the class
of pictures shown, the good pictures
had not been so well attended as the
more sensational ones. she sug
gested that the members of the
league watch the advertisements, and
go to see all of the good pictures to
show that they approved them.
George Fitch, Writer of Si
wash Stories, Will Attend
Beta District Meeting.
To most students the football game
with Kansas means an opportunity to
meet many old acquaintances, but to
the fraternities and sororities it is an
annual reunion, it means a renew
ing of the fraternal spirit between the
active members in both schools as
well as the meeting of alumni. When
the game was played in Kansas City,
the chapters from the two schools
united in giving banquets and feasts.
Now they alternate in entertaining at
home.
However, the banquet in Kansas
City has not passed with the change
in playing the game. Five of the fra
ternities will hold banquets at the
Baltimore Hotel either before or after
the game.
"Siwash" Author to Sieak.
The Beta Theta Pis will hold their
annual district reunion, beginning
Friday morning with a business meet
ing in Lawrence, and ending Satur
day night with a banquet in Kansas
City. The principal speakers at the
banquet will be George Fitch, writer
of the Siwash stories, and Francis W.
night at their chapter houses. About
ten of the Pi Beta Phis and five or six
Kappa Kappa Gammas will go from
here. The Kansas City alumnae will
entertain the Alpha Phis over Sunday.
SOXGS AXD TALKS AT W. C. T. U.
One Hundred and Fifty Persons At
tend Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Colum
bia W. C. T. V., which was held Mon
day night at the Methodist Church,
was attended by about one hundred
and fifty persons. It was an enter
tainment consisting of speeches.
readings and songs. Refreshments
were served.
Dr. W. P. Cutler told them that the
enlistment of the women was neces
sary for the success of the pure food
campaign. Talks were also made by
P. S. Quinn, A. D. Petty and Dr. J. B.
Cole. Mrs. W. H. Rees read a paper
on "The First Thanksgiving."
"The Saloonless Nation in 1920."
sung by Mrs. J. C. Schwabe was liked
by all present. The songs by Miss
Lois Gribble, Miss Josephine Mitchell
and Miss Alta Gribble were also pop
ular. Readings were given by Miss
Xantine Petty and Miss Rachael Tay
lor. Mrs. A. D. Petty is president of the
county and city W. C. T. U. unions.
There are approximately 150 mem
bers in the Columbia union.
"WE'RE NEVER BEATEN
UNTIL WW LICKED"
Professor Brewer Gives Spirit
Tigers Will Have in the
Game Saturday.
TEAM GOES TONIGHT
President and Mrs. Hill Will
Accompany Players To
Kansas City.
SHOOT AT LIVE THIXGS XOW
Columbia Gun Club Has Closed Its
Clay Bird Shoots.
The Columbia Gun Club, which has
just closed its season, announces the
best marksman as J. C. Higbee, L. L.
Herrell and E. T Hiderman. The
season closes at the beginning of the
game season November 1 as the men
will have something else to shoot at
R. C. COCHRAX, CO, WEDS IX K. C.
Miss Dimmit Hick am, Bookkeeper, Is
Real Estate Jinn's Bride.
R. C. Cochran, a Columbia real es
tate man, and Miss Dimmit Hickam.
the young woman, who, until re
cently, has been employed as book
keeper at the Exchange National
Bank here, were married last night
in Kansas City.
The wedding came as a surprise.
Mr. Cochran went to Kansas City
Monday. Miss Hickam departed yes
terday morning, saying she was go
ing to Centralia to spend a few days
with friends.
They will spend the winter in the
South. Mr. Cochran is in his sixty
first year.
OX TYPHOID VACCIXATIOX
Business
Men Will Hear Talks by
Physicians.
Dr. W. J. Calvert, professor of pre
ventive medicine, will speak on "Vac
cinating Against Typhoid Fever" at
the weekly luncheon of the Commer
cial Club tomorrow, at the Virginia
Grill. Dr. A. W. McAlester, former
dean of the School of Medicine. Dr.
James Gordon and Dr. J. E. Thorn
ton, practicing physicians, will also
speak.
ATHLETE HAS APPEXDICITIS
D. D.
Banquet for Cadet Company.
The members of Company G will
give a banquet tonight at the Cafe-
'It is no more teria to get acquainted.
Moss of Cross-Country Team
Taken to Hospital.
D. D. Moss, member of the Varsity
cross-country team and a two miler.
was taken to the Parker Hospital this
morning with an attack of appendici
tis. Moss is one of the four men that
was to represent Missouri in the
Western Conference cross country
run to be held in Chicago this month.
His loss to the team will greatly les
sen its chances of winning the race.
Dean Mnmford to Speak There.
F. B. Mumford, dean of the College
of Agriculture, will go to Shelbyville
tonight to speak to the Shelby County
Corn and Poultry Growers' Associa
tion. He will speak on "Permanent
System of Agriculture."
Sheperdson, professor of history in
Chicago University and editorial con
tributor to the Chicago Tribune. Pro
fessor Sheperdson is secretary of the
national Beta organization. Thomas
Barclay is the representative from the
local chapter.
The following schools will be rep
resented: Tulane, Vanderbilt, Wash
ington, Kansas, Missouri and Okla
homa universities and Westminster
College. There will be about one
hundred members at the reunion.
They will go to Kansas City immedi
ately after the game. Last year their
annual reunion was at Washington
University.
The P. B. Hamer Province of the
Kappa Alpha fraternity will hold its
annual province council, beginning
with a banquet Friday night at the
Baltimore Hotel. Representatives will
attend from all the chapters in Mis
souri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. J. F.
Rhodes and C. J. McPheeters will be
the representatives from the chapter
here. Some of the alumni members
present will be: O. H. Swearingen.
Charles F. Curry. A. E. Martin and
Turner Jones of Kansas City. About
one hundred members will attend the
banquet
Others in Kansas City.
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will
give a banquet at the Baltimore Sat
urday night, at which they expect
forty men. They have no chapter in
Kansas University. The Kansas City
alumni, and men from the active
Kappa Sigma chapters in Kansas and
Missouri Universities will give a fra
ternity banquet Saturday night in
Kansas City.
Friday night, the Delta Tau Deltas
from Missouri, Baker, Nebraska and
Iowa Universities will be entertained
at a banquet given by the Kansas City
alumni. This will be their tenth an
nual banquet.
The Sigma Nu fraternity will send
about twenty members to the game.
Satnrdav nieht thev will be given a
banquet by the Kansas chapter. Two
former Tiger captains are expected at
the banquet. These are: Thomas E.
Ellis of Chicago, captain of the Tiger
football team in 1902, and "Cub" Bir
ney of Oklahoma City, Tiger captain
in 1903.
Kansans to Entertain 3Iisourian.
A dance will be given Friday night
at Lawrence by the Phi Kappa i-si
fraternity. It will be attended by ac
tive and alumni members from both
schools. The Kansas chapter of Alpha
Taus will also celebrate the game
with a dance Saturday night. About
fifteen men will attend from the Mis
souri chapter.
The Phi Delta Phis will gather for
a smoker Friday night and the Aca
cias will meet with the Gimmel chap
ter of Masons at Lawrence for a ban
quet and dance. About twelve Sigma
Chi members will attend a banquet
given by the Kansas chapter Satur
day evening.
Two of the Kansas sororities, the
Kappa Kappa Gammas and Pi Beta
Phis will give banquets Saturday
now besides clay birds.
The club was organized July 16,
1912. and has held a shoot every
Thursday on J. A. Stuart's property
on Stuart Road, west of Columbia.
The only outside competition was
with the Fulton Gun Club in a shoot
held here. The Columbia team was
victorious.
J. C. Holloway, who is secretary or
the club, says that the game this sea
son is very scarce. He says that
quail are hard to find and that even
the rabbits are becoming scarce. He
attributes the lack of game to the
extremely hard winter last year.
The present officers of the gun club
are: J. (J HigDee, presiueiu; j. v,.
Hollaway, secretary and treasurer,
Dr. R. L. Lockridge, captain, and C.
C. Bowling, assistant captain.
"We are going to win. I won't be
lieve we are beaten until we are
licked."
Those are Prof. C. L. Brewer's final
words on the big game of the football
season at Lawrence next Saturday,
the Missouri-Kansas contest.
And from T. E. Jones, who has
trained the football squad comes this
cheering statement:
The whole team is in the best of
condition. Groves will be able to play
if we need him. Dunckle has his collar-bone
cracked, but if we had to
put him in, he could play."
Then Mr. Jones adds that: "Kansas
is strong. The Minnesota formations
that the Jayhawkers have learned
from their new coach are not yet
working smoothly, but they are dan
gerous." The Varsity men who are to go with
the team are: Wilson, Hastings, Bar
ton, Groves, Clay, Kemper and Galla
gher for line men; Pixlee, .Mills,
Herndon and Turley for ends; Cap
tain LeMire, Knobel, Shepard, Wig
gans. Duvall, Dunckle, Hupp. MacWil
llams and Lake for backs. The Var
sity will leave at 9 o'clock tonight.
President and Mrs. A. Ross Hill
will leave tonight on the same train
with the team. Visiting Day at the
Kansas City High Schools is Friday
and Doctor Hill will be there with the
Curators and the band to visit the
high schools.
DR. COPE HERE TOMORROW
DEATH OF 0. D. DAVIS
Funeral of Columbia Man Will Be
Held Tomorrow.
O. D. Davis died yesterday at Ful
ton, Mo., where he had been for about
three weeks. He was C7 years old.
He formerly lived on Conley avenue
with his son Dent C. Davis and daugh
ter, Anna Lou Davis.
The body arrived at 1 o'clock this
afternoon and will be buried at the
Columbia Cemetery tomorrow imme
diately after funeral service which
will be held at the parlors of the
Parker Furniture Company. The ser
vice will be conducted by the Rev. C.
W. Tadlock of the Methodist Church.
Up until about one year ago Mr.
Davis was truant officer for Columbia,
and filled this position several
months. His wife died last spring.
A daughter who was a student in the
University, died more than a year
ago.
Lecture at Assembly on Religion and
Education.
"Religious and Social Meanings in
Education" is the subject of an ad
dress to be given at assembly tomor
row by Dr. Henry F. Cope, general
secretary of the Religious Education
Association.
Doctor Cope is a native of England.
When a young man he came to Amer
ica and entered the Baptist Theolog
ical Seminary at Louisville, Ky., and
was ordained to the ministry in 1893.
In 1903 he engaged in teaching and
in special literary work in Chicago
and since 1004 has been connected
with the Religious Educational Asso
ciation, first as assistant and later
as general secretary. He is con
nected with many publications on re
ligious education and is author of
"Sunday School Management." "The
Bonanza Bible Class." "Levels of Liv
ing" and "The Efficient Layman."
A meeting of those interested in so
cial work will be held at 4:13 o'clock
tomorrow, in the Y. M. C. A. At C:4."
o'clock another address will be deliv
ered by Doctor Cope in the T. M. C.
A. auditorium on "Leadership in the
World of Today." These meetings
are all open to the public.
STEPHEXS COLLEGE TO BEXEFIT
Estate of R. E. Sappington of Ashland
Settled in Probate Court Yesterdaj.
According to the settlement of the
estate of R. E. Sappington, made yes
terday in the probate court, Stephens
College is beneficiary for about $Gj00.
J. W. Sappington and L. P. Jones,
administrators were here yesterday
to attend to the business.
Mr. Sappington died recently at his
home In Ashland. He gave away a
good deal of his property before his
death, at which time the estate was
worth between $10,000 and $12,000.
According to the will Stephens Col
lege is to receive all that was left
after various other legacies are paid.
TO VISIT STATE IXSTITUTIOXS
Miss Klani Hartmnnn (Jives Recital.
A recital was given in the Christian
College auditorium last night by .Miss
Klara Hartmann. pianist, assisted by
H. E. Keim,' violinist, and Miss Mary
L. Barks, accompanist. This was the
third of the faculty recitals. The next
program will be given Tuesday even
ing. December 3. by Miss Emile Geh
ring. soprano, assisted by Paul Van
Katwijk, pianist
Senator T. J. Lysasht Heads Commit
tee Which Will Come Here.
State Senator Thomas J. Lysaght.
a Democrat, of St. Joseph, is chair
man of the legislative accounting
committee appointed by Governor
Hadley to visit the state educational,
penal and eleemosynary institutions.
T. B. Putnam or Putnam County and
Alfred A. Vitt of Franklin County. Re
publicans, are his associates on the
committee.
Senator Alroy S. Phillips, of St.
Louis, a Republican, is chairman of
the auditing 'committee which will
check up the accounts of all state of
ficers except the governor. Tom
Dunim of Caie County is a member
of this committee. The third member
has not been named.
To Publish Y. M. C. A. Bulletin.
The Y. M. C. A. is to publish a
quarterly bulletin. "The Young Men's
Christian Association Bulletin." The
first number of this bulletin will be
out December 1. It will be sent to
former members of the association,
alumni of the University of Missouri,
and to friends of the association who
contribute to its support
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