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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1912
COUNCIL WILL LOOK
N COMPANY'S BOOKS
mittee Is Appointed By
VIEWS OF MR. DeFOE
Ordinance by Garth for Re
vision of Present Rates
Is not Passed.
, Major W. S. St. Clair appointed a
committee at the request of the City
Council last night to investigate the
books of the Columbia Telephone
Company. This examination will be
made before any further action is
taken in an effort to regulate the
rates of the company. The commit
tee includes: Councilmen Cauthorn.
Stephens and Garth.
Councilman Garth read a report
based on comparison of telephone
rates in other towns in Missouri. He
said his figures showed that the rates
now being charged by the Columbia
Telephone Company were higher than
elsewhere and urged that it was the
duty of the council to act in behalf
of the citizens of Columbia.
Mr. Garth then offered an ordinance
with a view of regulating the rates.
He proposed that the Columbia Tele
phone Company be required to fur
nish the city with free telephones not
to ececd twelve in number. The rate
for resident telephones he fixed at
$1.7." a month while the rate for a
business telephone he fixed at $2.75
a month. The ordinance also re
quired that the present installation
fee be discontinued.
But DeFoe Objected.
Councilman L. M. DeFoe objected
to the resolution as offered by Mr.
Garth. He said that comparison of
rates in other towns had nothing to
do with the rates in Columbia and
that the only way to get at the propo
sition was to get the valuation of the
plant and what it cost to operate it
'then, after allowing a just return for
the investment, fix the rates.
"We have all the data but it isn't
the data we need" he taid. "The
thini; for us to have is the valuation
of that plant. We should have a
commission to get the valuation, al
low for the depreciation and see what
is a just earning. It is not a ques
tion of charges el es where but what
should the charges be here."
Councilman Hatton said it would
cost a large sum of money to get a
commission and thought that the
members of the council and the man
agement of the telephone company
could get together on some kind of
The clerk read the ordinance pro
posed by Mr. Garth. Councilman L.
J. Slate moved that it be adopted.
Before the motion had a second, Mr.
DeFoe moved that the mayor appoint
a committee from the council to in
vestigate the books of the telephone
companv. Councilman Cauthorn sec
onded the motion and Mr. Garth sec
onded Air. Slate's motion.
DeFoc's Motion Tarried.
The major ruled that Mr. DeFoe's
motion should be voted on first as it
had receivfd the second first The
motion carried. Councilman Cau
thorn. Hctzler, Rothwell, Stephens
and DeFoe voting yes. Councilmen
Garth. Hatton and Slate voted no.
This motion being carried Mr. Garth's
motion was not put to a vote.
The finance committee composed of
Councilmen Cauthorn, Stephens and
Garth w ere appointed by the mayor to
make the investigation. They will re
port at a later meeting of the coun
cil. After the telephone question was
settled for the night, the council went
into executive session.
"Wo have waited overtime in order
that every member of the council
might be present," said Mayor W. S.
St. Clair, in opening the meeting.
"The telephone question is one that
ought to be considered very seriously.
Friendship is a noble virtue but duty
rises above friendship. We propose
to do what is best for the interest of
the people of Columbia. At a meet
ing of the council sometime ago, res
olutions were submitted 'by Mr. Garth,
and while they did not ask any repre
sentative of the company to come
here in person, the spirit of it ought
to have been clear enough. So far
as an. report or address to the coun
cil and to the public is concerned, I
don't think that we are to understand
that any one has reported in behalf
of the company. A communication
was received by the council signed by
J A. Hudson. It didn't say secre-
CLEAB WEATHER TO CONTINUE
Coldei Tonight, But Rising Temper
ature Tomorrow, Says Forecast.
"Fair and somewhat colder tonight;
Thursday fair with rislpg tempera
ture," is the prediction of the United
States Weather Bureau today. The
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8 a. m 25 12 (noon) 32
9 a. m 27 1 p. m 35
10 a. m 28 2 p. m 37
University holiday Thanksgiving.
Union service of Columbia churches
at Presbyterian Church 10:30 a. m.;
sermon by the Rev. Madison A. Hart.
Y. W. C. A. Thanksgiving service
at Read Hall 4:30 p. m.
Flonzaley String Quartet, second of
Phi Mu Alpha series, in University
Auditorium 8:13 p. m.
tary, president or any other officer
of the company. Mr. Hudson signed
his name to another communication
of the company."
Raised Kates, He Says.
"We have perhaps evidence suffi
cient to warrant us that Mr. Hudson
was once president of the Columbia
Telephone Company," said Mr. St.
Mayor St. Clair said Mr. Hudson
had raised his rate charges from time
to time until it probably is now 100
per cent or maybe more, than they
were many years ago.
"Complaints have been carried to
mc- about the increased rates and the;
service rendered." said Mayor St.
Clair, "and I believe the council is
justified in taking up this matter for
Investigation and settlement. Speafc-
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day,
there will be no 'issue of the
University Missourian. The next
issue of the paper will be Friday
Ing in one of his addresses, if I re
member correctly, Mr. Hudson states
that his rates are not greater than
other . cities of the same size. He
says he is not" asking unreasonable
rates here. Now the council does not
wish to do Mr. Hudson or the Colum
bia Telephone Company any injustice,
but it appears to me that any fair
minded, unprejudiced man will see
that we have been over-charged. It
is our right and privilege to regulate
these rates and we owe it to the peo
ple who elected us. As far as Mr.
Hudson is concerned, I don't think
we should give It a minute's consid
eration." In closing Mayor St. Clair said it
was his opinion that the council
could handle the question as well as
it could be handled through a com
mission. C. H. S. TEVM TO MEXICO
Close Football Season with Thanks
giving Game with Military School
The football team of Columbia High
School will close its season with a
game with the Missouri Military Acad
emy team at Mexico, Mo.. Thanksgiv
ing. The military academy team is
the only one that has beaten the high
school team this season. The score
in that game was 14 to 0. The play
ers on the academy team average al
most twenty pounds more than the
The line-up of the high school team
follows: center. Church; right guard,
Henderson; left guard, Phillips; right
tackle, Bradley; left tackle. Cook and
Bowman; right end, Kistler; left end,
Schwabe and Thornton; quarter.
Schooler: right half, Scurlock; left
half. Miller and Risell; full back,
Evans and Bergman.
Thornton and Scurlock are the only
men on the team who had played foot
ball at all before the opening of this
season. They are both playing their
last year on the high school team.
Walter Llndsey, coach of the team,
says that he was well pleased with
the work of the team this year.
"Dope" figured it out that the high
school here had the high school foot
ball championship for the state last
year. The place it has this year de
pends on the game Saturday.
Several students from the high
school will go to Mexico to see the
game Saturday. The high school will
oe dismissed Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday for Thanksgiving holidays.
Tiie-day Club Entertains with Musical
The Tuesday Club entertained with
a musical vesterday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. T. W. Whittle, 803 Col
lege avenue. The program was given
by Basil Gauntlett, Miss Hibbard and
Miss Crawford of the Stephens Col
TO BETTER POULTRY
Association Will Give Prizes
for Best Fowls at Show
BEGINS JANUARY 13
National Body To Meet in
Columbia New University
To make Boone the banner poultry
county of the state is the aim of the
Boone County Poultry Association,
which will hold its annual show in
Columbia January 13 to 17.
The officers of the association are:
President, J. E. Bedford; vice-president,
F. G. Prather; secretary-treasurer.
Miss Elizabeth Hodge; assist
ant secretary, Mrs. E. E. Evans; su
perintendent, J. M. Stone; judge,
Adam Thompson. The members of
the executive board are: J. E. Bed
ford. J. M. Stone, W. A. Hume, Mrs.
P. H.- Murry and Miss Elizabeth
Cash Premiums Are Offered
The association will give $3 for the
first premium on pens, $2 for the first
premium on single entries, and -2
for single entries on turkeys. In ad
dition tp these premius, silver cups,
ba.dges and special cash prizes will
The same week of the show mem
bers of the American Poultry Asso
ciation will come to Columbia for the
annual meeting of the state branch.
The State Board of Agriculture, the
College or Agriculture and the Uni
versity poultry department will take
part in the meetings. Prizes have
been offered by the American Poul
try Association. The County Court
offers prizes for Boone County con
Prominent Fancies to Speak
In connection with the show and
Farmers' Week at the University. a
poultry institute will be held. There
will be addresses on problems of the
poultry man. Among the speakers
will be R. C. Lawry, manager of the
Yesterlaid Egg Farm. T. E. Quisen
berry. director of the Mountain Grove
Poultry' Experiment Station, H. A.
McAleer of the Bureau of Chemistry
and H. I.. Kempster of the University
The College of Agriculture will
give a seven weeks' course in poultry
raising beginning the first of Janu
ary for the benefit of those who raise
poultry for profit and want to learn
the principles and practices of poul
try raising in a short time.
STUDY EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS
Columbia High School Instructors
Form Club to Discuss Teaching.
The teachers of Columbia High
School have organized a club which
will meet once every two weeks to
study educational problems, especi
ally those of high school education.
The subject of study at the meeting
of the club Monday afternoon was
"What Knowledge is Most Worthy."
Miss Meta Eitzen read a paper on
Herbert Spencer's theory of knowl
edge. Miss Mary Ford discussed the
recommendation of the National Edu
cational Association committee often.
Miss Saidee Stean gave a report of
the National Educational Association
proceedings of 1904.
EARLY SERVICES TOMORROW
Young People of Colombia Churches
Will Hare Sunrise Meeting.
The members of the young people's
unions of the churches of Columbia
will rise early tomorrow morning to
give thanks. The city union, which
is composed of the young people's so
cieties from all of the churches, will
have a sun-rise prayer meeting at the
Methodist Church at 6:30 o'clock in
the morning. The meeting will last
about forty-five minutes.
DEAX LOEB'S BROTHER TO WED
The Name of the Bride of St. Louis
Man Is ANo Loeb.
Dean Isidor Loeb departed this af
ternoon for Chicago to attend the
marriage of his brother. Dr. Clarence
Loeb of St. Louis, to Miss Hedwig
Loeb. The marriage will take place
tomorrow night. Doctor Loeb was
graduated from the University of
Missouri in 189G. He afterward stu
died medicine in St. Louis and Vi
enna. Germany. He has been prac
ticing in St. Louis since 1900.
TO HOLD DUAL MEET
First Year Students Will
Tackle Second Term
ers December 14.
Each Team Will Have
Eighteen Men Try-out
Set for December 7.
What will happen when shorthorn
meets shorthorn? Obviously they
will not lock horns. They will meet,
nevertheless, in a dual track meet
December 14 at Rothwell Gymnasium.
B. Y. Edelen has been chosen captain
of the first-year men and Charles
Fritz of the second-year men. The
try-out for the teams will be Decem
ber 7. Each team will be composed
of eighteen men.
There probably will be fourteen
events: 50, 100, and 220-yard dashes,
440-yard run, 1-mile relay, discus
throw, shot-put, pole-vault, fence
vault, tug-of-war, each counting ten
points; and running broad-jump,
standing high-jump, each counting
five points. No one will be allowed
to enter more than three events.
"The purpose of the meet." said O.
F. Field, gymnasium instructor, "is to
interest the short-course men In ath
letics and establish records for suc
ceeding years. We just want to get
a start. There should be some good
work done, for many of the men have
had training in high schools. The
short-course men are very enthusi
astic in gym work. They come out
half an hour before class and stay
after they are dismissed. s I expect
them to enter the meet with much
An athletic committee, composed of
P. V. Laughlin. M. M. Hunt, Charles
Fritz and B. Y. Edelen, has charge of
arrangements. The committee will
meet Thursday night with Mr. Field
to make rules and regulations and
appoint officials. A prize will be
given the winning team.
About fifty men are enrolled in the
short-course gymnasium class. Jacob
Speelman, a freshman who is special
izing In physical training, h'as charge.
In speaking of the work A, J. Meyer,
director of the short courses, said:
"I think the short course boys need
physical training more than any other
class of students. They come here
from the farm, after a hard summer's
work, to a life of comparative physi
cal inactivity. The change is too
sudden and they need training to
keep them healthy."
BVSKETBALL SQUAD WILL CUT
Twenty-five Men Now, Candidates for
Team Coacli Likes Material.
Coach O. F. Field will make a cut
in his basketball squad at the end of
this week so that the men can get
down to real work. The squad is
now composed of about twenty-five
men and the coach can not give the
promising material the best attention
with so many on the floor.
Mr. Field says that his material is
the best the school has had for sev
eral years and he expects a success
TO MEET ILLINOIS ON DIAMOND
Three Baseball Games Will Be Played
Sometime in March.
Three baseball games will be
played between the University of Illi
nois and the University of Missouri
sometime in March.
At the meeting of the Missouri Val
ley Conference officials here Decem
ber 6 the schedule for the basketball
and baseball games between confer
ence members will be made out.
Other games outside the conference
will be played but these have not
been decided upon yet.
Dr. Miller on Philological Committee.
Dr. Walter Miller, professor of
Latin, has been appointed by the
American Philological Association a
member of the committee to revise
the grammatical nomenclature espe
cially of the classical languages.
Doctor Miller will leave tonight to at
tend a meeting of the committee
Thanksgiving day in Chicago.
So Commercial Club Luncheon.
The Commercial Club will not have
its luncheon tomorrow, but will meet
Thursday of next week. The club
will not meet tomorrow because of
TITLE TO NEBRASKA AGAIN?
Both Ames and the Cornhuskers May
The title of Missouri Valley cham
pions will cling to the Nebraskans
another year, although the Ames team
has a claim to the title on compara
tive scores, says the Kansas City
Star. All through the season the Iowa
Aggies have been winning by better
scores than the Cornhuskers, and in
the opinion of numerous followers of
the Valley sport the Iowans would
have defeated the Cornhuskers had
tlio teams met.
But N'ebrasvva and Ames could not
get together, the Ames management
refusing to take the date alloted by
the Nebraska management The
elevens are slated to meet next fall.
Coach Stiehm's eleven retains its
claim ,o the Valley championship by
right of having defended the title
against all conference comers. True,
Nebraska met only Missouri and Kan
sas, but Missouri swept Drake and'
Washington out of the way, so only
Ames was left to block the Nebraska
path. And Ames probably always
will claim that its 1912 football ag
gregation was a better one than the
one representing Nebraska. Let them
fight It out next year.
Kansas won from St. Marys, the
Warrensburg Normals, the Kansas
Aggies, all minor games; lost to
Drake, Oklahoma, Washburn, Nebras
ka, all major games; and then won
Missouri defeated Central, Rolla.
Oklahoma, Drake, Washington; lost
No excuses from the University
will be granted for the Wednesday
preceding or the Friday following
Thanksgiving except for reasons
cf unusual weight. This action
affecting all divisions of the Uni
versity was taken at a meeting of
the Committee of Deans held hi
President Hill's office Monday iaf
ternoon and the Missourian was
authorized to make the oTicial an
nouncement. In this connection
attention Is directed to the regu
lar holidays in the school year,
the establishment of the Easter
recess and the extension of the
to Ames and Nebraska, and finally to
Which university will count its
football season the greater success?
At K. U. they say they'd rather beat
Nebraska than Missouri. This prob
ably is for the same reason Missouri
would rather, beat Kansas than any
other eleven on Its schedule. Mis
souri has been the under dog, so to
speak, with Kansas ever as Kansas
has plaed the same role to Nebraska,
although to a far less extent.
But Missouri well. Tiger follow
ers often have been heard to say
they'd rather lose every game on the
schedule and beat Kansas. Still it
would be a rooter" of unusual caliber
who would follow a team through a
season of defeats and then find solace
in one lone victory.
Going into the Kansas game to add
a fitting climax to a fine season, the
Tigers were overconfident. There can
be no doubt of that.
E. A. GREEN, '03, GETS OFFICE
Is Second Graduate Made Assistant
Attorney General in Last Few Days.
Ernest A. Green Is the secon grad
uate of the University of Missouri to
be appointed an assistant attorney
general of Missouri within the last
few days. Stephen K. Owen, a for
mer student who has been practicing
law in St Louis, recently received an
appointment to serve under John T.
Barker, attorney-general elect.
Mr. Green was appointed to fill the
vacancy under the present attorney
general left by the resignation of
John M. Atkinson. It Is believed he
will be one of the assistants ap
pointed by Mr. Barker when he takes
office in January. He is a son of J.
F. Green, one or the attorneys for
the Missouri Pacific. He was gradu
ated here with the degrees of A. B.
and LL. B. in 1905.
ONE MAIL DELIVERY TOMORROW
General Delhery Will Be Open
Thanksgiving from 9:30 to 10:30.
Because Thanksgiving is a legal
holiday, the mail carriers of Colum
bia will make one delivery tomorrow.
Persons desiring to get their mail at
the postoffice tomorrow morning, may
do so by calling at the general de
livery from 9:30 to 10:30 o'clock.
License for Mr. Wood and Miss Fish.
A marriage license was Issued to
day to John M. Woods, Jr. or O'Fal
lon. Mo., and Miss Rebecca Fish of
H. W. SHAPLEY WINS
Princeton Honors a Gradu
ate of the University of
WAS ASSISTANT HERE
Astronomy Is the Field in
Which M. U. Man Does
Harlow W. Shapley, a graduate of
the University or Missouri who was
formerly assistant in astronomy, has
just been awarded a fellowship worth
$1000 at Princeton.
By special endowment Princeton
has been provided with a few of these
large fellowships which are awarded
only to those whose quality as grad
uate students has been clearly tested
and who have already done some pro
ductive work. Thus far only two
have been awarded. Dean West of
the Graduate School has written
President Hill that Mr. Shapley has
already turned out investigational
work of a high order and that he won
this fellowship with ease.
Mr. Shapley received his A. B. from
this University In '10, and A. M. in
'11. He was assistant In astronomy
here three years, from 1908 to 1910.
It is In this branch that he is special
izing. His younger brother, John, is
also at Princeton, where he holds one
of the $400 fellowships. His subject
MOORE SEEKS FEDERAL OFFICE
St Coals Democrats Intone M. U.
AIbhbbs for Attorneyship.
St Louis Democrats are actively
urging the appointment of George H. '
Moore, secretary of the University of
Missouri Alumni Association in that
city, as United States district attor
ney for the eastern district of MIs
souri. Mr. Moore has two degrees
from the School of Law LL. B., 1901,
and LL. M., 1902. He is a son of
Colonel and Mrs. W. P. Moore of Col
umbia. Mr. Moore is one of the pleaders
among the younger Democrats of St.
Louis and took a prominent part in
the recent campaign. He was chair
man of the Democratic Citizens' Or
ganization Committtee, appointed by
the State Committee a year ago to
reorganize the party in St. Louis:
chairman of the Speakers' Bureau of
the part in St. Louis, and chairman
or the Business Men's Auxiliary Com
mittee, which raised the funds for
the Democratic city campaign. He is
president of the Young Men's Demo
cratic Club of St. Louis.
Mr. Moore's candidacy has the en
dorsement of all the Democratic city
officials and city and state commit
teemen in St. Louis. The appoint
ment will be made January 1. 1914,
for a four-year term. The position
pays $4,500 a year and allows two
assistants. It is now held by Charles,
A. Houts or St Louis.
KATY SLEEPER DOES NOT PAY
Colombia Agent Says Only a Few
People Use It-Regularly.
"The sleeping car service which the
Katy is offering to Columbia patrons
still is a losing proposition for the
company," said H. L. Wilson, agent
for the railroad, today. "A few peo
ple use the sleeper regularly but a
majority of the patrons of the road
never use it. This may be due in
part to the fact that they never have
used it and do not know its conven
ience. "A good many people think It is a
fine thing to have a sleeper backed
into the union station at St Louis,
but not many want to pay for it."
Mr. Wilson says that he does not
know whether the sleeper will be
taken off. He says it is probable that
the company will not want to keep
it on long unless patronage increases.
TO TELL WHERE TO BUY SEED
Agronomy Department Compiles List
to Aid Missouri Farmer.
The agronomy depatment of the
University or Missouri is compiling a
list or all the pure-seed growers
throughout the state. The purpose or
this is to help the rarmcrs obtain
good seed and by so doing decreases
the annual loss caused by sowing
poor seed. The agronomy depart
ment is unable to fill the orders
which come into the office daily so it
is taking this method to help the far
mers get better seed.
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