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UNIVERSITY MISSOUBIArf MONDAT, DECEMBER 2, 1913.
An Krrnlng Dl!jr by the Student In ttie
School or Journalism at me tmnraii)
IIAKirV D. OUV
University Mlssourlan Association ( Inc.)
J. Harrison Brown, president ; Kolert
S. Maun. Secretary ; James C May. Wjrd
A. Sett, 1'aul J. Tlionipmin. II. J. McKay,
V. i:. Hall. T. S. IIuiNon, Ivan II.
Office : In Virginia Wile- Down Stalrv
Entered at tlje Postotllce of Columbia, Mo.
as second-class wall matter.
TWO Dollar-, a Year ly Carrier or .Mall.
Address all communications to
THE PMCE OF HAIRCUTS.
The barbers of New York have de
cided not to advance the price of
haircuts. They believe the price they
are now charging, 25 cents, is enough
for them to meet the high cost of
living. There was much talk of in
creasing the price to 3.1 cents because
of the increased ust of the safety
razor. Uarbers the country oter
argued that since the safety razor was
finding so much faor with shavers
they were unable to exist on haircuts
alone at 2." cents ajiiece. However,
the price of S3 cents did no find fa-or
in Chicago, and the haircutters there
say men have their hair cut less fre
quently. Likely the price will soon
drop back to 23 cents, for the barbers
realize men will grow long hair un
less the price of cutting is lowered.
iviiE.v ritoiiiiUTiox prohibits
Very often jou hear the question,
"Does prohibition prohibit?" On the
whole the answer is "Yes!" It pro
hibits in the sense that it keeps much
liquor from being consumed. If you
say it does not prohibit, merely be
cause there is a little whisky con-
sumed in dry territory, then you are!
looking at the question in a very nar
If the prohibition law does not pro
hibit drinking neither does the murder
law prohibit murder, neither does the
larceny law prohibit robbing, neither
does the kidnapping law prohibit kid
napping, there will never be a time
when there will be no murders, no
stealing, no robbing.
In the same way there will never be
a time when there will be no liquor
consumed. But does anybody want
the murder, larceny and kidnapping
laws repealed? Not even the lowest,
most selfish criminal wants this.
It is really the man behind the gun
that makes the law effective. In some
parts of the country murders can be
committeed with less chance of pun
ishment than in others, just as in
some dry sections it is easier to break
the local option law than in others.
It takes a prosecuting atttorney who
will get down the old law book; dust
off tjie old typewriter and pound out
a few warrants against the offenders.
That is the thing that makes the laws
obeyed in some places more than in
So the next time you howl about the
local opeion law not being enforced
remember that it is your duty as a
citizen to report these violations to
the prosecuting attorney, and, if nec
essary, to make things so uncomfort
able for him that he will have to
prosecute. Nine times out of ten,
however, you will find that you won't
have to insist. It you will do your
part as a good citizen you'll find that
prohibition does prohibit.
"Thump, thump," and then "thump,
thump" again; a rustle and a crack
ling like the snapping of brush and
twigs; a loud "Whoa" not until then
did the city man. driving through the
country at sunrise this morning, de
cide upon the cause of those dull
sounds which first greeted his ears.
It was the Missouri farmer gather
ing in his richest harvest. The beau
tiful golden ears were piled high
against the "knock-board." In a field
adjoining the one in which this far
mer was husking, was another man
at the same task. Fainter sounds of
s'riking ears told of men at work in
more distant fields. The county this
morning was spotted with wagons of
"gold". And in the counties adjoin
ing it, still other pegs were jerking
the ears from the frosty stalks. And
in other counties, too. All over the
state of Missouri men were at work
gathering in the banner crop.
Missouri produces one-tenth of all
the corn In the world; one-eighth of
all in the United States; three times
as much as all South America; three
3fths as much as much as all Europe
and nearly one-half as much as is pro
duced in the whole world outside of,
the United States. The annual Mis
souri corn crop loaded into wagons
holding fifty bushels each, allowing
twenty-fit e feet for each wagon and
team, would make a procession long
enough to extend once and a half
., ,i, m nM mn thPr-.
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ing seventy-five bushels of corn a day, dress Umt wont wcar nt a, R
would be kept busy in harvesting the j is RKl(e of a lnateriai chemically
crop fifteen thousand years. treated, so that the fiber of the cloth
The corn grown in the United States j itself is rendered practically inde
last jear was 2S1.921.000 bushels structible. She wears it and wears
more "than the greatest crop of corn!11 " il Sos c,wir out of st-vlc and
ever grown in any country of the
world. Missouri was one of the states
having the highest yield to the acre,
and in its combined yield ranked with
Another bumper crop is predicted
for this year. Missouri will contrib
ute its share to the national produc
tion. Corn is still King. Missouri is its
Kditor the Missourian: Students
should be more tociable. It is a fact
that 'very often students in the same
class pass each other the whole se
mester without the least sign of
recognition. This is bad. Specially
for the new students, who are away
from home for the first time. They
miss the lack of companionship and
words of cheer. A cheery "Good '
Morning", if nothing more, helps
much to keep up their spirits. The
upper classmen of the University 1
I ought to make it a point to speak to
every one they meet. It would help
wonderfully to make the atmos
phere about the University more
sociable. C. L.
Wants a Military Daj" Here.
Editor the Missourian: At the
University of Missouri we have Far
mers' Week. Journalism Week and
also days given over to celebrations
' in the other departments. There is
I even talk of having Religious Week.
But why not have a day for the mili
tary department, say calling it Mili
tary Day? It could, be featured by
competitive drills between the cadet
pnmnnnlnu n fihnm hnttle nnd lintri'
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otic speeches. Of course the Baron-1
ess von Suttner would strenuously
object to this, but she is far from
here now. And since the military de
partment is to be permanent, more
interest could be taken in it by stu
dents. Military day would do much
to stir up this favorable interest.
Why not have such a day next
spring? G. T. T.
'ow for Basketball.
Editor the Missourian: There is a
regretf-il lack of interest in athletics
at the University of Missouri aside
from football. Xow that the football j
season is gone and forgotten let
us not permit our spirit to die out.
It would not be wise to continue
mass meetings faQ basketball, track
and baseball, for then football mass
meetings would not have that spirit
and interest that they now have.
Howevar, we should take more notice ( jted. But it was found that this cot
or the other sports. Few of the stu-1 ton flannel was practically a neces
dents knew when or where the Mis- sjty among the poorer classes who
souri cross-country team would com
pete in the "Big Eight" meet.
After such an admirable season of
yelling and backing of a Missouri ,
team, even in dereat, it would not be
wise to be indifferent to any extent
to our coming season of basketball.!
Our three yell leaders, who deserve i
much praise, could keep the
Guard" going during the basketball
season. Xo doubt they will do so.
If the games are as well attended as
thev were last year there will be no
lack of rooters.
A successful basketball season
backed by good spirit is our next
fcoal. T. K. R.
Missourian 'phone number is 55.
CPOnP TH CUB
SCOO?-X CANT MELP
BUT FEU PROOO OC
rro MAKE VOL) TV1E
EOITOR. OP SE
Bo Your. Vmas
CLOTH THAT WON'T WEAR OUT
Here's What May Happen If Scientists Suc
ceed in Making Goods That Will
"John, I need a
I one, my very best, too, is simply worn
"Very well," says John, and buys
for liie wifns PhpictmnQ nrnsont n
I stin it is as goou as new.
Does John's wife become angry he -
cause every one else has new dresses
while she is trying to wcar out an
old one? No, for a lot of husbands
of John's way of thinking had bought
their wives dresses of tills material
for presents, with the promise of "an
other when tliis one is worn out."
And the wives wear them for a while,
without suspecting the trick played
upon them by their economical-minded
Will This Eier Happen!
Then they realize their costumes
are all utterly out of style, but still
s-o perfectly good that they must be J
worn for years to come. So they
meet in solemn conclave to decide
what must be done about it. If
everybody is out of style completely,
then no one is more stylish than any
body else. So they don't mind all
being out of style, together.
They decide to make their "non-1 f the goods, nor its softness or flex-wear-out-able"
dresses over into 1 11,1111 v. It must be some chemical
classic and artistic garments, all
alike- They wondered how they could
ever have liked those old queer styles,' not ,na!ic the goods dusty after a
anyway. (For there is nothing quite, little wear.
so grotesque as a fad that has grown "More than 10.000 different experi
old.) The result is a highly artistic. , ments were made by Mr. Perkin be
economicai and healthful form of na-,fore he discovered a substance which
tional uniform dress for women. I would meet all these requirements.
And ha ing no necessity of wasting' Several times he thought he had
time, money and energy in follow-j found the right substance, but it
ing after fashion at a greater or less would be soluble in water, and after
distance, they are free to give their 1 the material had been laundered, it
attention to more important matters. 1 was as inflammable as if it had never
such as discussions of whether they been treated. At last he succeeded in
shall allow John and his friends the making this most inflammable cotton
ballot or not, and whether it would material as non-inflammable as
not result in a loss of John's chief 1 woolen.
charm, his shy and innocent timidity I "This was the way ho did it. The
of manner if they did. .cloth, after weaving and before dye-
Much Already Accomplished. ,ing, is run through a solution of so
Ail this may possibly happen, atjdiuin stannate, till it is thoroughly
some time in the future, when some saturated. It is then wrung out and
experiments that are now being made
bv chemists are fully worked out and
made of commercial value in the
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already been accomplished by a long, again squeezed and dried,
series of experiments in-treating cot- Compound of Tin Used,
ton cloth with chemical substances:' "Sodium stannate is a compound or
the wearing property of the cloth has , tin, which will render cotton goods
been increased 20 per cent. Any gar- practically fireproof, add to the soft
ment made of goods so prepared will ness of its 'feel' and make it wear
wear 20 per cent longer than a gar-'20 per cent longer than it would
ment of the same material which has otherwise.
not been so prepared. And in addi
tion the garment is practically fire
proof. The experiments were not origi
nally made for the purpose of in
creasing the wearing properties of
the goods, but to make it fire-proof,
jn England so many children had
h,Cen burned to death because of play
ing near a fire while wearing cotton
dresses that a movement was begun
to have the wearing of flannelette,
1in irnrmnet nf nrtttnti fronds nrnhlh-
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could not afford to buy woolen. Then
it was suggested that the cotton flan
nel might possibly be made as safe
as woolen, and experiments followed
which jiaVe made it as indestructible
j,.. jjrc as woolen,
Prof. Trovthridire's Talk.
prof. P. F. Trowhrigc in an address i
before the University of Missouri
Section of the Chemical Society re-,
cently told of these experiments, ,
'which were made by William Henry
Perkin, of Manchester, England, one was still practically fire-proof. This
of the greatest living chemists. Pro-'dress had been exhibited by Mr. Per
fessor Trowbrige had heard Mr. Per-1 kin iu Xew York who, unable to de
kin lecture on the same subject at'stroy it by fire, had cut it up into
the last International Congress of j small bits and gien them to the vis
Applied Chemistry in Xew York in iting chemists for proof of the worth
'September, and had had several pri-
fas earoa op thg.
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X DEMWO A MONTHS
SAUARY N ADVANCE
rme editor above.
AJU- OTHERS SHOULD
DO HIS VMftS
JLJ$Y V9 ( WKJ? yHL m neck j tPJBl 1b&
vato conversations with the noted
'chemist on the subject. He' had ob
tained from Mr. Perkin a number of
pieces of cloth which had been so
treated and used them to illustrate
his talk before the Chemical Society
"Cotton flannel as every one
knows," said Professor Trowbridge,
"is the most inflammable of all cotton
goods because of the nap which at
tracts and carries the flame across
jlho surface of the goods with almost
' incredible rapidity. This very nap.
i however, is Indispensable for pur
poses of warmth. The minute fibers
of carded cotton which distinguish it
from any smoothly-woven material
makes a layer of warm air between
the skin and the goods which serves
as a non-conductor, and increases
several times the warmth of the gar
ment. Tlie problem, then, in making
a fireproof cotton flannel would be
to treat it in such a way that the
nap of the goods would not be de
stroyed. Problem ('inifrontlnpr fliemNtx.
"As cotton goods are made to be
( fu-nt to the laundry time after time.
iiul as children's clothes especially
reiuire this, the treatment must be
one that would not be removed by
repeated washings with hot water
and a strong soap. Then the chemi
cal used must not injure the color
tMat Would not injure by contact with
j the skin, must have no odor, and must
passed over heated copper drums to
rcmoe the excess of the solution and
dry at will. Then it is run through
a solution of ammonium sulphate, and
"The cost of the tin is over a
thousand dollars a ton but in the
commercial use of it in treating cot
ton goods, it adds only about 2 cents
a yard to the cost of the cloth."
Professor Trowbridge picked up
some of the pieces of cloth which had
been treated with the tin, and some
which had not been treated. He
lighted a match and applied it to a
piece of the ordinary goods. It
flamed up instantly, the blaze was all
over it in another second, and he had
to drop it hastily to keep his fingers
from being burned. He touched the
match to a piece of the same material
which had been treated with the tin.
It would not ignite, and the result of
repeated matches held to it was only
lo blacken the nap around the edge
a little. One piece which had been i
only partly saturated with the tin, I
smoldered and burned slowly, but
was easily shaken out.
Professor Trowbridge also had a
piece of a dress which had been
treated with tin, had been worn for
(two years, washed every week, and'
of his experimentation.
Scoop Wants To Set A Good Example
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The Cloth of the FatHre.
"While these experiments were
first made without any thought of
adding to the durability of the cloth,"
said Professor Trowbride. "I see no
reason why they could not be carried
still further, and make a cloth that
would be practically indestructible by
wearing. Such a process of treating
cloth would be a very valuable one.
as a matter of course.
"This .method of fire-proofing ap
plies to all kind of cotton goods, an
well as to flannelette. It is just as
valuable, if not more so, in the treat
ment of thin cotton goods. It elim
inates' the danger of light, gauzy
dresses catching fire from caudles,
matches or open grates. It may also,
lie used on lace curtains or any fabric
made of cotton. Goods rendered
lire-proof in this way arc made for
the commercial market by a firm in
England. They call it "Xon-FIaniV
A 'P0SSU3PS SAD 3IISTAKE
Called at Hotel and the Mtrlit Clerk
Kept Him There.
A wayward son of the opossum
family, who lived on the Hinkson, ran
away from home last night. He longed
for town life so he came to Colum-J
bia. He was strolling down Walnut,
street about 12 o'clock looking for
the Persimmon Tree Hotel whergTie
intended spending the rest of the
, night, when he was seen by James
, Hillings, night clerk at the Athens
Hotel. Billings rush out and invited
him in. He accepted.
This was a sad mistake on the part
of 'Willie O'Possum, for he was im-
IF YOUR WATCH
bring them to Henninger's where
they will be repaired by experts
and returned to you in perfect
We will reg- rjenninger's
Only a half cent a
a day minimum 15
BOARD AND ROOM
Single meals served at Pemberton
Hall. Breakfast 25c; 7:30 to 8:15.
Lunch 25c; 1 to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
G to 6:30. (Sundays 1 to 1:30). Flat
rate, board, $4 per week.
cameo pin, on Thanks
Finder please phone 767
LOST Small leather pocketbook
containing half dollar dated 1S26, some
small change and two receipts. Re
turn to Albert Moody, at Virginia
Market for reward. (d2t)
LOST A black traveling bag
marked "Mvonnig". Last seen on
ground by Wabash, Pullman Xo. 4 at
7:30 a. m., Tuesday, Xovember 26.
Reward. Phone C32.
LOST : An oval garnet brooch, set
with an opal in the center. Garnets
peculiarly set. Finder please phone
741. Reward given. ( tf )
LOST Small gold watch, between
805 Virginia ave., and Academic Hall.
Reward. Finder Phone 86.
TO KEST HOUSES
FOR REXT A 10-room furnished
house. Also an 8-room house. Both
modern. Two blocks from Univer
sity. Inquire or phone F. W. Xieder
mej er. (dGt)
FOR REXT Two nice rooms in the
Xowell building. Hot and cold water;
steam heat and light. McDonnell
Bros., or W. B. Xowell. Phone 74.
FOR REXT Two large rooms, bay
windows, newly papered, new fur
mediately put in a gunny sack and
this morning turned over to Minerva,
the cook, whose radiant smile tells a
story of "possum and sweet taters"
Milton Davis Visits Son Here.
Milton Davis of Coffervilie, Kan.,
who has been visiting his son, C. E.
Davis in Columbia, left this morning
for his home.
Missourian Want Ads cost only a
half cent a word a day. Phone them
Missourian 'phone number is 33.
Evcrj' day briiifjs us
new goods. They arc
all selected for the
making of a mem-,
for you, for mother
and father and friends.
Right away, today
is a good time to
see these new lines
of goods. Students
arc eagerly buying
gifts already. Get
your choice from
each new line as it
nace and all modern conveniences.
Price ?S.50 and $10.50, 605 S. 5th. d6t
, Room for rent. One large front
room $4. 448 White. 505 Conley. tf
FOR SALE Ladies' suits and
men's clothing. Apply 109 Westwood
avenue. Phone SCO Green. (dlt)
FOI1 SALE Ridpath's History of
the World. Treat yourself to this
set for Christmas. Price, like condi
tion, ideal. Address X-Y Missourian.
FOR SALE A new suit. Size of
coat, CS. 803 College. Phone 1109.
WANTED Boarders by the day,
week or meal. 600 South 9th. tf.
MEAL PERMIT U. D. Club per
mit for sale, $5.00. Paid to date. 205
College. S18 Red (d6t)
FOUND Silver mounted fountain
pen in Academic Hall. Xovember 15.
Owner can have same by calling 825
black and paying for this ad.
WANTED Sewing at home or by
the day. Prices reasonable. MIm
Katy Bassett, 1006 Rogers. Phone
846 Red. (d6t)
MRS. BELLE GOODRICH. liinN
tire therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Are.
DANCING Lespons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. d24
Save half the price on typewriters.
See L. H. Rice. Easy terms. Phone
742 Green. (d5t)